Travis Schenck is Director of the Space Foundation Discovery Center. He helps develop new and exciting exhibits, while also preserving and restoring the Space Foundation’s collection of space artifacts. Whether it’s designing a new computer display or restoring a damaged model, Travis can be found working to improve our visitors’ experiences at the Discovery Center. He also works closely with the Space Foundation education team to create fun and educational programing throughout the year at the Discovery Center.
Travis began his museum career as a teenage museum docent for the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan, Alaska. Intrigued by the experience, he pursued educational opportunities to improve his museum skills and graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a bachelor’s degree in history, emphasizing museum work. He began his professional museum work with the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures. In 2007, he became the first fulltime director and executive officer of the Museum of Moab, located in southeastern Utah. During his tenure in Moab he wrote Moab and Grand County, a photographic history book highlighting the Moab area. Travis also serves as a member of the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame Museum board of directors.