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    Group in the Planetarium
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    Visitors in the Hall of Human Life
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    Visitors in the Butterfly Garden
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    Visitors participating in Design Challenges

The Explorers

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 while helping to sustain its mission of providing critical STEM education to people of all ages. Join today.

The Explorers Society Impact

Your Explorer support directly impacts the Museum by delivering the unrestricted income needed to:

  • Maintain your favorite exhibits and bring new exhibits to life
  • Develop hands-on, educational programming
  • Provide for the upkeep and care of our Science Park facilities

Your annual support is truly the cornerstone of our efforts to spread the joy of discovery to millions of visitors every year.

Join the Explorers Society now!

Membership is reserved for donors who give between $300 and $2,499 to the Museum’s Annual Fund each fiscal year. The Museum’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30.

Explorers receive admission to our Exhibit Halls for 8 people all year long, as well as a range of benefits such as invitations to Behind-the-Scenes tours, access to exclusive programs and events, recognition in the Museum’s Annual Report, and more! Check out Explorers levels and benefits.

Ways to Join

  • Online: Join immediately -
  • Phone: 617-589-0370, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Mail: Museum of Science, Attn: Annual Giving, 1 Science Park, Boston MA 02114 (Please make checks payable to the Museum of Science, Boston)
  • Monthly Giving: Prefer to give a set amount each month? With monthly payment options, giving has never been easier! Monthly payments start as low as $25 a month. We will gladly assist you in a payment plan that works best for you, just call Annual Giving at 617-589-0370.
  • Workplace Giving: Employers also chip in to help build a strong Museum community. We accept matching gift payments from employers so that your job can meet you halfway or double your impact. Find out if your workplace participates.

For more information or to become an Explorer, please contact the annual giving department at 617-589-0370 or

Photo of Michael Thonis

© Ashley Daubenmire

As one of our Explorers, you will partner with 600 other dedicated philanthropists who have committed themselves to supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. You will play a crucial role in helping the Museum keep our communities — and our country — on the leading edge of science and technology for generations to come.

Michael Thonis

Trustee, Museum of Science

Live Animal Care Center

© Ashley McCabe

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4-D Theater

© Ashley McCabe

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