How To Give

Support Discovery Museum 

Discovery Museum is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, community-supported organization. Our exhibits, programs, services to schools, and, most importantly, subsidized services to families in need are made possible by you. Thank you!

Contributions to the Discovery Museum are tax-deductible.

Make a Gift

It's easy to make an online gift to the Discovery Museum—we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Please make a donation today!

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Transfer Stock

Brokerage: Fidelity Investments, 1-800-544-6666
Account Number: X01-331-724
Account Holder: Discovery Museum
Tax ID: 04-2741645
DTC Number: 0226

Please note that Fidelity does not provide us with a donor name. Kindly call to let us know the transfer date, name of stock, and number of shares so that we may provide you with documentation of your gift. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Beam at 978-264-4200 ext.124.

Mail a Donation

Please mail to Discovery Museum, Attn: Development, 177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720 or call the Development Office directly at 978-264-4200 ext. 113.

By Phone

We can accept credit card donations—and, answer any questions—by phone. Please call Karen Kerns, Assistant Director of Development, at 978-264-4200 ext. 113.

Make a Charitable Gift from your IRA

Qualified donors (those age 70 ½ or older) can make direct transfers to Discovery Museum (EIN 04-2741645) from an Individual Retirement account (IRA) without incurring income tax, and the donation would count towards the minimum required distribution. If you have any questions about making a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA, please contact Marie Beam at 978-264-4200 ext. 124.

Recommend a Grant from Your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

Consider recommending Discovery Museum as an organization to support through your donor advised fund. Your DAF sponsoring organization should make checks payable to Discovery Museum and mail to:

Discovery Museum
177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

Discovery Museum Tax ID is 04-2741645

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer gift matching programs, and those matched can make a big different for the Museum. Please take a moment to contact your Human Resources Department to see if you can double your impact!

Shop Online

Support Discovery Museum while shopping online at Amazon by using the Amazon Smile program!

In-Kind Giving

Donate to the Annual Bid for Kids Online Auction

Each spring, we hold our annual Bid for Kids Online Auction to benefit the many ways we provide free and low-cost access to the Museum for families and schools in need. If you are interested in donating an item for our auction catalog, please contact Lynn Protasowicki.

Donate Goods and Services

As a non-profit, community-supported organization, we gladly accept donations of goods and services from businesses and individuals to support our work and daily operations. Please contact Karen Kerns learn more.  

Donate Materials for da Vinci Workshop and Take Aparts Program

We need an ongoing supply of clean, recycled, or new materials that can be drawn on, glued, or reshaped into imaginative or engineered creations in the da Vinci Workshop. Please review this list of requested items we can (and cannot) accept. If you have materials to donate, please contact Liz Leahey coordinate your donation. Only scheduled drop-offs, please!

Learn More About Us

Read our Report of Generosity and other annual reports
Learn how we respect donor privacy
To read quarterly updates from our CEO, news releases, and media coverage, visit our Newsroom

Development Office Staff

Please contact us with any questions you have about your gift or how to support the Museum. To change or cancel a recurring gift, please contact any staff member below. Our main number is 978-264-4200, our extensions are below:

Marie Beam, Chief Development Officer, ext. 124
Karen Kerns, Assistant Director of Development, ext. 113
Liz Dorsey, Grants Manager, ext. 131
Lynn Protasowicki, Development Associate, ext. 134