Why become a monthly donor?
Help inspire the next generation of scientists by supporting the Science Center’s programs. Without them, these children may never discover their ability to change the world through science. When you decide to be a monthly donor, you become an Essential Element to the Science Center.
How does this program help the Science Center?
Your monthly gift ensures sustainability for the museum, allowing us to provide guests with fun scientific encounters. From caring for our animals to allowing our educators to create exciting, memorable programs and keep regular museum activities thriving, every monthly donation supports all aspects of the center. Your involvement makes it possible for the Science Center to focus on engaging students and learners of all ages.
Every month,
$10 helps feed one of our animal inhabitants.
$25 gives a young woman a scholarship to participate in GEM Workshops.
$50 provides materials and supplies for one Family Science Night, a program that travels across Northwest Florida to encourage families to learn together.
$100 allows a group of field trip students the chance to experience SMALLab Learning, an immersive and beneficial educational tool.
How does this program help you?
As an Essential Element member, you can give at various levels, change the amount you give if needed, and have the assurance that your gift is changing lives by providing hands-on encounters with science. You also receive the following benefits for being a supporting member of the museum: 
  • 10% discount on programs, workshops, and gift shop items.
  • 6 free passes to the museum for each year you give.
  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter for updates, sneak previews of events, and early ticket sales.
  • Recognition on our Essential Elements display in the museum.
  • Secure recurring payments via PayPal or Stripe.
  • Receive a consolidated tax receipt at year end.
Click here to set up monthly payments in Paypal!

Mackenzie, pictured above, is one of many teen girls in our region who has a major interest in STEM. Sadly, with a lack of access to STEM programming, girls like Mackenzie generally begin to lose interest in these disciplines after middle school. Thankfully, the Science Center provides supplemental, in-house programs like Girls Empowered with Math ad Science (GEMS) to give young women in our region the chance to learn and thrive, fostering a lifelong love of STEM that could provide them countless opportunities in college and their careers.

Every program and workshop the museum offers is aimed at inspiring and growing a scientifically engaged community, whether it be for young women in STEM, students eager to have hands-on educational encounters, or adults with a deep-rooted appreciation for science. We exist to provide these experiences and increase awareness of just how impactful STEM can be for each and every one of us.

As a small, independent nonprofit, every single donation, big or small, gives us the chance to reach girls like Mackenzie. With the help of donors like you, we can encourage the next Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, or Sally Ride to grow that love of science and change the world.

Inspire & Grow