A photo of children putting fake human body organs into a fake model at the science museum.

Annual Report

Letter from Alison Rempel Brown

Dear friends,

Your support helped the Science Museum adapt and inspire learning during another year of the extraordinary challenges of the pandemic. Trust in science is more important than ever, and science museums are essential to building STEM confidence and showing all people that there is a place for them in STEM. Despite the pandemic's limitations, I am enormously proud of the work we’ve done together this year to deliver science and education centering equity.

We are grateful for the steadfast support of our Members, donors, partners, and friends, as well as for the critical funding we received through programs like the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This support directly reflects the museum’s ability to provide science education to all Minnesotans and will be critical as our future takes shape. 

In the pages of this report, you’ll find some of this year’s biggest accomplishments—exciting work carried out by our amazing staff and volunteers. Together, we conduct scientific research and bring it out of the lab and into community conversations. We create and deliver educational resources to meet the changing needs of the kids and families we serve. We provide opportunities for meaningful shared experiences for families and friends. Together, we lay the groundwork for our growth and service to our communities in the years ahead. 

We will continue our work to transform what a museum is, who it is for, and how it engages its audiences in new ways. We will be bold, with our strategic plan to guide us. We will do scientific research to help us understand our planet and how to limit the impact of climate change while highlighting the sustainable innovations that will help combat them. We will recognize our role in upholding white supremacy and use our tools and resources to dismantle systems of oppression. And we will continue to provide memorable science learning experiences that will spark future generations to pursue careers in STEM. 

These programs and initiatives are yours, too—they wouldn’t be possible without your support, particularly during this ongoing pandemic. 

Alison Rempel Brown

President & CEO

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2020-2021 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

2018-2019 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2020-2021 Audited Financials

2020-2021 Form 990