Montana Science Center announces new Executive Director

Sep 29, 2023

Bozeman, MT - The Montana Science Center (MSC) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Erica Dungan as its new Executive Director. With her exceptional leadership, organizational management experience, and commitment to advancing science education, Erica is poised to lead MSC into an exciting new era of growth and innovation.

Erica Dungan joins MSC with over 20 years of experience in program leadership, business management, and teaching. Her passion for education and her dedication to inspiring curiosity in learners of all ages make her a great fit for the Montana Science Center.

As a forward-thinking leader, Erica Dungan looks to lead MSC into a bright future. She stated, “I am honored to join the Montana Science Center as the next Executive Director. MSC plays a vital role in our community by providing a fun, welcoming environment to develop scientific literacy, creativity, and critical thinking skills. I look forward to growing the MSC so that hands-on scientific exploration and discovery remain accessible to everyone.” The Board of Directors is confident that her expertise and dedication will lead MSC to new heights in its mission to inspire curiosity, exploration, and a lifelong love of science.

Please join us in welcoming Erica Dungan as the new Executive Director of Montana Science Center, replacing Abby Turner, whose tenure at the science center will be missed. Over the past six years, Abby has shown that community engagement, creative critical thinking and a fierce determination to engage children and families in science can lead to innovative partnerships around Gallatin Valley and beyond.

About the Montana Science Center: Montana Science Center is committed to providing interactive learning experiences in science and technology that inspire creativity, innovation and lead to real-world applications. The doors are open to all individuals, families and kids of every age. Innovation, play and creativity are encouraged.

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