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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Arizona Science Center

Hands-on, eye-opening fun

three stars

86.01

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

Board Leadership
Barbara Lockwood
Chair of Board

CEO
Chevy Humphrey
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.01 three stars
  Financial 87.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.10

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.37
  Program Expenses Growth 4.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
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) 86.01 three stars
The Franklin Institute (PA) 90.15 four stars
Rochester Museum and Science Center (NY) 86.76 three stars
Science Center of Iowa (IA) 87.10 three stars
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (TX) 91.49 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,913,781
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $935,510
   Fundraising Events $478,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $728,446
Total Contributions $6,056,087
   Program Service Revenue $3,619,746
Total Primary Revenue $9,675,833
   Other Revenue $800,627
TOTAL REVENUE $10,476,460
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,616,737
   Administrative Expenses $1,337,835
   Fundraising Expenses $1,234,102
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,188,674
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-712,214
   
Net Assets $30,075,982

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
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$354,001 3.16% Chevy Humphrey President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arizona Science Center (AZ) 86.01 three stars
Science Central (IN) 93.22 four stars
The Tech Museum of Innovation (CA) 95.89 four stars
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 89.83 three stars
Discovery World (WI) 89.02 three 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

Barbara Lockwood
Chair of Board

CEO

Chevy Humphrey
President, CEO

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