Insights Science Discovery
We provide learning experiences in unexpected places via hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering Arts & Math (STEAM) educational programs across our region.

Causes: Children and Youth, Education, Environment

Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring engaging hands-on STEAM education to the Border Region!

Our Story: Insights Science Discovery was founded in 1979 to offer interactive science education experiences to the Border Region. Insights operated in downtown El Paso until being demolished to make way for a baseball stadium. Exhibits were stored in an unused school in the Segundo Barrio, the Alamo School, and gradually were rebuilt into a museum format. Before opening to the public in Alamo School in October of 2015, Insights launched a dinosaur themed pop-up museum exhibit in Bassett Mall. Running a museum in the Alamo School posed multiple operational challenges. Following many stakeholder meetings, Insights board made the decision to pivot to a 100% mobile outreach model, with a focus on meeting the public where they are.

Insights is STEAM Education Unleashed? At schools, on trails, at parks under tents, and in your homes - Insights has been providing hands-on STEAM education in the Border Region for over 40 years. Since we have ‘taken the museum out of the box,’ in 2017 we have moved full STEAM ahead with a variety of new programs for all ages. We’ve really unleashed the beast with the purchase of our new STEAM Truck in early 2023.

Within the last year, we have served over 6,900 individuals within our region with programs ranging from out STEAM Pop-Ups, Guided Dinotrack Tours, Nerd Nights, our annual El Paso Space Festival, and our afterschool/summer camp STEAM enrichment programing.

We know that 60% of today’s students will be employed in technical jobs that do not yet exist. This is why Insights mission to promote STEAM education through exploratory, interactive learning experiences in the Border Region is critical. Operating as a flexible, lean, mobile service has enabled Insights to serve hands-on engaging STEAM education to over 30,000 individuals since our transition to a ‘museum without walls.’ In addition to providing safe STEAM educational programs during the pandemic, Insights will continues to grow our afterschool programs, Pop Up Museum Mobile exhibits, educational events, and outdoor STEAM education program.

Help us inspire our next generation of scientist, engineers, programmers, and astronauts.

Students joined Insights at Rio Bosque to learn all about the wetlands and put in some good stewardship work!
Insights host our Science of Mental Health pop-Up at a Clint ISD middle school
View from the Insights' 2023 Sun Country Regional Science & Engineering Fair hosted at the University of Texas at El Paso
Insights' team members provides hand-on STEAM activies at a school event
Photo from a First Saturday Dinotrack Hike open to the public at our 211 acre site of dinosaur footprints
Insights team members performing an interactive science experiment with children
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