Kids play at a Hot Wheels exhibit at Discovery Cube LA on Saturday January 27,2019 (photo by Gene Blevins)
A science museum in Sylmar will get a $5 million cut of the state budget to build an exhibit to teach children about what can be done to help fight climate change, a local assemblywoman said Friday.

The allocation in the budget just signed by Governor Gavin Newsom benefits the Discovery Cube Los Angeles, which features educational exhibits on various science topics, and will go toward constructing a “sustainability park.”

The aim of the park exhibit will be to teach about what the state is doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to Assemblywoman Luz Rivas, D-Arleta, who worked with the governor to get the funding included.

The museum “provides hands-on clean technology and STEM education to the children living in my district where we have some of (the) worst air quality in the nation,” Rivas said. “The sustainability park will provide these young leaders the education and tools to reduce poor air quality and reverse climate change in their own backyard.”

The LADF allocated $10,000,000 in New Markets Tax Credits to help fund building of the Discovery Cube Los Angeles.

28 June 2019