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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Representing the 46th District of California


Apr 23, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today announced that the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana has been awarded this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.  Rep. Sanchez nominated the Discovery Science Center for the prestigious award.


“I am proud to announce the Discovery Science Center has been awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service,” said Sanchez.  “This is a monumental achievement for the DSC, which is truly an exceptional institution and an Orange County treasure.  Children and adults alike have enjoyed learning about science and technology at the Discovery Cube over the years. It’s wonderful to see the DSC be recognized nationally for its innovation and its impact in our community.”


The National Medal is our nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, and each year it is only awarded to ten recipients across the country.  The medal is awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and it celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.  It will be presented to the Discovery Science Center at a celebration in Washington, D.C. on May 8.


“The National Medal shows that a museum’s impact can go beyond the walls of a single location and bring education to hundreds of thousands of students in classrooms along with satellite locations,” said Joe Adams, president of Discovery Science Center. “This Award celebrates and recognizes the hard work and dedication of our team and community leaders towards delivering a mission that is not measured in dollars, but measured in the hearts, minds, and actions of eager learners.  We see this award as a challenge to continue to teach through innovation extending past museum norms, finding partners that align to our mission, and connecting to young minds.”