Why Make a Gift?
At MSI, we spark curiosity, ignite a love of learning and transform lives through the power of science, every single day. The Annual Fund covers expenses for our everyday activities. It keeps the whistle blowing in the Coal Mine, the tornado turning in Science Storms and the wheels spinning in the minds of the million guests who visit us each year.
A gift to MSI is one of the most impactful you can make. Each year we:
- Host more than 340,000 students on field trips
- Conduct nationally recognized science education programs for thousands of students, teachers and their families through the MSI Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE)
- Train 1,000 teachers to improve the way they teach science
- Fund more than 70 after-school MSI Science Minors Clubs in neighborhoods across Chicago and northwest Indiana
You can help keep sparks flying at MSI. Support our vision to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering by making a gift to the Museum today. All Annual Fund gifts are tax deductible.
Annual Fund Membership
When you give $250 or more to the Annual Fund, you are eligible for out-of-this world benefits, including:
- Free Museum Entry for multiple people
- Free parking
- NEW! Free Kids' Passport to Science membership. Your children or grandchildren can earn passport stamps redeemable for prizes.
- Free or discounted special exhibition and tour tickets
- Free, unlimited Omnimax® passes
- Invitations to complimentary MSInsider Day events that offer cool experiences only MSI can deliver
Give a gift today to inspire the inventors, innovators and scientists of tomorrow.
about the museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.