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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Inspiring the inventive genius in everyone

91.82

5700 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60637
tel: (773) 684-1414   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167797

Board Leadership
Christopher M. Crane
Chairman

CEO
Chevy Humphrey
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.82
  Financial 88.44
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Since opening our doors in 1933, we've welcomed more than 180 million guests from around the world.
Our mission, to inspire the inventive genius in everyone, is realized through our world-class interactive science exhibitions. Even bigger than our mission is our vision: to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering. The Welcome to Science Initiative helps children achieve their full potential in science by creating learning experiences inside and outside the classroom and removing barriers that exclude them from participating. Our unique youth-centered approach means we support students and everyone involved in their success.

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Since opening our doors in 1933, we've welcomed more than 180 million guests from around the world.
Our mission, to inspire the inventive genius in everyone, is realized through our world-class interactive science exhibitions. Even bigger than our mission is our vision: to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering. The Welcome to Science Initiative helps children achieve their full potential in science by creating learning experiences inside and outside the classroom and removing barriers that exclude them from participating. Our unique youth-centered approach means we support students and everyone involved in their success.

Financial

88.44

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.19
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) 91.82
Discovery Place (NC) 89.17
Science Museum Oklahoma (OK) 95.24
Museum of Discovery and Science (FL) 91.60
Science Museum of Virginia Foundation (VA) 87.13

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,003,408
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $3,204,612
   Fundraising Events $1,860,198
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,887,636
Total Contributions $35,955,854
   Program Service Revenue $17,206,398
Total Primary Revenue $53,162,252
   Other Revenue $13,694,260
TOTAL REVENUE $66,856,512
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $51,745,646
   Administrative Expenses $6,183,375
   Fundraising Expenses $4,619,741
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $62,548,762
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,307,750
   
Net Assets $225,403,806

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
Permanent Exhibitions $32,452,816 62.7%
Educational Programs and Activities $11,217,147 21.7%
Museum and Operations $5,765,520 11.1%

Ratings History
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 91.82
2019-12 06/01/2021 91.35
2018-12 04/01/2020 93.07
2017-12 06/01/2019 90.96
2016-12 04/01/2018 85.34
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.81
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.64
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 80.07
2013-12 06/01/2015 78.48
2012-12 04/01/2014 77.16
2011-12 03/01/2013 78.89
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.55
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.40
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 83.03
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.32
2007-12 08/01/2009 85.82
2006-12 07/01/2008 82.16
2005-12 12/01/2007 80.30
2004-12 03/01/2006 69.18
2003-12 05/01/2005 78.74

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

EIN 36-2167797
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 April, 1938
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$735,834 1.17% David R. Mosena President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) 91.82
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 89.07
Museum of Science (MA) 89.99
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (FL) 93.47
Science Museum of Minnesota (MN) 92.93

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Charity Contact Info

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
tel: (773) 684-1414
TTY: (773) 753-1351
EIN: 36-2167797

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Board Leadership

Christopher M. Crane
Chairman

CEO

Chevy Humphrey
President and CEO

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