Small print doesn’t keep people from reading legal notices in newspapers.
One recent legal notice in The Gazette prompted a caller to wonder if the Science Center in Cedar Rapids was calling it quits.
It is not.
In recent years, two non-profit entities, the Science Center and the Science Station, had different roles in the administration and oversight of the local science education venture.
The Science Center and its board of directors remain in place while the Science Station’s board of directors is in the process of dissolving, Todd Bergen, president of the Science Station’s board of directors, explained this week.
The dissolution was the subject of the recent legal notice, which was required, in part, to alert any potential creditors of the entity known as the Science Station’s end.
Bergen said he knew of no outstanding creditors.
As for the Science Center, Norah Hammond, the center’s executive director, said this week that the center continues to operate at Lindale Mall — its temporary home since the flood of 2008 drove the center out of its riverfront spot in downtown Cedar Rapids.
However, Hammond reports that the mall has asked the Science Center to move from a space in the upper level of the mall, and as a result, the center will move its gallery area to the lower level of the mall and consolidate it with its education center that has been located there.
“We don’t anticipate this will have a great impact on our programs and services, however, the locations of some events may change in the future due to some constraints on space,” Hammond said.
The Science Center, she added, continues its search for a long-term home. The center’s Facilities and Finance Committee, as well as key supporters and interested parties, will take up the matter of a new permanent home after the first of the year, Hammond said.