About GO-Science

We are your local, nationally-recognized, neighborhood science and technology learning center and museum that ignites kids interest and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a way that both makes sense and is fun.

A NONPROFIT SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY AND REGION

OUR MISSION

GO-Science is a science museum concentrated on STEM education, exhibits, and programming designed to promote early engagement, academic success, and persistence in STEM education and careers in order to incubate a talented and diverse STEM workforce. We connect people with science through interactive exhibits and programs that provide a firsthand experience and opportunity to experience wonder and intuition about the world; thereby, inspiring curiosity and a motivation to learn about the STEM disciplines.

OUR VISION

In order to foster a scientifically literate community, GO-Science will:


  • Be the region’s leading family-centered destination for STEM fun and learning.
  • Serve as the trusted voice of science for the general public.
  • Serve as a town square for community dialogue on science and its societal implications.
  • Showcase regional science and technology advances.
  • Achieve national and international recognition in exhibits and programs.
  • Excite and inspire children of all ages to explore careers in STEM.
  • Attract and engage an audience that reflects the diversity of the regional community.
  • Collaborate with business and community partners.

WHY THIS MATTERS

Eastern North Carolina’s economic success depends on strengthening our role as a center of education, discovery, and innovation. Technological innovation accounted for almost half of the nation’s economic growth over the past 50 years, and all 30 of the occupations expected to grow the fastest in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).