Adam Z. Tobin joined Chabot Space & Science Center as its Executive Director and CEO in November, 2015. He brings more than 20 years combined experience in informal education, first building successful, creative business ventures and then applying that same entrepreneurial spirit within the non-profit sector.
Before joining Chabot, Adam served as the Director of Global Studios at the Exploratorium, responsible for furthering the museum’s mission of transformative education by building partnerships with and providing creative services to institutions around the world. Previously, Adam was the Director of Exhibit Development at the Exploratorium, where he led a group of more than forty creative professionals, including exhibit developers, fabricators, writers, graphic artists, new-media developers and web designers.
Prior to joining the Exploratorium, Adam was an award-winning toy inventor and founder of two educational toy development and manufacturing companies. Adam also moonlights as a mechanical artist, creating large kinetic contraptions that attempt to capture the whimsy of his earlier toy creations. Adam holds a BA in Music from Brandeis University.