How To Give

Support The Discovery Fund 

The Discovery Fund is the Museums’ annual fundraising program. Gifts to the Fund provide critical support for our day-to-day operations, including programs, staffing, exhibit maintenance, and more. By making an annual donation, you can help us grow as well as maintain The Discovery Museums' offerings. We work hard to keep our operating costs down. However, because admissions and membership cover approximately 66% of our operating expenses, we depend largely upon the generosity of friends like you. 

Your donation—at any level—provides essential funds that enable us to inspire and educate children, families, and school groups in a safe and stimulating environment. Every gift matters!

The Discovery Museums are an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to The Discovery Fund are tax-deductible.

Make a Gift

It's easy to make an online gift to The Discovery Museums—we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Make a donation today!

Transfer Stock

Brokerage: Fidelity Investments, 1-800-544-6666
Account Number: X01-331-724
Account Holder: The Discovery Museums
Tax ID: 04-2741645
DTC Number: 0226

Please call to let us know the transfer date, name of stock, and number of shares so that we will know that you are the donor. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Beam at 978-264-4200 x24.

Mail a Donation

Please mail to The Discovery Museums, Attn: Development, 177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720 or call the Development Office directly at 978-264-4200 ext. 13

Recommend a Grant from Your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)



Matching Gifts

Many companies offer gift matching programs. Please take a moment to contact your Human Resources Department to see if you can double your impact!

Vehicle Donation Program

If you have a used vehicle you’re thinking of trading in, consider participating in our Vehicle Donation Program, made possible by our partnership with Christmas Motors of Maynard. Christmas Motors generously donates this service, you get the full tax benefit and we get 100% of the car's value to create innovative educational programming. Contact the Development Office for more information, 978-264-4200 ext. 31.

Shop Online

Support the museums while shopping online! 

In-Kind Giving

Do you have small electronics such as radios, telephones, answering machines, cassette players, and the like? Are you looking for a new home for leftover fabric, yarn or puzzle pieces? Contact Karen Kerns in our Development Office to find out more about what The Discovery Museums could take off of your hands.  

Campaign for The Discovery Museums

We are near the end of a multi-year capital campaign to expand and improve our facilities in order to better serve our visitors. To learn more or find out how you can help, please contact Marie Beam at 978-264-4200 ext. 24. 

Learn More About Us

Read our Annual Reports.
Visit our Newsroom to read quarterly updates from our CEO, news releases, and media coverage.

Development Office Staff

Please contact us with any questions you have about your gift or how to support the museums. Our main number is 978.264.4200, our extensions are below.

Marie Beam, Chief Development Officer, ext. 24
Laura Eriksson, Annual Giving and Events Specialist, ext. 31
Sarah Hetherington, Grants Manager, ext. 36
Karen Kerns, Development Associate, ext. 13