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Science Museum Oklahoma

Enriching people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science

four stars

95.17

2020 Remington Place Oklahoma City, OK 73111
tel: (405) 602-3760   Web Site
EIN: 73-0682415

Board Leadership
Colin FitzSimons
Chair

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.17 four stars
  Financial 96.76 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1958, Science Museum Oklahoma enriches people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. Every year we inspire more than 500,000 people to explore, learn and play. Whether it's helping teachers bring science alive in their classrooms or creating opportunities for families to learn together, Science Museum Oklahoma is dedicated to transforming how people learn about science.

Founded in 1958, Science Museum Oklahoma enriches people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. Every year we inspire more than 500,000 people to explore, learn and play. Whether it's helping teachers bring science alive in their classrooms or creating opportunities for families to learn together, Science Museum Oklahoma is dedicated to transforming how people learn about science.

Financial

four stars

96.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.41
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Science Museum Oklahoma on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Science Museum Oklahoma on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Science Museum Oklahoma (OK) 95.17 four stars
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) 85.34 three stars
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 91.45 four stars
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 86.74 three stars
Liberty Science Center (NJ) 89.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,143,110
   Federated Campaigns $372,484
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $60,000
Total Contributions $1,575,594
   Program Service Revenue $5,578,045
Total Primary Revenue $7,153,639
   Other Revenue $812,936
TOTAL REVENUE $7,966,575
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,849,231
   Administrative Expenses $1,680,801
   Fundraising Expenses $203,747
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,733,779
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,767,204
   
Net Assets $79,121,534

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 & Interactive Learning Exhibits $6,937,682 78.4%
Science Education $1,859,258 21.0%
Oklahoma Museum Network $52,291 0.6%

Ratings History
Science Museum Oklahoma has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.17 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 91.97 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 89.02 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.43 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 84.50 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 73-0682415
Name in IRS Master File SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA INC
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (65) Fair
(207) Industry trade shows
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 April, 1960
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

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$209,319 1.95% Donald Otto President
Other Salaries of Note
$106,903 0.99% Sherry Marshall President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Science Museum Oklahoma (OK) 95.17 four stars
The Tech Museum of Innovation (CA) 94.26 four stars
Science Museum of Minnesota (MN) 89.37 three stars
Discovery World (WI) 89.56 three stars
Liberty Science Center (NJ) 89.12 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
tel: (405) 602-3760
EIN: 73-0682415

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Board Leadership

Colin FitzSimons
Chair

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