Mobile science center

Science & Health
9:09 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Mobile Science Center Struggles to Stay Afloat

Officials say Mobile's Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center is struggling to stay open because of finances.

The president of the board that oversees a science center in Mobile says the facility is struggling just to keep its doors open.

Exploreum Board of Trustees President David Trent said donations are down.

WALA-TV reports ( 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.

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.

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