Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Science

Furthering understanding of science and technology

four stars

90.09

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

Board Leadership
Gwill Elaine York
Chairman

CEO
Tim Ritchie
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.09 four stars
  Financial 87.87 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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

87.87

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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.08
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
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 $25,018,316
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,821,898
   Fundraising Events $825,377
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,465,103
Total Contributions $32,130,694
   Program Service Revenue $25,353,251
Total Primary Revenue $57,483,945
   Other Revenue $23,057,268
TOTAL REVENUE $80,541,213
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,185,515
   Administrative Expenses $7,462,126
   Fundraising Expenses $6,291,775
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $65,939,416
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,601,797
   
Net Assets $272,635,625

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$616,848 0.93% Ioannis Miaoulis President, Director

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) 90.09 four stars
Discovery World (WI) 90.71 four stars
Great Lakes Science Center (OH) 86.15 three stars
Mid-America Science Museum (AR) 93.07 four stars
The Franklin Institute (PA) 87.99 three stars

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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

Gwill Elaine York
Chairman

CEO

Tim Ritchie
President