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Arizona Science Center

Hands-on, eye-opening fun

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three stars

81.77

600 East Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 716-2029   Web Site
EIN: 86-0390558

Board Leadership
Katharine A. Corbin
Chair of Board

CEO
Chevy Humphrey
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.77 three stars
  Financial 76.69 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Arizona Science Center (ASC) is to inspire, educate, and entertain people about science. Located in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Science Center features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a five-story giant-screen theater, live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions, and exciting science programs for people of all ages. The ASC was originally opened by members of the Junior League of Phoenix in 1984 as the Arizona Museum of Science and Technology, and provided hands-on science learning to more than 750,000 children and adults during its 13-year history. Construction of a new facility began in 1994 and the new ASC opened to the public in April 1997.

The mission of the Arizona Science Center (ASC) is to inspire, educate, and entertain people about science. Located in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Science Center features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a five-story giant-screen theater, live demonstrations, traveling exhibitions, and exciting science programs for people of all ages. The ASC was originally opened by members of the Junior League of Phoenix in 1984 as the Arizona Museum of Science and Technology, and provided hands-on science learning to more than 750,000 children and adults during its 13-year history. Construction of a new facility began in 1994 and the new ASC opened to the public in April 1997.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of free participants on field trips
100,000
Number of teachers trained
5,000
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.69

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
72.1%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.24
  Program Expenses Growth -10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arizona Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Science Center (AZ) 81.77 three stars
Discovery Center of Springfield (MO) 85.38 three stars
Science Museum of Minnesota (MN) 86.93 three stars
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 87.66 three stars
Pacific Science Center (WA) 90.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,068,335
   Federated Campaigns $1,564
   Membership Dues $950,976
   Fundraising Events $597,029
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,617,904
   Program Service Revenue $4,130,861
Total Primary Revenue $10,748,765
   Other Revenue $693,654
TOTAL REVENUE $11,442,419
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,626,300
   Administrative Expenses $2,180,270
   Fundraising Expenses $1,062,112
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,868,682
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,573,737
   
Net Assets $31,022,845

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 81.77 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 85.93 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 86.01 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.81 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.84 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 90.02 four stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 89.30 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 84.04 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.79 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 77.28 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 70.33 two stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 78.52 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 90.18 four stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 76.72 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 70.15 two stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 63.65 one star
2003-06 03/01/2005 71.46 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 86-0390558
Name in IRS Master File ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
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 (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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 October, 1982
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$390,467 3.95% Chevy Humphrey President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Science Center (AZ) 81.77 three stars
McWane Science Center (AL) 87.33 three stars
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (FL) 90.59 four stars
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (IL) 90.96 four stars
Orlando Science Center (FL) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arizona Science Center
600 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 716-2029
EIN: 86-0390558

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Board Leadership

Katharine A. Corbin
Chair of Board

CEO

Chevy Humphrey
President, CEO

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