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John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science

Promoting understanding and appreciation of the human body, mind and spirit

three stars

85.40

1515 Hermann Drive Houston, TX 77004
tel: (713) 521-1515   Web Site
EIN: 74-6106357

Board Leadership
Annette Monks
Chair

CEO
John Arcidiacono
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.40 three stars
  Financial 82.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is Houston's most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Located in the heart of the city's rich and varied Museum District, The Health Museum encourages growing interest and regard for healthier lifestyles, fitness and good physical, mental and spiritual health. Committed to excellence in innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences, the Museum treasures Houston's diverse population and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. In addition to our permanent exhibits, other attractions include the McGovern 4D Theater, the Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery for limited-engagement exhibits, and learning centers.

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, is Houston's most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Located in the heart of the city's rich and varied Museum District, The Health Museum encourages growing interest and regard for healthier lifestyles, fitness and good physical, mental and spiritual health. Committed to excellence in innovative and interactive health and science educational experiences, the Museum treasures Houston's diverse population and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. In addition to our permanent exhibits, other attractions include the McGovern 4D Theater, the Sue Trammell Whitfield Gallery for limited-engagement exhibits, and learning centers.

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Financial

three stars

82.54

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.38
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 85.40 three stars
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 92.74 four stars
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 87.66 three stars
The Tech Museum of Innovation (CA) 95.79 four stars
Pacific Science Center (WA) 85.86 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,106,417
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $86,038
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,192,455
   Program Service Revenue $949,569
Total Primary Revenue $2,142,024
   Other Revenue $1,300,956
TOTAL REVENUE $3,442,980
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,193,387
   Administrative Expenses $388,955
   Fundraising Expenses $351,862
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,934,204
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-491,224
   
Net Assets $21,913,030

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
Field Trip Program $1,766,842 55.3%
General Museum Operations $1,324,447 41.5%
Interactive Science Learning Center $102,098 3.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 85.40 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 87.91 three stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 90.09 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.49 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.08 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 85.47 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 84.67 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 90.21 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.25 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.79 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 77.08 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 78.43 two stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 87.40 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 82.99 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 79.06 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 73.22 two stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 75.03 two stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 94.72 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 74-6106357
Name in IRS Master File JOHN P MCGOVERN MUSEUM OF HEALTH & MEDICAL SCIENCE
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.
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 October, 1968
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
$91,301 2.32% John Arcidiano President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$115,571 2.93% Melanie Johnson Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 85.40 three stars
Science Museum of Minnesota (MN) 86.93 three stars
Mid-America Science Museum (AR) 93.07 four stars
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 87.66 three stars
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
tel: (713) 521-1515
EIN: 74-6106357

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Board Leadership

Annette Monks
Chair

CEO

John Arcidiacono
President and CEO

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