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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Mid-America Science Museum

Offering learning opportunities for teachers and students of all ages

four stars

93.07

500 Mid-America Blvd Hot Springs, AR 71913
tel: (501) 767-3461   Web Site
EIN: 20-2129318

Board Leadership
Carla Mouton
Chair

CEO
Diane LaFollette
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.07 four stars
  Financial 91.06 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mid-America Science Museum works to educate, appealing to visiting children and their families, while offering expanded learning opportunities for teachers and students of all ages. In 2011 the Mid-America Science Museum renovated their building and exhibits to offer stronger connections between science and the Museum visitors' everyday lives.

The Mid-America Science Museum works to educate, appealing to visiting children and their families, while offering expanded learning opportunities for teachers and students of all ages. In 2011 the Mid-America Science Museum renovated their building and exhibits to offer stronger connections between science and the Museum visitors' everyday lives.

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Financial

four stars

91.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.41
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mid-America Science Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mid-America Science Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mid-America Science Museum (AR) 93.07 four stars
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 85.40 three stars
Discovery Place (NC) 90.80 four stars
The Tech Museum of Innovation (CA) 95.79 four stars
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 87.66 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $148,779
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $94,700
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $25,000
Total Contributions $268,479
   Program Service Revenue $756,421
Total Primary Revenue $1,024,900
   Other Revenue $391,600
TOTAL REVENUE $1,416,500
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,661,557
   Administrative Expenses $264,713
   Fundraising Expenses $96,898
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,023,168
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-606,668
   
Net Assets $8,767,663

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
Museum and Educational Programs $1,661,557 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 93.07 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 67.46 one star
2016-04 08/01/2017 78.05 two 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 20-2129318
Name in IRS Master File MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM
NTEE Code A56
NTEE Classification Natural History, Natural Science Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 November, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$140,020 6.92% Diance LaFolette Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mid-America Science Museum (AR) 93.07 four stars
Science Central (IN) 88.22 three stars
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 87.66 three stars
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 92.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd
Hot Springs, AR 71913
tel: (501) 767-3461
EIN: 20-2129318

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Board Leadership

Carla Mouton
Chair

CEO

Diane LaFollette
Executive Director

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