Why Make a Gift?

Your support keeps the whistle blowing in the Coal Mine, the tornado turning in Science Storms and the wheels spinning in the minds of the million-plus guests who visit us each year. It's the engine that enables us to annually:

  • Host over 360,000 students on field trips.
  • Conduct nationally recognized science education programs for thousands of students, teachers and their families through Griffin MSI's education initiatives.
  • Train 1,000 teachers to improve the way they teach science.
  • Support after-school science across the Chicago region and northwest Indiana through our Out-of-School Time Educator Program.

You can help keep sparks flying at Griffin MSI. Support our vision to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, engineering and math by making a gift today.

All gifts are tax deductible.

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Giving Society Memberships

Give $300 or more and automatically qualify for a Giving Society Membership—and all the out-of-this-world benefits that come with it!

Explorers Society ($300 - 599) 

Includes a year of:

  • Free admission for 2 members, 2 guests and children under 18 in the household
  • Free parking in our underground garage for one car per day
  • Unlimited free special exhibition tickets
  • Unlimited discounted tickets to Fab Lab, Flight Simulators and Virtual Reality simulators
  • Unlimited free Giant Dome Theater passes
  • Unlimited free U-505 and Coal Mine tours
  • Invitations to ticketed Member events
  • Invitations to complimentary Griffin MSInsider events
  • A 100% tax deduction for the entire cost of your membership

Catalyst Society ($600 - 999)

All benefits above PLUS: 

  • Complimentary Individual Membership
  • Two single-use guest passes
  • Complimentary invitation to a behind-the-scenes event

Columbian Society ($1,000 - 2,499)

All benefits above PLUS: 

  • Custom visit itineraries and Concierge Service
  • Complimentary invitation to VIP events with an Griffin MSI curator or special guest

Curiosity Society ($2,500+)

Includes the benefits above and adds:

  • Invitations to Curiosity Society events

Learn more

For more information about these benefits and additional membership levels, please email giving@msichicago.org or call (773) 947-6146.