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Orlando Science Center

Explore, discover, together

four stars

90.47

777 East Princeton Street Orlando, FL 32803
tel: (407) 514-2158   Web Site
EIN: 59-0896343

Board Leadership
Chuck Beverly
Chair

CEO
JoAnn Newman
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.47 four stars
  Financial 92.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Orlando Science Center (OSC) is one of America's top hands-on science centers where learning is always fun. Located in Orlando, Florida, interactive learning and discovery await within the center's hundreds of exhibits, programs and labs, giant screen films and planetarium shows. The science center provides educational opportunities both within and outside the center's walls, including field trips, family science nights at schools and community centers and other outreach. The Science Center was incorporated in 1955 as the Central Florida Museum and opened in Orlando Loch Haven Park in 1960. The new facility opened in 1997 with four floors of exhibit space, an observatory, a giant screen domed theater for films and planetarium shows, a café, a store and much more.

Orlando Science Center (OSC) is one of America's top hands-on science centers where learning is always fun. Located in Orlando, Florida, interactive learning and discovery await within the center's hundreds of exhibits, programs and labs, giant screen films and planetarium shows. The science center provides educational opportunities both within and outside the center's walls, including field trips, family science nights at schools and community centers and other outreach. The Science Center was incorporated in 1955 as the Central Florida Museum and opened in Orlando Loch Haven Park in 1960. The new facility opened in 1997 with four floors of exhibit space, an observatory, a giant screen domed theater for films and planetarium shows, a café, a store and much more.

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Financial

four stars

92.22

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
88.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.09
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orlando Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orlando Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orlando Science Center (FL) 90.47 four stars
Discovery World (WI) 90.71 four stars
Rochester Museum and Science Center (NY) 86.86 three stars
New York Hall of Science (NY) 90.21 four stars
Liberty Science Center (NJ) 91.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,377,225
   Federated Campaigns $129,658
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $533,765
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,464,887
Total Contributions $14,505,535
   Program Service Revenue $6,348,464
Total Primary Revenue $20,853,999
   Other Revenue $1,284,307
TOTAL REVENUE $22,138,306
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,555,224
   Administrative Expenses $1,007,772
   Fundraising Expenses $433,022
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,996,018
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,142,288
   
Net Assets $24,048,590

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
Core Exhibition Halls $5,495,468 52.1%
Education Services and Live Programs $3,227,933 30.6%
Cinedome $1,831,823 17.3%

Ratings History
Orlando Science Center has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 07/01/2020 90.47 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.45 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.48 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 88.76 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 86.21 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.29 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 85.53 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 89.15 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.14 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.82 three 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 59-0896343
Name in IRS Master File ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER INC
NTEE Code A57
NTEE Classification Science and Technology Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 February, 1957
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,511 1.68% JoAnn Newman Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orlando Science Center (FL) 90.47 four stars
Discovery World (WI) 90.71 four stars
Living Arts & Science Center (KY) 89.38 three stars
Impression 5 Science Center (MI) 92.74 four stars
COSI Center of Science and Industry (OH) 87.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803
tel: (407) 514-2158
EIN: 59-0896343

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Board Leadership

Chuck Beverly
Chair

CEO

JoAnn Newman
President & CEO

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