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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

MOSI

Making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds

three stars

82.73

4801 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33617
tel: (800) 995-6674   Web Site
EIN: 59-2657399

Board Leadership
Robert M. Thomas
Chair

CEO
Julian Mackenzie
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.73 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) is a community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. Originally founded as a youth museum in 1962, MOSI today is the result more than 50 years of growth and maturity reflecting both the institution and the surrounding community. The passage of time has seen MOSI change in name, location, and size. However, its general purpose, that of providing informal science education, has remained essentially unchanged. MOSI's core ideology is to make a difference in people's lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds. The MOSI science center complex is the largest in the southeast and the fifth largest in the U.S.

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) is a community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. Originally founded as a youth museum in 1962, MOSI today is the result more than 50 years of growth and maturity reflecting both the institution and the surrounding community. The passage of time has seen MOSI change in name, location, and size. However, its general purpose, that of providing informal science education, has remained essentially unchanged. MOSI's core ideology is to make a difference in people's lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds. The MOSI science center complex is the largest in the southeast and the fifth largest in the U.S.

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Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth -24.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MOSI on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by MOSI on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MOSI (FL) 82.73 three stars
Museum of Discovery and Science (FL) 92.47 four stars
The Bakken Museum (MN) 86.15 three stars
New York Hall of Science (NY) 90.21 four stars
Adler Planetarium (IL) 85.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $324,565
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $398,947
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $965,272
Total Contributions $1,688,784
   Program Service Revenue $2,053,026
Total Primary Revenue $3,741,810
   Other Revenue $172,835
TOTAL REVENUE $3,914,645
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,218,026
   Administrative Expenses $651,161
   Fundraising Expenses $136,141
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,005,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-90,683
   
Net Assets $4,273,750

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
Exhibits and Program Enhancements $1,049,829 32.6%
STEAM Experiences $924,495 28.7%
Community Events and Sponsorships $855,544 26.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 82.73 three stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 82.73 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 81.13 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 79.60 two stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.13 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 83.91 three stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 85.45 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2013 88.95 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 83.75 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 80.96 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 79.79 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 72.53 two stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 81.10 three stars
2007-09 12/01/2008 76.09 two stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 80.10 three stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 79.65 two stars
2004-09 02/01/2006 74.43 two stars
2003-09 12/01/2004 77.24 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 59-2657399
Name in IRS Master File MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY INC
NTEE Code A50
NTEE Classification Museum, Museum Activities
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 March, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$135,422 3.38% Julian Mackenzie President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
MOSI (FL) 82.73 three stars
Science Central (IN) 88.22 three stars
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 87.33 three stars
Discovery World (WI) 90.71 four stars
Rochester Museum and Science Center (NY) 86.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

MOSI
4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617
tel: (800) 995-6674
fax: (813) 987-6310
EIN: 59-2657399

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Board Leadership

Robert M. Thomas
Chair

CEO

Julian Mackenzie
President, CEO

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