Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Following the success of its STEM education field trip program that will host more than 24,000 kindergarten through eighth grade students this school year, the 49ers Museum presented by Sony today announced the launch of a new educational initiative to introduce even more students – and their parents – to the organization’s innovative STEM curriculum.

Family Learning Nights will provide a structured environment and collaborative learning atmosphere for families to enhance their understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts alongside their children. Scheduled for one night per month beginning in January, the sessions are free of charge and will help students and their parents explore STEM-based concepts and how they pertain to finding solutions to real-world problems. To see the full schedule of program dates, download the program guide, and to complete the free registration, please visit:

“The 49ers Museum Education Program’s introduction of Family Learning Nights is a unique way of bridging STEM education and valuable time spent with family,” said Jesse Lovejoy, museum director for the 49ers. “We are constantly looking for ways to inspire young people to achieve their dreams, and by combining hands-on learning in STEM disciplines with the opportunity to have parents take an active role in their children’s education, we believe we will do just that.”

Each lesson will include a one-hour tour of the 49ers Museum presented by Sony for parents and children to engage in various interactive exhibits before taking part in a one-hour, STEM-based lab activity, which will cover topics such as football forces, engineering in football and football H20. The collaboration will foster whole family involvement and exploration while infusing a STEM curriculum to shed light on the physics of football or the fundamental role that water plays in preparing and maintaining Levi’s® Stadium’s playing field.

The 49ers Museum presented by Sony, its Denise DeBartolo York Education Center and the Chevron STEM Zone opened in August of this year with plans to provide free STEM-based education to more than 20,000 K-8 students from throughout the Bay Area during the 2014-15 school year. Due to popular demand, the program is on pace to serve more than 24,000 kids in its inaugural year and has already accumulated a waitlist of more than 5,000 students for the 2015-16 school year. The Family Learning Nights initiative will provide the opportunity for thousands more individuals to experience the museum’s unique curriculum each year.

For more info on Family Learning Nights, please visit Although admission is free to families, limited space is available and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please contact for more information.

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