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About the Wade Institute

Formerly the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS, Inc.)

The Wade Institute for Science Education is a 501 (c)(3) Massachusetts-based nonprofit dedicated to hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based science education. We connect classroom teachers and informal educators with science, technology and engineering content expertise, inquiry-based instructional methods, regional STEM resources, and peer learning communities. We help educators discover first hand the value of inquiry-based learning, and master innovative ways to spark students’ curiosity for STEM.


  • George Garretson Wade Charitable Trust
  • The Hermann Foundation
  • Dana Marcus
  • Vanderbilt Family Foundation