OMSI Supports the Community 

This has been a challenging year, with even more unknowns ahead. In these uncertain times, OMSI continues to keep our community at the heart of it all.

Becoming an OMSI member now or making a donation is more important than you may realize—with your help, we can continue to support our entire community through equitable access to science education.

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Who You're Supporting When You Support OMSI

OMSI understands that the needs of educators, caregivers and students will vary during these months of distance education. In response to the needs of our community, we've launched a new suite of educational virtual programs, introduced OMSI Homeroom, and shifted our engaging Science at Home content into a new weekly format.

When you become a member or donate to OMSI, you are helping support these important educational programs serving the community during these unprecedented times. 

Virtual Educational Programs

Virtual assemblies, space science exploration, Genghis Khan exhibit tours, and more to enhance distance learning.

Learn more about Virtual Programs > 

OMSI Homeroom

A museum-based, full-time childcare program developed to serve working families and students.

Learn more about OMSI Homeroom >

Science At Home

Free, curated content focused on engaging science themes to spark their at-home learning. 

Learn more about Science At Home > 

Support OMSI, Support Your Community

Even without a global pandemic, funding plays a crucial role in our ability to fulfill our mission of engaging the community across the Pacific Northwest with science learning and helping them build skills to make evidence-based decisions.

As a non-profit organization, OMSI does not receive state or federal funds for operating expenses—yet our need is greater than ever. Back in March, we had to close our doors to the public, and like so many nonprofits across our city and state, OMSI is now facing a significant revenue shortfall.

Even after partially reopening the museum in June, we anticipate a significant revenue loss over the next year alone, and it is increasingly apparent we'll be operating at around 50% of our capacity for the next 12 to 18 months. 

But you can help.

Support OMSI with a Membership

OMSI members play a crucial role in fulfilling our mission of engaging the community with science learning and helping build skills to make evidence-based decisions.

Because OMSI is a self-sustaining non-profit, earning revenue through memberships means we can continue to provide educational opportunities even during these uncertain times.

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Support OMSI with a Donation

Membership may not be an option for you right now,
and we understand that the pandemic has impacted all of us in different ways.

Please consider making a contribution to help us continue sharing science education across the community—no gift is too small. We genuinely appreciate any amount you can give. 

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