• Hawai‘i Keiki Museum - New Chamber Member

    March 21, 2022
    Welcome to New Chamber Member Hawai‘i Keiki Museum.

    From the shores of the Gold Coast, to the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the Big Island has a long history of Hawaiian culture, rich with science, exploration, and engineering achievements.
    The Hawai‘i Keiki Museum (the word keiki is Hawaiian for ‘children’) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation created for the purpose of starting a children’s science discovery center in West Hawai‘i. By the summer of 2022, the Hawai‘i Keiki Museum, at the Kona International Marketplace, will begin welcoming children of all ages and abilities to have science learning experiences.
    Executive Director/CEO: Dana McLaughlin has been involved in a dozen entrepreneurial endeavors. She started combining technology and early child development while a student working on robotics at the MIT Media Lab. She has an MBA from San Jose State and has worked as a technology program manager for Walt Disney, Yahoo! and Apple. She has a lifetime of operational experience as a Lieutenant Colonel in the non-profit organization Civil Air Patrol.  Photo of Dana
    As a museum built from the ground up to inspire innovation and STEM education, the Hawai‘i Keiki Museum will be a role model for other institutions. Our use of YouTube videos to document and share the process with others from all around the world has the potential to attract a global audience of makers. You can support us by subscribing to our YouTube channel where we share behind-the-scenes videos of fabricating the exhibits and the planning that goes into starting a science museum.  Photo of Dana
    Here is a video rendering showing a walk-through of what we are building:  https://youtu.be/28CFQ4C-oss
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