Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Exploratorium

The museum of science, art, and human perception

four stars

91.65

Piers 15/17 San Francisco, CA 94111
tel: (415) 528-4866   Web Site
EIN: 94-1696494

Board Leadership
Roberta Katz
Chair

CEO
Chris Flink
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.65 four stars
  Financial 88.59 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Exploratorium is an internationally renowned museum of science, art, and human perception. Its mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them. The vision of the Exploratorium is to change how the world learns. Specifically, by change we mean to move individuals from passive consumption of information and other people' claims to active, personal explorers of the natural and technological worlds and themselves.

The Exploratorium is an internationally renowned museum of science, art, and human perception. Its mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them. The vision of the Exploratorium is to change how the world learns. Specifically, by change we mean to move individuals from passive consumption of information and other people' claims to active, personal explorers of the natural and technological worlds and themselves.

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Financial

three stars

88.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.15
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Exploratorium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Exploratorium on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,173,047
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,578,829
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,379,931
Total Contributions $27,131,807
   Program Service Revenue $19,742,619
Total Primary Revenue $46,874,426
   Other Revenue $4,633,086
TOTAL REVENUE $51,507,512
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $44,592,430
   Administrative Expenses $5,236,514
   Fundraising Expenses $3,104,487
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,933,431
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,425,919
   
Net Assets $172,437,392

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$472,403 0.89% Chris Flink Executive Director

Mission

The Exploratorium is an internationally renowned museum of science, art, and human perception. Its mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them. The vision of the Exploratorium is to change how the world learns. Specifically, by change we mean to move individuals from passive consumption of information and other people' claims to active, personal explorers of the natural and technological worlds and themselves.

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Exploratorium (CA) 91.65 four stars
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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 86.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Exploratorium
Piers 15/17
San Francisco, CA 94111
tel: (415) 528-4866
TTY: (415) 528-4400
EIN: 94-1696494

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Board Leadership

Roberta Katz
Chair

CEO

Chris Flink
Executive Director