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Ways to Get Involved

Ways to Get Involved

As a nonprofit organization, the Exploratorium relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public agencies to support our many educational programs.

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Individual Donor Circles

For more than forty years, individual philanthropists have played a vital role in the Exploratorium’s mission to create and share programs in science, math, and art. When you join the Chairman’s Circle or Catalyst Circle, your gift of annual support helps to shape tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, art, and education. Special benefits and unique, behind-the-scenes programs are also available to members of these Circles.

Learn more about joining this distinguished group of donors


Corporate Partners

If improving science education is a value your company shares, discover your connection to the Exploratorium. As a Corporate Partner, you can revolutionize K–12 science educators’ teaching and learning, inspire the next generation of scientists, and create an informed citizenry while enjoying access to the world’s premier interactive science center.

Become an Annual Corporate Partner


Planned Giving

You can ensure that future generations will enjoy the standards of excellence, innovation, and education enjoyed at the Exploratorium today by including the museum in your estate plans. Such gifts can also offer significant tax advantages for you and, in some cases, can provide income for you or your chosen beneficiaries for life.

More about Estate & Planned Gifts


Matching Gifts

You can effectively increase the impact of your personal gift to the Exploratorium — doubling or even tripling your support of our many innovative and educational programs. Find out if your employer has a matching gift program and how to qualify.

More about Matching Gifts


Annual Awards Dinner

For over 30 years, the Exploratorium has celebrated the achievements of selected individuals in science, art, technology, and education—areas central to the Exploratorium’s mission—at the Annual Awards Dinner. As a sponsor of this event, you play a vital role in our major fundraising event, which traditionally brings in more than $1 million annually.

Explore ways in which sponsors participate