• Why Giving Matters


The Museum of Science ignites a curiosity and passion for STEM learning that can last a lifetime.

Through our engaging programs and immersive experiences, we encourage learners of all ages to explore and develop their interests in understanding the natural and human-made world. We need generous supporters like you to ensure our programs are made possible.

Live Presentations

Last year, gifts empowered 480,000 visitors to enjoy dynamic Live Presentations that bring STEM to life every day.

Field Trips

Gifts to our Field Trip program provided 132,906 students the opportunity to experience the magic of the Museum on a field trip.


Thanks to the support of EIE®, more than 18 million students have been introduced to engineering across all 50 states and 20 countries.

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“I support the Museum because it’s critically important that more people understand and trust science. We are making advancement in science every day, but that won’t help society if individuals don’t take advantage of this knowledge.”

– Chris Bellon, Discoverer since 2012

Just Imagine.

– Stories from the Museum

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The Colby Society

The Colonel Francis T. Colby Society, which recognizes donors whose cumulative lifetime giving equals a minimum of $100,000, pays tribute to those who have had a major impact on the Museum. Society members is on display at the entrance to the Museum’s Colby Room.

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The Washburn Society

The Washburn Society honors the special community of supporters who have included the
Museum in their wills or other estate plans; established life income gifts; or named the Museum as a beneficiary of a retirement plan, donor advised fund, insurance policy, or investment account.

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The Chairman’s Circle

In celebration of individuals, families, corporations, and foundations whose cumulative gifts and pledges total $1 million dollars or more, the Museum hosts a biannual Chairman’s Circle Dinner.

Gifts to the Museum empower millions of people each year to expand their knowledge and shape the world we live in.

Your gift today could change the trajectory of young learners and prepare them for a future in STEM.

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