MSW’s two bilingual community science centers in San Francisco provide unique hands-on science programming to youth and families from underserved communities.
MSW was founded in 1991 in Dan Sudran’s garage, which was filled with his collections of magnets, fossils, animal bones, radios, and more. Neighborhood kids began to stop by daily, fascinated by Dan's science collections and wanting to tinker, build, and explore. There, the idea of a "science workshop" was born.
Now, MSW has two public workshop spaces, where students and families come to explore all of their curiosities. From our woodshop — to our live animals — to our physics exhibits, there's something for everyone!
Our workshops enrich the lives of students from high-need communities through exciting, hands-on science — here, they can crack open shale fossils, wire a motor toy, build a wooden scooter, ride a homemade hovercraft, and so much more.