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Museum of Science

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Museum of Science is a science museum based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1831. As of 2018 they had $80 million in revenue and $290 million in assets.

We believe that everyone has a role to play in the world of science and technology - as learners, as future scientists or engineers, as citizens of our nation, as community leaders and members of the workforce, as consumers, and as stewards of our pla...

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Program areas at Museum of Science

EXHIBITS include over 900 standing exhibits, housed in 132,000 sq ft of gallery and related space, providing hands-on experiences in all areas of science, technology, and their social impact. The Museum creates permanent and travelling exhibits both on its own and in collaboration with other institutions, and is one of three lead partners in the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISENet), a network of approximately 600 museums, colleges/universities, libraries, scientific professional organizations, and research institutions which creates and shares exhibits and programs relating to important current science and technology topics. The Museum also hosts travelling exhibits produced by other institutions. Traveling exhibits hosted by the Museum this year included: Many Faces of Our Mental Health; POPnology; Gridiron Glory; Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature; Dora and Diego: Let's Explore!; New England Caterpillars; Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World

EDUCATION PROGRAMS include summer courses for children, overnight programs, an Educator Resource Center, and field trip programs for school groups. The Museum is also the home of the National Center for Technological Literacy (NCTL) which works with education, government, and industry to integrate engineering in schools and museums nationwide. The NCTL has developed standards-based K-12 curriculum materials and provides professional development programs in math and engineering, as well as online teacher resources. (150,800 visitors and participants, not including many thousands of children using NCTL curricula worldwide)

PUBLIC PROGRAMS include exhibit interpretation, lecture series, live animal demonstrations (the Museum is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums), physical science demonstrations, lightning shows in the Thomson Theater of Electricity, special events, demonstrations and podcasts relating to topics of current science and technology, hands-on Design Challenges and a walk-through Butterfly Garden. The Museum's community outreach programs provide access to these and other programs to underrepresented audiences, and the Museum's Traveling Programs' fleet of vans bring programming out to schools, libraries, and community centers across New England. (1,152,900 onsite visitors and 100,200 offsite participants served.)

Form 990s for Museum of Science

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Nov 4, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Aug 11, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 12, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 17, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Museum of Science

Total grants, contributions, etc.$32,130,694
Program services$25,353,251
Investment income and dividends$2,325,015
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$274,790
Net rental income$2,012,842
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$11,914,300
Net income from fundraising events$-312,522
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$2,923,476
Miscellaneous revenues$3,919,367
Total revenues$80,541,213

Vendors for Museum of Science

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Mayer Hoffman Mccann P.C.Audit accounting2019-12-05
██████Content management system software2019-09-16
█████████ ████████Software2019-09-16
██████ ███ ███Software Development$237,0002018-06-01
█████████████ ████████ ███Telemarketing$22,6002018-06-01
███ ████████ ████████ ███Custodial Services$1,127,1762018-06-01
█████████ ██████████Investment Counsel$276,5012018-06-01
████ █████ ██████████ ███Direct Mail$139,1942018-06-01
...and 16 more vendors

Personnel at Museum of Science

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
John SlakeyChief Financial Officer and Treasurer / Vice President Finance$207,191Dec. 20, 2019
Gwill Elaine YorkChairman$0July 17, 2019
██████ █████Vice - Chair$0July 17, 2019
█████ ████████Interim President and Director$347,971July 17, 2019
███████ ███████Corporation Counsel$0July 17, 2019
███████ ███████Vice - Chair$0July 17, 2019

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