Hello, I’m Chris Flink

IDEO Fellow

I thrived at IDEO for nearly 20 years, but now that I'm working on a different pier, I enjoy being a Fellow to help out dear friends in any way I can.

What you won’t learn from my bio:
I served on a FORTUNE 500 public company board of directors and lived in a Stanford dorm. At the same time.

Full Bio

Chris Flink joined the Exploratorium as Executive Director (CEO) in 2016. He is responsible for expanding the institution’s impact by deepening our renowned visitor experience, increasing our worldwide influence through Global Studios, broadening the reach of our world-class teacher professional development programs, and leading the Exploratorium to reimagine what it means to be a science center in the twenty-first century. He brings to the institution more than twenty years experience spanning creative leadership, engineering, design of hands-on educational experiences, and business. Chris is a former partner at IDEO and a founding member of Stanford University’s d.school, where he remains a consulting associate professor. He has presented at TEDx and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.