More than $285,000 of Hewlett-Packard equipment will power exhibits and experiences in the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, thanks to the Hewlett-Packard Product Giving program — which provides a 3-to-1 match of employee contributions — HP Business Unit contributions and the generosity of a HP Corporate Social Innovation Grant of $32,000 in product.
Following a presentation to the HP Site Leadership Team in 2010, a small group of HP volunteers considered how HP technology could be infused into the museum’s exhibit design and into the amazing Digital Dome Theater.
“It’s truly been an amazing partnership,” notes Annette Geiselman, executive director of the museum. “The HP volunteer engineers brought a level of expertise to the planning process that enabled us to design exhibits that will include the latest technology and achieve our mission to inspire inquisitive thinkers and encourage responsible stewardship of the past, present and future.”
HP volunteers and staff have spent many hours selecting the equipment best suited to the designed experiences in the museum. HP volunteers have also hosted tours of the museum site, celebrated Museum Day at HP, hosted a museum table at charitable giving nonprofit fairs, encouraged HP employees to participate in museum activities and promoted the museum as a great place for HP employees to consider donating their philanthropic funds.
The Fort Collins Museum and Discovery Science Center formed a partnership in 2008 and launched a capital campaign to raise $26.7 million for the development and construction of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. The new museum will focus on creating meaningful opportunities for people of all ages to learn, reflect and have fun through hands-on and collections-based experiences in science and culture.
The Museum of Discovery will draw visitors from across Colorado and the adjoining states to experience a unique interpretation of the impact of science and culture on our communities and our lives.