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New York Hall of Science

New York City's hands-on science and technology center

four stars

92.57

47-01 111th Street Corona, NY 11368
tel: (718) 699-0005   Web Site
EIN: 11-2104059

Board Leadership
Francisco D’Souza & Melissa G. Vail
Co-Chairs

CEO
Margaret Honey
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.57 four stars
  Financial 89.94 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Built initially as a pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair, the New York Hall of Science is now New York City's hands-on science and technology center. Since 1986, the Hall has served more than five million children, parents, and teachers. The mission of the Hall is to convey the excitement and understanding of science and technology to children, families, teachers and others by galvanizing their curiosity and offering them creative, participatory ways to learn. The Hall features the largest collection of hands-on science exhibits in New York City. Visitors of all ages can explore over 400 interactive exhibits.

Built initially as a pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair, the New York Hall of Science is now New York City's hands-on science and technology center. Since 1986, the Hall has served more than five million children, parents, and teachers. The mission of the Hall is to convey the excitement and understanding of science and technology to children, families, teachers and others by galvanizing their curiosity and offering them creative, participatory ways to learn. The Hall features the largest collection of hands-on science exhibits in New York City. Visitors of all ages can explore over 400 interactive exhibits.

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Financial

three stars

89.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
80.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.30
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Hall of Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Hall of Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Hall of Science (NY) 92.57 four stars
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 87.33 three stars
Science Central (IN) 88.22 three stars
The Computer History Museum (CA) 90.34 four stars
Science Museum of Virginia Foundation (VA) 89.15 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,632,367
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $580,050
   Fundraising Events $1,243,794
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,860,103
Total Contributions $14,316,314
   Program Service Revenue $3,432,167
Total Primary Revenue $17,748,481
   Other Revenue $1,194,593
TOTAL REVENUE $18,943,074
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,684,793
   Administrative Expenses $2,590,382
   Fundraising Expenses $1,219,949
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,495,124
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,552,050
   
Net Assets $53,804,385

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
Exhibitions $9,556,717 48.5%
Research and Development $4,565,831 23.2%
Education $3,080,385 15.6%

Ratings History
New York Hall of Science has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 92.57 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 90.21 four stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 89.92 three stars
2016-06 09/01/2018 91.03 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 88.32 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.33 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.14 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 86.61 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 93.02 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 90.58 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 89.44 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 88.01 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 87.57 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 66.71 one star
2007-06 02/01/2009 67.28 one star
2006-06 05/01/2007 78.50 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 86.10 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 95.18 four stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 95.48 four 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 11-2104059
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 November, 1964
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$367,427 1.56% Margaret Honey President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Hall of Science (NY) 92.57 four stars
Orlando Science Center (FL) 90.47 four stars
Rochester Museum and Science Center (NY) 86.86 three stars
The Bakken Museum (MN) 92.34 four stars
Great Lakes Science Center (OH) 86.15 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Corona, NY 11368
tel: (718) 699-0005
fax: (718) 699-1341
EIN: 11-2104059

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Board Leadership

Francisco D’Souza & Melissa G. Vail
Co-Chairs

CEO

Margaret Honey
President & CEO

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