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Joe Cox

President & CEO,

Museum of Discovery and Science

The Museum of Discovery and Science welcomes individuals from all walks of life to visit, experience, connect and discover inspiring science. We support all family structures, creating a culture of hospitality where diversity is celebrated. Our doors are open to everyone: individuals and families with physical and emotional disabilities and disparities in education, social and economic status. We embrace our truly diverse community of various ethnicities, religions, gender identification and sexual orientations. All are welcome here.

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Joe Cox has served as the President and CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since February 2018. Founded in 1977, the Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and, inspires a passion for science and discovery in over 400,000 visitors annually. Prior to his current position, he has worked in the museum field for over 20 years having previously served as the President of the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature in Worcester, Massachusetts and as founding Executive Director of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples where he led the campaign to raise over $25million to build the Museum. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from St. Mary’s University in London with a focus on environmental law and paleoquaternary biogeography and completed his Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester. Joe is the recipient of Fellowships from both the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. He is past Chair of the Florida Association of Museums Foundation and currently serves on the national board of the Association of Children’s Museums.

 

In his time at the Museum of Discovery and Science he has focused on opening doors, and ensuring that the Museum welcomes individuals from all walks of life to visit, experience, connect and discover inspiring science. The Museum strives to support all family structures, creating a culture of hospitality where diversity is celebrated. Museum doors are open to everyone: individuals and families with physical and emotional disabilities and disparities in education, social and economic status. The staff and Board embrace our truly diverse community of various ethnicities, religions, gender identification and sexual orientations.

 

Joe is dedicated to developing strong community partnerships and is committed to inspiring a passion for science in future generations of visitors to the Museum of Discovery and Science.

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