Catherine Horne is president and CEO of Discovery Place, a network of four science, natural history and children’s museums located in Charlotte, North Carolina, that serves local, regional and national audiences. Discovery Place recently expanded it service to teachers and administrators with the opening of the Discovery Place Education Studio to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professional development. Prior to joining Discovery Place in 2014, Catherine was president and CEO of EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, South Carolina and served at the University of South Carolina in administration and as a member of the museum studies faculty. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Salem College and a master’s degree in art history from the University of South Carolina.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in STEM education, science exhibits, science center spaces, and the work of bringing museums to as many people as possible.