As the new leader of DuPage Children’s Museum, Andrea Ingram brings a passion for lifelong learning and early childhood education to her role, as well as extensive experience as a cultural institution thought leader, social service agency executive, and public policy advocate. She will join DuPage Children’s Museum as the President & CEO after serving for 13 years as Vice President of Education and Guest Services at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Museum of Science and Industry
At the Museum of Science and Industry, Andrea Ingram was responsible for all aspects of the Museum’s guest experience, as well as impactful programs that inspired and motivated youth to become the next generation of innovators and scientists. During her tenure, she developed the nationally recognized “Welcome to Science Initiative,” a $10.5 million annual investment in science education designed to remove barriers that prevent underserved and underrepresented youth from achieving their full potential in science and engineering.
Ingram succeeds retiring President and CEO Sarah Orleans, who is credited with leading the museum to a strong financial and organizational position.
DuPage Children’s Museum
The DuPage Chilren’s Museum is the intersection of fun and learning. It’s a place where play allows kids to make new discoveries, explore new spaces, share experiences, and see themselves and their world in new and exciting ways. For 30 years, DuPage Children’s Museum has been inspiring children and their adults with experiences that encourage curiosity, discovery, and collaboration.