Diversity, inclusion and ending all forms of discrimination are critically important issues in museums and science centres. Science is for all people and science centres must continuously review and develop a broader scope of programmes that serve audiences through increased empowerment and equal access. Panelists will discuss gender equality and the importance empowering women can have as multiplier effect in increasing the interests in science and science careers. Presentations will also explore the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural experiences and education, as well as the constant and complex interplay and interactions through the myriad forces that could remove barriers that inhibit learning. Suggestions for developing environments that foster high-quality experiences in multicultural informal learning will also be covered. The panel will focus on how equality, access and opportunities for all can be embedded into programmes to ensure broader reach to all cultures.