Individual Giving

Annual Giving

Picture of a boy in the Butterfly Garden

© Michael Malyszko

Your donation to the Annual Fund will help us inspire the dreamers and thinkers of tomorrow. 80% of budget expenditure at the Museum is directed to science and technology education. Without your donation, the marvel of scientific discovery will be out of reach for so many people.

Learn more about annual giving and our donor societies

Planned Giving

Picture of volunteer and boy in exhibit

© Michael Malyszko

Support the Museum through bequests, family trusts, life insurance, life income agreements, and other planned giving vehicles that provide for the future of our institution. Legacy gifts sustain our educational mission while offering income opportunities and potential tax advantages to those donors making planned gifts to the Museum.

To learn more, please contact Alexandra Nikolaisen, AVP Individual Giving at

Tribute Giving

Picture of girl and woman in exhibit

© Michael Malyszko

Tribute gifts celebrate milestones, honor special relationships, or memorialize the loss of a loved one. Tribute gifts also support mission priorities of the Museum, helping to fund innovative exhibits and educational programs.

Learn more about tribute giving

Why Make a Gift to the Annual Fund?

Young minds depend on your support.

Last year 186,000 students took field trips to the Museum and more than 80,000 people enjoyed our Traveling Programs, which bring the Museum's compelling science programming to cities and towns throughout New England.

Why Make a Planned Gift?

You wish to leave a legacy to an iconic institution.

Many of our longtime supporters remember the Museum in their bequest intentions or through an insurance policy. In this way, they are able to ensure a lasting legacy at the Museum.

Why Make a Tribute Gift?

To share the experience.

You can honor your family's time at the Museum of Science and celebrate a birthday or graduation with a tribute gift. Your donation will help to ensure an exciting Museum experience for generations to come.