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  • Annual Giving

    Our animals thank you.

    © Ashley McCabe

    Turtle at the Live Animal Care Center
  • Annual Giving

    Our programs thank you.

    © Nicolaus Czarnecki

    Design Challenge activity
  • Annual Giving

    Our exhibits thank you.

    © Ashley McCabe

  • Annual Giving

    Our students thank you.

    © Ashley McCabe

    Science in the Park exhibit

Annual Giving

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. Every dollar you generously give to the Annual Fund goes directly into furthering STEM education and delivering an amazing experience to visitors of all ages.

Your gift to the Annual Fund goes to work immediately and is essential to the Museum’s efforts to inspire the dreamers and thinkers of tomorrow.

Ways to Make a Gift


Phone: 617-589-0370, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston MA 02114, Attn: Annual Giving (Please make checks payable to the Museum of Science, Boston)

Double Your Gift…Double Your Impact!

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 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.

Join Our Donor Societies!

By joining one of our donor 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.

To find out more about each donor society and the benefits of joining, click below or learn more here:

The Discoverers

The Explorers

The Innovators

An Easy Way to Support the Museum — Every Month!

Making a monthly commitment to the Museum provides a consistent source of revenue we can count on every month to fund our mission to make this one-of-a-kind educational experience accessible to all.

You decide how much you would like to pledge and after that, everything is automatic. No checks, no envelopes to mail. You remain in total control and you can withdraw from the program or change the amount of your pledge at any time. It’s simple, secure, and one of the best ways you can support the Museum.

We will gladly assist you in a payment plan that works best for you; just call the annual giving team at 617-589-0370.

Your Annual Fund Gifts at Work

School bus

Field trips and overnight programs

for over 170,000 school children

Microscope and gears

Traveling Programs

that bring science, technology, and math (STEM) education to thousands across New England


Live Animal Care Center

that cares for 130 animals who participate in 5,000 education presentations each year

Dinosaur and lightning bolts

Maintenance and upkeep of your favorite exhibits

and development of new, cutting-edge exhibits

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with more than 650 local community groups that serve those without the financial means to visit the Museum as well as those with disabilities


2014 Sources and Uses of Operating Funds

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