EIN 39-1691578

Discovery World

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
133
Year formed
2004
Most recent tax filings
2020-12-01
Description
Discovery World educates, motivates,. Discovery World educates, motivates, mobilizes and inspires the innovators and entrepreneurs of the 21st century. We connect innovation, science, and technology with exploration, environment, and our Great Lakes f...
Total revenues
$5,004,309
2020
Total expenses
$7,625,967
2020
Total assets
$53,614,713
2020
Num. employees
133
2020

Program areas at Discovery World

The Museum offers educational programs, camps and tours to the public which provides the public an opportunity to interact with the scientific, economic, and technological exhibits.
Schooner educational programs focusing on ship building, the Great Lakes, and water ecology. Discovery World also operates a maritime museum which demonstrates historical information about life on the Great Lakes.

Who funds Discovery World

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Great Lakes FutureOperations Support$409,500
Les Paul FoundationStem Programs and Exhibits$150,000
United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha CountyDonor Designation Pledge Payments$58,808
...and 25 more grants received totalling $776,652

Personnel at Discovery World

NameTitleCompensation
Bryan W. WunarChief Executive Officer / President and Chief Executive Officer$178,240
Carl SchoettelChief Operating Officer$119,741
Kate HalfwassenChief Financial Officer$109,710
John EmmerichVice President of Exhibits and Audience Engagement$94,376
Larissa YankovichDirector of Education
...and 10 more key personnel

Financials for Discovery World

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,046,159
Program services$713,594
Investment income and dividends$38,126
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-316,123
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-19,080
Net income from fundraising events$123,992
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$-14,928
Miscellaneous revenues$-567,431
Total revenues$5,004,309

Form 990s for Discovery World

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-09-22990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122019-10-04990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-10-12990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $25,000 from Emory T Clark Family Foundation
September 23, 2021
Received grants
Identified 8 new grant, including a grant for $150,000 from Les Paul Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 19, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
Issues
EducationArts, cultural, and humanitiesChildren
Characteristics
MembershipsFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Metro area
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI
County
Milwaukee County, WI
Website URL
discoveryworld.org/ 
Phone
(414) 765-8602
Facebook page
DiscoveryWorldMKE 
Twitter profile
@discoveryworld 
IRS details
EIN
39-1691578
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
2004
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A57: Science and Technology Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
Parent/child status
Independent
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