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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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four stars

92.03

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

Board Leadership
Alistair Firmin
Chair

CEO
Nancy Stueber
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.03 four stars
  Financial 88.74 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

88.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.36
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.5%
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) 92.03 four stars
The Franklin Institute (PA) 87.99 three stars
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars
The Bakken Museum (MN) 86.15 three stars
Science Central (IN) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,877,810
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,202,334
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,131,598
Total Contributions $14,211,742
   Program Service Revenue $13,950,076
Total Primary Revenue $28,161,818
   Other Revenue $2,322,706
TOTAL REVENUE $30,484,524
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,501,432
   Administrative Expenses $3,657,007
   Fundraising Expenses $1,033,905
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $22,192,344
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,292,180
   
Net Assets $51,105,781

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) $13,102,605 74.9%
Educational Programs (Science Camps and Classes) $4,001,136 22.9%
Auxiliary Activities $397,691 2.3%

Ratings History
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 03/01/2020 92.03 four stars
2018-05 09/03/2019 93.38 four stars
2018-05 04/01/2019 92.80 four stars
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

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, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$287,716 1.29% Nancy Stueber President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OR) 92.03 four stars
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (FL) 90.83 four stars
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 85.40 three stars
Pacific Science Center (WA) 85.86 three stars
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

Alistair Firmin
Chair

CEO

Nancy Stueber
President

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