Capital Campaign

Building for kids, families, and the future in 2017

This year, The Discovery Museums will completely renovate and expand the Science Discovery Museum building!  Over six months, new spaces will be created for playing, learning, and exploring, and the entire structure, top to bottom, will be accessible, incorporating universal design principles.  The classic Discovery Museums exhibits you know and love the most will be made accessible and reinstalled, and we’ll add wonderful new exhibit spaces focusing on early childhood, inventing/tinkering, math, water, and air. 

We ask every person whose life has been touched by The Discovery Museums to make a special investment in its future.  The size of the gift is not important—what is important is that this building reflect the support and love of its entire community. 

Stay tuned for more information to come your way in March!


Please help us spread the word!

  • Since 2013, 137 donors to the Campaign for The Discovery Museums have quietly contributed more than $8 million, toward a goal of $8.4 million, to help this well-loved treasure grow and provide the access, amenities, and updated experiences its visitors deserve. 
  • In combination, the Campaign and our annual fund have over the last two years been supported by only 300 individual, incredibly generous donors.  We were visited by 195,000 people in 2016.
  • This is an important moment for the Museums and our community—the expansion of our building will allow us not only to increase service to our existing visitors, but to welcome and better serve all members of our community.
  • With the help of each person who values The Discovery Museums, we will ensure a healthy and bright future for our museum and all the children and families we support.

To make a gift online in support of The Discovery Museums’ expansion and renovation, please click here.

We would be honored to have your support.