Executive Director - Space Foundation Discovery Center
Kevin Orangers is the new Executive Director of the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, providing insight to the daily operations of the space museum. Kevin is responsible for directing the Discovery Center’s staff and volunteer corps in developing and facilitating new exhibits, field trips, public programming and Laboratory experiences designed for teachers, students and space museum guests. With his background in educational programming and exhibit design, Kevin works closely with the Space Foundation leadership team in the development of new programs and exhibit experiences for the Discovery Center.
Kevin began his career with the American Museum of Natural History’s mobile educational outreach initiative-the Moveable Museum-and has nearly 25 years of experience in museum operations, exhibit design, program and curriculum development, and community outreach. Prior to his start with the Space Foundation Discovery Center, he served the National Liberty Museum on its executive team as Vice President of Programs & Operations from 2008-2019, directing all National Liberty Museum daily facilities operations and programming. He was responsible for spearheading the NLM’s signature educational initiative called the Young Heroes Outreach Program, an innovative civic & character leadership program currently in year-long residencies in Philadelphia, PA and regional schools. Kevin’s continued passion for this work comes from his diverse experience with science and history museums that merge both “hi-tech” and “low-fi” design elements and immersive programming that engages the head, heart and hands.