Research, Development & Advancement Manager
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
Victoria Coats has worked at OMSI since animatronic dinosaurs first roamed the exhibit halls. During her many years working on interactive science exhibitions, she learned to embrace the collaborative process and barely kicks or screams at all now. She loves bringing together diverse teams of smart, imaginative cooks (but not too many), stirring up a rich soup of ideas, and filtering out a clear broth of intuitive learning experiences. Among her traveling exhibition projects, her favorites have been about thawing permafrost and climate change, Indigenous knowledge and environmental science, the natural history of aging, and the powers of Marvel and DC Super Heroes.