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The Annual Fund supports every aspect of the Museum — from regular maintenance and day-to-day operations to feeding our friends in the Live Animal Care Center; to allowing our educators to create new interactive exhibits and develop live presentations. By joining one of our societies, you stand alongside an invaluable group of loyal philanthropists who help the Museum deliver an amazing educational experience, and in return, you receive a wide range of benefits such as special access, exclusive events, and more.
The Future of the Museum of Science
The Innovators are the Museum of Science’s community of young professionals who are united by their desire to expand their knowledge of science and technology in a social setting.
Friends of the Museum of Science
The Explorers are a community of Museum of Science supporters who believe that there is no greater gift than sharing your love of learning. They are a dedicated group of philanthropists who are interested in developing a deeper connection with the Museum.
Patrons of the Museum of Science
Members of the Discoverers Society are part of a remarkablecommunity of individuals that share a belief in the mission of the Museum of Science and support that belief through leadership gifts to the Annual Fund.
Checks should be made payable to the Museum of Science, Boston. Please include information with your name, address, and phone number and mail to:
Museum of Science, Boston,
1 Science Park, Boston MA 02114
Attn: Annual Giving
If you wish to make a gift over the phone, please call the Museum of Science Advancement Office at 617-589-0370.
Many companies offer matching gifts for charitable donations made by their employees, which could double or triple your contribution to the Museum — some companies' matching gifts program extend to retired employees and board members.
To find out if your gift qualifies for a match from your employer, visit our matching gifts page where you can search a database of over 20,000 companies to see if your gift is eligible and how to apply for your matching gifts benefits.
Donors who remember the Museum of Science in their estate plans or through life income gifts are welcomed as members of the Washburn Society.