EIN 91-0750867

Pacific Science Center

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Pacific Science Center is a privately funded, not-for-profit education organization dedicated to:1) inspiring a lifelong interest in Science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs ...
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Pacific Science Center Foundation
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Program areas at Pacific Science Center

Exhibitspacific Science Center is Washington's leading institution for informal Science learning for people of all ages. Guests can wander among tropical butterflies, touch live marine animals, and explore space. Popular attractions include: living exhibits, Science on a sphere, tinker tank, tropical butterfly house, puget sound tide pool, dinosaurs, and professor wellbody's academy of health & wellness. Guests continued to experience what is reality, a collection of vr and ar experiences that allow our guests to immerse themselves in stories, and the hive - an incubator where we host local tech startups who interact with our guests. After the mandated covid-19 stay at home orders in wa, we took an agile approach to creating digital content through the creation of curiosity at home, a free resource of age-appropriate activities including diy, reading and video options across multiple stem topics.pacific Science Center has been a leader of informal stem education in Washington for more than 50 years. Covid-19 has interrupted traditional operations in march 2020, but not our commitment to serving the community. We responded rapidly to the mandated closure in march by mobilizing curiosity at home: free, interactive, and fun digital learning resources to ignite curiosity in and enthusiasm for stem learning.
Outreachscience on wheels: since 1973, Science on wheels has been reaching out to rural, small, and underserved communities that have limited access to stem education. Last year, we delivered hands-on Science education programming at more than 250 venues across Washington state and beyond, including many traditionally underserved communities. We prioritize service to the 300,000 title i students in Washington by offering reduced or free Science on wheels visits to low-income schools.
Theater and event operationspacific Science Center is home to seattle's ultimate imax experience, which offer our guests the opportunity to explore deep oceans, travel to the farthest reaches of our universe, go back in time to worlds undiscovered and immerse themselves in a cinematic experience like no other. Films come to life in our paccar and boeing imax theaters with giant screens, crystal clear images and 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Both theaters show 2d and 3d films that take advantage of our state-of-the-art imax 3d technology. Pacific Science Center's new laser dome operates with a brand-new laser system and is home to the most full-color lasers permanently installed in any laser dome in america. This new system uses nine rainbow fx laser projectors for laser shows that feature live and recorded music.

Who funds Pacific Science Center

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$270,364
Schwab Charitable FundArts, Culture & Humanities$70,701
United Way of King CountyDesignated Gift$70,000
...and 47 more grants received totalling $807,805
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
National Science FoundationEDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES$285,550
National Science FoundationEDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES$137,387
National Aeronautics & Space AdministrationSCIENCE$111,042
...and 15 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Pacific Science Center

Will DaughertyPresident and Chief Executive Officer$425,771
Kate MotonagaChief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer$28,282
Sherilyn AndersonChief Financial Officer , Betacom / Treasurer$0
Amy CollinsChief of Staff
Eleanor BradleyChief Commercial Officer$214,034
...and 22 more key personnel

Financials for Pacific Science Center

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,555,768
Program services$6,841,461
Investment income and dividends$138,398
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$347,416
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$8,694,937
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$339,652
Miscellaneous revenues$351,178
Total revenues$22,268,810

Form 990s for Pacific Science Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-25990View PDF
2019-062021-01-28990View PDF
2018-062019-12-07990View PDF
2017-062018-10-16990View PDF
2016-062017-10-03990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Liberty Science CenterJersey City, NJ$29,120,536
Museum of FlightSeattle, WA$28,399,588
Oregon Museum of Science and IndustryPortland, OR$15,942,443
Science Museum of MinnesotaSaint Paul, MN$26,554,076
The ExploratoriumSan Francisco, CA$48,557,720
Orlando Science CenterOrlando, FL$12,311,297
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 25 new grant, including a grant for $30,000 from Seattle Foundation
July 14, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $270,364 from American Online Giving Foundation
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
July 17, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsCharities
EducationArts, cultural, and humanities
MembershipsLobbyingNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
200 Second Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
Metro area
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
King County, WA
Website URL
(206) 443-2001
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A57: Science and Technology Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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