EIN 59-0896343

Orlando Science Center

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
412
State
Year formed
1955
Most recent tax filings
2020-06
Description
Orlando Science center's mission is "inspire Science learning for life.". The vision is: "to be the community partner that fosters creativity and curiosity for Science which stimulates innovation that transforms our economy and enhances lives.". Inspi...

Program areas at Orlando Science Center

By inspiring Science learning for life, osc creates prosperity in our community that enhances lives. In fy2020 - amid a three-month closure of our center due to the pandemic and while continuing to engage curious minds through virtual opportunities - osc ignited that spark of innovation in 430,000 visitors, including 98,500 who received free or reduced-price admission. Our core exhibits include kidstown - creative play nurturing cognitive development of young children; natureworks - exploring our region's habitats; kinetic zone - fundamentals of forces; dino digs - paleontology and giant prehistoric creatures; our planet, our universe - mysteries of space and earth's dynamic forces; and the hive: a makerspace - making, learning and exploring with tools and mentors to help turn creative ideas into reality.
Our cinedome, observatory and digital adventure theater educate visitors of all ages. The 240-seat dr. phillips cinedome offers visitors giant screen films in the six-story domed venue. The digital adventure theater hosts educational movies daily and Science live! Program favorites such as mighty micro monsters with state-of-the-art 4k digital projection and 7.1 surround sound, the digital adventure theater also presents movies in 2d and 3d, and hosts guest presentations by scientists. The observatory features central Florida's largest refractor telescope and provides public access for viewing astronomical events.
125,000 of our visitors experienced osc through field trips and other educational programming. We inspire Science learning through on-site demonstrations, programs, lab and school field trip activities, teacher professional development, break camps and classes, and an onsite preschool. Off-site programs bring classroom and assembly-type programs to students and their parents at local schools, libraries, and other educational and cultural venues in nine counties throughout central Florida.

Form 990s for Orlando Science Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-02-22990View PDF
2019-062020-02-18990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062018-01-19990View PDF
2016-062017-04-12990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Orlando Science Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
United Arts of Central FloridaGenl Support/program$373,457
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...and 13 more grants received

Grants made by Orlando Science Center

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Chelonian Research Institute CorporShare of Inspiring Innovation Gala Event Proceeds$142,122

Financials for Orlando Science Center

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,964,812
Program services$4,609,874
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$534,460
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-131,125
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$444,252
Total revenues$10,422,273

Personnel at Orlando Science Center

NameTitleCompensation
Joann NewmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer$202,511
Craig MeyerChief Financial Officer$116,162
Debra GordonVice President of Operations
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Marketing
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Development
...and 8 more key personnel

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The Adler PlanetariumChicago, IL$19,182,779
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Peggy Notebaert Nature MuseumChicago, IL$5,993,527
The Franklin InstitutePhiladelphia, PA$40,175,651
Hiller Aviation InstituteSan Carlos, CA$2,844,657
Northern Virginia Science Center FoundationFairfax, VA$2,834,276
Discovery PlaceCharlotte, NC$12,858,473
Science Center of Iowa (SCI)Des Moines, IA$7,150,997
South Florida Science Center and AquariumWest Palm Beach, FL$5,496,833
Connecticut Science CenterHartford, CT$10,721,959
Intrepid Museum FoundationNew York, NY$34,468,777
San Diego Society of Natural HistorySan Diego, CA$10,791,465
The Witte MuseumSan Antonio, TX$13,875,132
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Great Lakes Museum of Science Environment and TechnologyCleveland, OH$6,870,947
John P McGovern Museum of Health & Medical ScienceHouston, TX$3,255,983
Pacific Science CenterSeattle, WA$19,382,842
The Tech Museum of InnovationSan Jose, CA$26,382,036
Michigan Science CenterDetroit, MI$3,606,541
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$10,422,273
2020
Yearly growth
-52.9%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$11,548,073
2020
Yearly growth
-3.7%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$25,417,262
2020
Yearly growth
-5.9%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
412
2020
Yearly growth
-0.7%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
777 E Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Metro area
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
Website URL
osc.org/ 
Phone
(407) 514-2262
Twitter profile
@orlandoscience 
IRS details
EIN
59-0896343
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1955
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