Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Science

Furthering understanding of science and technology

89.99

1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114
tel: (617) 723-2500   Web Site
EIN: 04-2103916

Board Leadership
Alexis Borisy
Chair

CEO
Tim Ritchie
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.99
  Financial 87.70
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1830, the Museum of Science, Boston works to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society. To accomplish this educational mission, the Museum is dedicated to attracting the broadest possible spectrum of participants, and involving them in activities, exhibits and programs which will: encourage curiosity, questioning and exploration; inform and educate; enhance a sense of personal achievement in learning; respect individual interest, backgrounds and abilities; and promote life-long learning and informed and active citizenship.

Founded in 1830, the Museum of Science, Boston works to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society. To accomplish this educational mission, the Museum is dedicated to attracting the broadest possible spectrum of participants, and involving them in activities, exhibits and programs which will: encourage curiosity, questioning and exploration; inform and educate; enhance a sense of personal achievement in learning; respect individual interest, backgrounds and abilities; and promote life-long learning and informed and active citizenship.

Financial

87.70

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.13
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $37,313,158
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,425,588
   Fundraising Events $1,015,919
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,735,772
Total Contributions $43,490,437
   Program Service Revenue $27,754,061
Total Primary Revenue $71,244,498
   Other Revenue $13,298,630
TOTAL REVENUE $84,543,128
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,695,857
   Administrative Expenses $8,208,036
   Fundraising Expenses $6,718,212
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $66,622,105
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $17,921,023
   
Net Assets $296,296,273

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$358,271 0.53% Wayne Bouchard Interim President
Other Salaries of Note
$604,156 0.90% Ioannis Miaoulis Former President

Mission

Founded in 1830, the Museum of Science, Boston works to stimulate interest in and further understanding of science and technology and their importance for individuals and for society. To accomplish this educational mission, the Museum is dedicated to attracting the broadest possible spectrum of participants, and involving them in activities, exhibits and programs which will: encourage curiosity, questioning and exploration; inform and educate; enhance a sense of personal achievement in learning; respect individual interest, backgrounds and abilities; and promote life-long learning and informed and active citizenship.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Science (MA) 89.99
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 86.66
The Computer History Museum (CA) 89.38
Science Center of Iowa (IA) 85.18
Mid-America Science Museum (AR) 92.95

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
tel: (617) 723-2500
EIN: 04-2103916

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Board Leadership

Alexis Borisy
Chair

CEO

Tim Ritchie
President