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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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three stars

86.74

1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214
tel: (503) 797-4634   Web Site
EIN: 93-0402877

Board Leadership
Penny Serrurier
Chair

CEO
Nancy Stueber
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.74 three stars
  Financial 84.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums. OMSI offers 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun through hundreds of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. OMSI has five exhibit halls, eight science labs, a giant screen OMNIMAX Dome Theater, the most technologically advanced planetarium in the Pacific Northwest, and the USS Blueback submarine, the last fast-attack diesel-powered submarine built by the U.S. Navy. OMSI offers a variety of educational programs, including the largest science outreach education program in the United States. Our traveling program takes innovative science education on the road in five Western states. OMSI also offers professional development and works in partnership with schools and districts throughout Oregon.

Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums. OMSI offers 219,000 square feet of brain-powered fun through hundreds of interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. OMSI has five exhibit halls, eight science labs, a giant screen OMNIMAX Dome Theater, the most technologically advanced planetarium in the Pacific Northwest, and the USS Blueback submarine, the last fast-attack diesel-powered submarine built by the U.S. Navy. OMSI offers a variety of educational programs, including the largest science outreach education program in the United States. Our traveling program takes innovative science education on the road in five Western states. OMSI also offers professional development and works in partnership with schools and districts throughout Oregon.

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Financial

three stars

84.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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 17.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 86.74 three stars
Discovery Place (NC) 94.07 four stars
New York Hall of Science (NY) 88.32 three stars
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars
Discovery World (WI) 89.56 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,593,349
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $745,467
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $419,444
Total Contributions $5,758,260
   Program Service Revenue $12,763,857
Total Primary Revenue $18,522,117
   Other Revenue $2,107,843
TOTAL REVENUE $20,629,960
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,664,394
   Administrative Expenses $3,354,727
   Fundraising Expenses $1,083,261
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,102,382
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $527,578
   
Net Assets $44,165,771

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
Museum Activities (Science Exhibits) $11,553,003 73.8%
Educational Programs (Science Camps and Classes) $3,730,531 23.8%
Auxiliary Activities $380,860 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 05/01/2018 86.74 three stars
2016-05 05/01/2017 84.33 three stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 84.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-05 04/01/2016 80.95 three stars
2014-05 03/01/2015 87.14 three stars
2013-05 07/01/2014 89.26 three stars
2012-05 02/01/2013 95.19 four stars
2011-05 07/01/2012 89.73 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 90.10 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 07/01/2011 86.00 three stars
2009-05 11/24/2010 88.16 three stars
2008-05 07/01/2009 83.58 three stars
2007-05 05/01/2008 76.60 two stars
2006-05 02/01/2007 69.69 one star
2005-05 02/01/2006 82.93 three stars
2004-05 05/01/2005 75.37 two stars
2003-05 05/01/2004 79.82 two stars
2002-05 03/01/2004 79.95 two 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 93-0402877
Name in IRS Master File OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
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 (200) Business promotion (chamber of commerce, business league, etc.
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 May, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$258,693 1.28% Nancy Stueber President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 86.74 three stars
Discovery Place (NC) 94.07 four stars
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 91.45 four stars
Science Central (IN) 87.61 three stars
Great Lakes Science Center (OH) 87.64 three stars

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 Southeast Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
tel: (503) 797-4634
EIN: 93-0402877

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Board Leadership

Penny Serrurier
Chair

CEO

Nancy Stueber
President

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