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How Your Gift Impacts Our Museum


“This is our Museum. It’s been built over years of our sweat, our ingenuity, our stubborness, our patience, our creativity, our generosity...but above all, our love of our children and their children. Its cornerstone is the joy of discovery. Its quality must continue to be our pride.”

– Bradford Washburn
Founding Director, Museum of Science

Brad and Barbara Washburn knew this more than most. The greatest legacy we can leave our children is the gift of learning.

Dare to Imagine…Innovate…Inspire….These word are the cornerstone of our ongoing Campaign for the Museum of Science. Similarly, these important tenets have been at the core of the Museum’s mission more than 180 years of its existence.

When you make a planned gift to the Museum of Science, you choose to become a part of our story and join with our educators and teachers tasked with planting the seeds of learning and wonderment in our next great generation of scientists, doctors, engineers and discoverers.

Your planned gift creates opportunity for new exhibits, programs, education, internships and capital planning. Whether starting a new focus or joining an existing initiative, a planned gift allows you to create a legacy with meaning.

Planned gifts can be created to celebrate the accomplishments of a family member, honor the memory of a loved one or simply acknowledge a personal passion or area of importance in your own life.

Most importantly, planned gifts of any size can profoundly impact the Museum and serve as cornerstones of strength for the next 100 years.

An Eye on the Future

Created by the vision of Brad Washburn and sustained by benefactors since its beginnings more than 180 years ago, the Museum of Science is now New England’s most visited cultural institution. Our distinctive vitality comes in large measure from the benevolence of donors like you. Your gifts are helping us transform the nation’s relationship with science and technology and build technological literacy across the nation. Through generous planned giving to the Museum of Science, you can become a part of this ongoing success story.

Planned giving means giving with vision. Planned gifts are enduring, perpetual and gratifying for both benefactor and beneficiary alike. Gifts arranged through bequests and family trusts, donations of real estate, life insurance and life income agreements help preserve a generation of earnings for your loved ones, while also creating a lasting legacy at the Museum of Science.



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