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Marjorie Bolz Allen Grant

The Allen Family with an article about Marjorie.
The Allen Family with an article about Marjorie.

Marjorie Bolz Allen was a lifelong museum volunteer and a Science Museum of Minnesota board member who served 1960-1980. She earned the distinction of becoming a Life Trustee due to her long and exemplary years of service. Due to her love of learning, science, and education, in 2007 she was memorialized through a fund created in her name that continues to provide volunteers with funding and support to complete projects that directly enhance the visitors' experience at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and Warner Nature Center.

Typically five $200-$1,000 grants are awarded each year. Recipients are current volunteers who have come up with an idea for a way to enhance museum visitors' awareness of a science, technology, engineering, or mathematical (STEM) discipline, and who have proven that their project leads to a sustainable and effective addition to the learning environment at the Science Museum of Minnesota or affiliate sites.

Recent projects include:

  • Humans and Chimps in the Human Body Gallery
  • Citizen Science Program at the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center
  • Cranial Endocast Project in the Paleontology Lab
  • iPad Technology in the Human Body Gallery