The Muck recognized for combining arts with education

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center has received a 2016 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education for for its programs combining art instruction with science, technology, engineering and math studies.

The award is given jointly by the California Association of Museums and State Superintendent of Public Instruction and recognizes museum programs that make major contributions to K-12 education.

The Muck was among six museums selected.

– Lou Ponsi

March Orange County Events Calendar

With springtime just around the corner, it’s time to get outside and soak up the sunshine. Whether it’s a parade, a fun run, a yard sale or an Easter egg hunt, there are plenty of chances to enjoy the warm weather that Orange County is famous for. By night, explore the arts with watercolor landscapes, a play, ballet, or a beer and music festival. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy time spent in OC this March.

5th Annual Superintendent's Awards for Excellence in Museum Education

The Superintendent’s Awards for Excellence in Museum Education Competition recognizes the outstanding achievements in California museum programs that serve K-12 students and/or educators. The competition is the joint project of the sponsors, CAM and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Six California museums were selected in 2016 to receive an award for excellence in museum education, chosen by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson. The 2016 winners are: