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Annual Fund

Help us sustain and elevate our mission. Gifts to this fund support the public science center, new STEM initiatives and learning experiences, and immediate and critical needs across all programs. Core funding allows us to constantly be innovating and evolving, and serve the public in new ways.

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Animal Discovery Zone Fund

Help reimagine learning encounters with live animals by making a gift to the Animal Discovery Zone Fund.
The Animal Discovery Zone is a planned renovation and reinvigoration of our longstanding and beloved Animal Discovery Room. New naturalistic habitats will help tell the stories of animals and ecosystems.

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Biotechnology Learning Lab Fund

Inspire and prepare the next generation of citizens and scientists for the world of possibilities that biotechnology offers. The Biotechnology Learning Lab focuses on discovering the microscopic worlds inside all living things and sparking curiosity about how life’s processes can help us answer questions and solve problems.

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Children’s Scholarship Fund

Join us in our commitment to working toward a future in which every young person has access to engaging and effective science learning opportunities.

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The Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab

Support this rich and inclusive learning environment combining innovative outdoor learning experiences with renowned environmental education activities and professional learning programs.