Imaginarium wins $475,000 science education grant

Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Imaginarium in Anchorage has won a $475,000 grant for science education programs.

The Imaginarium, a hands-on science recreation center, is among 29 recipients of grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The awards total $12 million.

The grants support programs to promote science literacy and education.

Institute officials said the awards are the fourth round of grants for science programs outside traditional school settings. Some 235 applications were received for the latest round.

The institute is a medical research organization that focuses on biomedical research. Since 1992, it has awarded 125 grants totaling more than $30 million.

The Imaginarium received $225,000 from the institute in 1992.

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