Explore Our Commitment to Igniting a Future Where Anyone Can Be a Scientist

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Our Mission

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FMSM is breaking barriers to ignite the curiosity in all of us.

Our Vision

FMSM is a regionally focused, globally relevant science museum that provides fun, accessible and inclusive STEM experiences for everyone. FMSM reimagines what a science museum can be by fostering community, encouraging curiosity, exploration and innovation, and inspiring a future where anyone can be a scientist.

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FMSM Overview Brochure

FMSM Strategic Plan

How We Got Here

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Jessie Rock, spreading STEM education in a classroom holding a cast of a dinosaur bone
2018

Jessie Rock started it all! She and surveyed community members recognized that Fargo-Moorhead needed, and supported, a Science Museum. She collaborated with eager and enthusiastic supporters. With enthusiastic supporters by her side, she hit the ground running to bring science education to the FM area and form the inaugural board of directors.

2018
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2020

The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum registers as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization and establishes a brand identity including a stunning color palette and Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum logo.

2020
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2021

An anonymous $225,000 donation and $1,000,000 gift from John Ballantyne change the trajectory of the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum. Also, the board of directors expands, adding local business professionals and science educators, passionate about the mission of FMSM.

2021
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2022

In Early spring 2022, with the generous support of the community, FMSM acquires the STEM Response Unit, a Ford electric van for community awareness and outreach.

 

 

2022
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2023

A generous land donation from Brandt Holdings Co. triggers the announcement of the future home of the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum in Urban Plains Development, south Fargo. The FMSM adds 3 full-time team members including Director of Marketing and Communications, Director of Development, and Outreach Coordinator.

2023

We Believe Anyone Can Be A Scientist

The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum is designed to be innovative and inclusive. Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion shape many aspects of the FMSM experience, including conceptual framework, design, and learning opportunities. The Museum will reflect the diverse ways of knowing, through which many cultures interact with the world, including the indigenous nations in our region and the diversity of our residents. FMSM will create experiences that spark delight and ignite people to imagine positive futures for themselves and their communities, regardless of age, race, religion, socioeconomic status, or abilities. 

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Meet the FMSM Team

Jodi Phillips
Director of Marketing and Communications
social@fmsm.org
Kayla Adamek
Outreach Coordinator
outreach@fmsm.org

Meet FMSM's Board of Directors

Jessie Rock

Chair of Board, Museum Founder

Danni Melquist

Secretary

Christina Snider

Board of Directors, Campaign Chair

Jae Dewald

Board of Directors

David Schlossman

Board of Directors

Breanna Kompelien

Board of Directors

Anne Stoll, CPA

Board of Directors

James Hand

Board of Directors

Sandi Piatz

Board of Directors

Thad Swanson

Board of Directors

Sandy Korbel

Board of Directors

Susan Mathison, MD

Board of Directors

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Why FMSM

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