Supporting Science Education
As an independent non-profit organization that does not receive public funding, OMSI depends on the generosity of community members like you to create awe-inspiring, inquiry-based science learning experiences for our children and families.
Our donors give for reasons that are close to their hearts, but their impact reaches far and wide.
Become a Sustaining Donor
Give to OMSI on a monthly basis. Beyond the impacts your support creates, your contribution also entitles you to special benefits, including invitations to OMSI events and receptions, personal tours, and exclusive information updates.
Become a Member
By becoming an OMSI member, you help spark an interest in science for over one million children and families per year.
Looking for more info?
The OMSI Development team is here to help. Please feel free to contact us with your questions, and we will get back to you in a timely manner. Thank you for being a member of our community and for supporting accessible science education.
OMSI is continually looking towards ways that we can support scientific thinking, advance opportunities for all, empower our community to tackle global challenges like climate change, and transform STEAM education. Your investments help us reimagine the boundaries of our organization across the Pacific NW and online and deepen partnerships to serve communities that benefit most.
Digital platforms will broaden our reach and bridge opportunity gaps for audiences across the region. OMSI will focus on deepening experiences for audiences, creating hands-on and digital hybrid experiences for schools and families. Investments in technology will facilitate content creation. Partnerships with culturally-specific organizations will ensure responsive and engaging content for all audiences. Read More
A complete re-imagining of a core permanent exhibit hall will invite audiences to engage with climate change – one of the most urgent global issues of our times. A series of immersive experiences will share stories of climate resilience and hands-on exhibits will invite creative problem solving. Read More
Early Childhood Education
OMSI whole-family early childhood STEAM education is uniquely positioned to engage and inspire educators and caregivers to foster STEAM identity early. The reach of our early childhood science education program will extend across the state through our professional development trainings, parenting workshops, and culturally sustaining programming. Read More
OMSI For All
We imagine a world that embraces everyone’s curiosity and invites us all to use evidence-based decision making that leads to informed action. This vision requires everyone having a seat at the table. OMSI is investing in making our facilities more accessible and sustainable and in reducing barriers to our programming. We will expand OMSI’s financial aid and our investments in programs and spaces that are more accessible to students with a variety of identities and abilities. Read More