The Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.  Yup, your state tax dollars are spent on museums across the state.  Normally I wouldn’t have a problem with this, but most of these still charge admission and some have a pretty hefty price tag on a ticket.  Clearly, these museums are important local entities, visited by some and not visited by others. But it is not a core function of gov­ernment, and should not be supported by general taxes on all North Carolina citizens.  In FY-2015 the budget expanded the Grassroots Science Program to include three new museums: HandsOn! – A Child’s Gallery in Hendersonville, Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, and Cowan Museum of History and Science in Kenansville.

Below is a map and list of the museums funded by the Grassroots Science Program – $2.5 million annually

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