Exploration Place names new education director

WICHITA — Pat Purnell is the new director of education for Exploration Place, Wichita's science center and children's museum.

She will oversee the museum's education operations and programming for schools and the general public.

Purnell has more than 20 years' experience in museum education, most recently serving as curator of education at Frazier International History Museum in Louisville, Ky. She also has worked at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and The Children's Museum of Memphis.