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The Discoverers

Members of the Discoverers Society are part of a remarkable community 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. They provide the inspiration, leadership, and financial support that sustains the Museum’s educational enterprise. Essentially they ensure that the Museum is able to operate year in and year out.

The Discoverers Society Impact

Discoverers have a direct impact on the Museum’s efforts to inspire children, engage adults, and provide resources to teachers. Discoverers support helps:

  • Keep visitor-favorite exhibits alive and thriving and bring new exhibits to life.
  • Supply an invaluable path to better science education, helping fund hands-on educational programming.
  • Break down barriers to access by helping to fund visits for underserved families and communities, allowing maximum accessibility for all who visit.

Leadership in Annual Giving

Discoverers gifts account for approximately 80% of the Annual Fund total each year, which supports every facet of the Museum’s daily operations.

The Museum of Science is grateful to have such a strong and loyal community of supporters who demonstrate their ongoing commitment every year. Through your support, you spread the joy of discovery to millions of Museum visitors each year.

Giving at the Discoverers Society Level

Society membership is reserved for donors who give $2,500 or more to the Museum’s Annual Fund each fiscal year. The Museum’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June 30.

In thanks to Discoverers, we offer a range of benefits — such as special access, exclusive events, and extraordinary experiences. Check out Discoverers levels and benefits.

Ways to Join

  • Online: Join immediately – mos.org/donate
  • 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 a Discoverer, please contact the annual giving department at 617-589-0370 or discoverers@mos.org.

Photo Maria Kussmaul

Photo Courtesy of Maria Kussmaul

The Discoverers Society is comprised of a remarkable group of philanthropists who help the Museum improve everyone's understanding of how science and technology shape our world. As Discoverers, you and I help sustain science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education at the Museum, impacting more than 1.5 million people each year.

Maria Kussmaul

Chair, Discoverers Committee

Discoverer since 2006

Photo of Helen Greiner

Photo Courtesy of Helen Greiner

Engaging children in science and technology is key to solving the problems of the future. Who is going to create potable water, reverse climate change, and invent better fuel technology? The Museum of Science engages children in the process of discovery and innovation and teaches them to become the problem solvers of the future. As a Discoverer, I share a common interest with many others who want to promote science and technology to the next generation.

Helen Greiner

Trustee, Museum of Science

Discoverer since 2006

Chef demonstration

© Ashley McCabe

The Discoverers logo
Event in the Blue Wing

© Ashley McCabe