Giving Societies at the Museum of Science

For more than 190 years, the Museum of Science has been a treasured educational institution steadfastly serving the needs of the Greater Boston community. The Annual Fund is the foundation upon which the Museum is able to share its programs, exhibits, and STEM resources with an ever-expanding global audience.

With your support, the Museum continues to inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone, for generations to come.

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A Community of Museum Supporters

The Explorers enjoy a deeper connection with the Museum while furthering our ability to provide critical STEM education to visitors of all ages. Explorers receive in-depth access to the Museum of Science year round with invitations to exclusive events, family friendly presentations, and behind-the-scenes experiences. Explorers support of the Museum’s Annual Fund allows us to bring new exhibits to life, create hands-on educational programs, and generate content to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.

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As a Philanthropic Young Supporters Group

The Innovators believe in and support the Museum’s mission of inspiring a lifelong love of science in everyone. Gifts from Innovators ensure the Museum remains a unique and impactful institution whose reach stretches beyond Science Park. Innovators enjoy the opportunity to experience the excitement and wonder of the Museum through exclusive social events with industry leaders in STEM, engaging networking opportunities, and Museum of Science mentorship.

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The Premier Annual Fund Donor Group

Discoverers support is vital to ensuring the Museum remains one of the most vibrant and visited science museums in our nation. Through gifts from Discoverers Society members, our innovative STEM programming, groundbreaking exhibits, and unique educational initiatives reach nearly 5 million Museum visitors, both virtually and at Science Park, each year. In return, Discoverers receive benefits such as private behind-the-scenes tours, receptions, and more.

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Your Support Makes an Immediate Impact

Giving Societies support the Museum's Annual Fund, and they help support: 

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

The Live Animal Care Center that cares for 130 animals who participate in 5,000 educational presentations each year.

Maintenance and upkeep of your favorite exhibits and development of new, cutting-edge exhibits.

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