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Pacific Science Center

Igniting curiosity and fueling a passion for discovery.

three stars

85.86

200 Second Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 443-2878   Web Site
EIN: 91-0750867

Board Leadership
Adriane Brown
Chair

CEO
Will Daugherty
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.86 three stars
  Financial 81.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Pacific Science Center ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Donors to the Science Center make hands-on science experiences accessible for nearly one million people each year. With your generosity and partnership, we will continue inspiring the next generation of science enthusiasts.

Pacific Science Center ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Donors to the Science Center make hands-on science experiences accessible for nearly one million people each year. With your generosity and partnership, we will continue inspiring the next generation of science enthusiasts.

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Financial

three stars

81.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.9%
  Administrative Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.26
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pacific Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Science Center (WA) 85.86 three stars
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) 93.07 four stars
Museum of Science (MA) 90.09 four stars
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 92.03 four stars
McWane Science Center (AL) 88.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,806,787
   Federated Campaigns $28,759
   Membership Dues $2,564,174
   Fundraising Events $766,324
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,689,332
Total Contributions $8,855,376
   Program Service Revenue $14,513,265
Total Primary Revenue $23,368,641
   Other Revenue $2,078,789
TOTAL REVENUE $25,447,430
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $22,133,646
   Administrative Expenses $4,412,878
   Fundraising Expenses $1,338,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,885,276
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,437,846
   
Net Assets $35,601,886

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Exhibits $10,136,245 45.8%
Theater and Event Operations $5,011,991 22.6%
Outreach and Education $3,485,087 15.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 85.86 three stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 90.48 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 90.07 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 80.41 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 81.83 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.08 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 77.14 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 89.90 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 89.23 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 88.87 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-0750867
Name in IRS Master File PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER FOUNDATION
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Scientific Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$374,965 1.34% Will Daugherty President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pacific Science Center (WA) 85.86 three stars
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 85.40 three stars
McWane Science Center (AL) 88.11 three stars
The Computer History Museum (CA) 90.36 four stars
Rochester Museum and Science Center (NY) 86.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 443-2878
fax: (206) 443-3631
TTY: (206) 443-2887
EIN: 91-0750867

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Board Leadership

Adriane Brown
Chair

CEO

Will Daugherty
President and CEO

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