Mobile Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center http://apr.org en Mobile Science Center Struggles to Stay Afloat http://apr.org/post/mobile-science-center-struggles-stay-afloat <p>The president of the board that oversees a science center in Mobile says the facility is struggling just to keep its doors open.</p><div><p>Exploreum Board of Trustees President David Trent said donations are down.</p><p>WALA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/X6wCHe) that the science center brought in a little more than $3 million in 2009 -- but the cost to keep it running was more than $4 million.</p><p>The nonprofit's tax filings show that the trend continued in 2010. Revenue was reported at $3.3 million while expenses rose to $4.7 million. That amounted to a $1.4 million loss.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:09:20 +0000 The Associated Press 24521 at http://apr.org Mobile Science Center Struggles to Stay Afloat