EIN 75-0755335

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH)

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
345
State
Year formed
1941
Most recent tax filings
2019-09
Description
Dedicated to lifelong learning and anchored by our rich collections, the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History engages our diverse community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the stories of Texas and the Southwest.

Program areas at FWMSH

The Museum owns and maintains a collection of over 175,000 scientific exhibits and historical objects with an emphasis on Texas and the southwest. We provide engaging, interactive experiences to the public that involve powerful, first-hand informal learning through our exhibitions, innovation gallery, innovation studios, and children's Museum. The Museum features 50,000+ square feet of exhibitions on topics including energy, dinosaurs and space exploration, and provides hands-on activities in innovation studios. In 2019, the Museum welcomed 288,851 guests, including school children, families, and groups.
The Museum fosters multigenerational learning and engagement with Science, History, culture, and the humanities. In the omni imax theater the Museum presented educational documentary films such as superpower dogs, backyard wilderness, and dolphins proved highly popular with our guests. Additionally, apollo 11 first step edition played in the omni and complemented launchpad, a large internally-created exhibit on display in the Museum. Attendance for the omni during fy 2019 was 143,941.
Discovery labs on wheels provides programming to a variety of audiences from school classrooms to community and library programs. Dlow also provides life Science lectures to retirement communities and assisted living facilities, including memory care patients. Through this program, Museum educators take Museum artifacts from the teaching collection to these facilitates and talk to the residents about them. All the programs have central themes (Texas seashore, trinity river ecosystem, pollinators, etc.). This program is a wonderful way to bring a part of the Museum to an audience that may have a hard time visiting us. During fy 2019, discovery lab on wheels went to over 60 different locations, serving a total of 10,313 children / students and 2,066 adults / teachers.family Museum nights provide schools the opportunity to bring their families to the Museum for an exclusive visit. During fy 2019, 51 schools visited the Museum with 15,388 in attendance. Family steam festivals travels to school campuses bringing quality educational experiences into the school for families who may not be able to attend the Museum otherwise. During fy 2019, the Museum brought stem learning fun to 45 schools with 10,614 in attendance.

Form 990s for FWMSH

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-092020-10-22990View PDF
2018-092019-10-08990View PDF
2017-092018-10-16990View PDF
2016-092017-10-27990View PDF
2015-092016-11-02990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Burnett FoundationGeneral Support$2,750,000
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...and 29 more grants received

Financials for FWMSH

RevenuesFYE 09/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,251,951
Program services$3,307,038
Investment income and dividends$75,312
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$110,253
Net rental income$71,812
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$59,475
Net income from fundraising events$79,137
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$232,686
Miscellaneous revenues$284,057
Total revenues$8,471,721

Personnel at FWMSH

NameTitleCompensation
Amy DuncanChief Operating Officer$116,938
Douglas A RobertsChief Technology Officer$121,977
Kippen de Alba ChuChief of Staff
 Subscribe to viewExecutive Vice President - Finance$132,776
 Subscribe to viewPresident$305,044
...and 8 more key personnel

Organizations like FWMSH

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Discovery PlaceCharlotte, NC$12,858,473
Science Center of Iowa (SCI)Des Moines, IA$7,150,997
California Science Center FoundationLos Angeles, CA$32,211,440
Discovery WorldMilwaukee, WI$6,415,449
Da Vinci Science Center (DSC)Allentown, PA$3,672,711
North Carolina Museum of Life and ScienceDurham, NC$10,790,094
Orlando Science CenterOrlando, FL$10,422,273
Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryPortland, OR$16,921,372
Peggy Notebaert Nature MuseumChicago, IL$5,993,527
Northern Virginia Science Center FoundationFairfax, VA$2,834,276
Reuben H Fleet Science CenterSan Diego, CA$8,779,842
Museum of FlightSeattle, WA$23,947,628
The Witte MuseumSan Antonio, TX$13,875,132
Hiller Aviation InstituteSan Carlos, CA$2,844,657
Connecticut Science CenterHartford, CT$10,721,959
The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery MuseumReno, NV$2,540,009
Pacific Science CenterSeattle, WA$19,382,842
Discovery Science Center of Orange CountySanta Ana, CA$16,373,093
South Florida Science Center and AquariumWest Palm Beach, FL$5,496,833
Great Lakes Museum of Science Environment and TechnologyCleveland, OH$6,870,947
The Adler PlanetariumChicago, IL$19,182,779
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space MuseumDenver, CO$5,929,450
John P McGovern Museum of Health & Medical ScienceHouston, TX$3,255,983
Exploration PlaceWichita, KS$6,067,726
Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC)Rochester, NY$6,316,745
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$8,471,721
2019
Yearly growth
-42%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$11,100,998
2019
Yearly growth
-16.8%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$56,250,477
2019
Yearly growth
-6.6%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
345
2019
Yearly growth
0%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Metro area
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Website URL
fwmuseum.org/ 
Phone
817-255-9300
Facebook page
FWMSH 
Twitter profile
@fwmsh 
IRS details
EIN
75-0755335
Fiscal year end
September
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1941
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