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Impression 5 Science Center

A dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science.

four stars

92.74

200 Museum Drive Lansing, MI 48933
tel: (517) 485-8116   Web Site
EIN: 23-7200548

Board Leadership
Erin Schor
Chair

CEO
Erik Larson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.74 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. “Impression 5” refers to the five senses and the way each sense is engaged during your visit to the Science Center! Our mission is to facilitate learners in scientific exploration through hands-on exhibits and participatory educational programming. This hands-on learning environment opened in 1972 and serves over 120,000 families and visitors each year!

Impression 5 Science Center is a dynamic, interactive space for families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science. “Impression 5” refers to the five senses and the way each sense is engaged during your visit to the Science Center! Our mission is to facilitate learners in scientific exploration through hands-on exhibits and participatory educational programming. This hands-on learning environment opened in 1972 and serves over 120,000 families and visitors each year!

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.95
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Impression 5 Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Impression 5 Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 92.74 four stars
Pacific Science Center (WA) 85.86 three stars
Discovery Place (NC) 90.80 four stars
Rochester Museum and Science Center (NY) 86.86 three stars
The Tech Museum of Innovation (CA) 95.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $502,037
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $258,148
   Fundraising Events $113,630
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $873,815
   Program Service Revenue $795,536
Total Primary Revenue $1,669,351
   Other Revenue $134,628
TOTAL REVENUE $1,803,979
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,437,989
   Administrative Expenses $152,016
   Fundraising Expenses $109,831
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,699,836
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $104,143
   
Net Assets $3,166,430

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
Educational Programs, Camps, and Special Events $884,646 61.5%
Activities and Exhibits $553,343 38.5%

Ratings History
Impression 5 Science Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 92.74 four stars
2017-09 10/01/2018 90.58 four stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 91.45 four stars
2015-09 12/21/2016 89.83 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 23-7200548
Name in IRS Master File IMPRESSION 5 SCIENCE CENTER
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$75,000 4.41% Erik Larson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 92.74 four stars
Liberty Science Center (NJ) 91.88 four stars
Orlando Science Center (FL) 90.47 four stars
Science Center of Iowa (IA) 85.84 three stars
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) 93.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Impression 5 Science Center
200 Museum Drive
Lansing, MI 48933
tel: (517) 485-8116
fax: (517) 485-8125
EIN: 23-7200548

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Board Leadership

Erin Schor
Chair

CEO

Erik Larson
Executive Director

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