Discovery Circle

Pacific Science Center's leading group of individual contributors, Discovery Circle, provides important operating support that allows the Science Center to offer engaging exhibits, films, and programs to over one million children, families and adults each year in our region and beyond.

For information, please contact:
Development Office
(206) 269-5717

As leadership contributors to Pacific Science Center, Discovery Circle members receive special access to our films, exhibits and programs. Please download the Discovery Circle calendar for information on can't-miss exhibits, films and exclusive events.

Discovery Circle

Giving Levels For Discovery Circle

Click the links below to learn more about Discovery Circle.

Linnaeus Level - $1,200-$2,499

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  • Free admission to all exhibits and IMAX® films, along with 5 free guests with each visit.
  • Invitations to exclusive opening exhibit receptions and screenings of IMAX® feature films.
  • Invitations to annual events like the Model Railroad Show preview and Halloween Party.
  • Designated concierge to assist with visits and ticketing.
  • Subscription (three issues) to Discover Pacific Science Center.
  • Reciprocal admission to over 250 museums nation-wide.
  • Discounts at the Pacific Science Center Store, cafe, and IMAX concessions, as well as on educational camps and programs and birthday parties.
  • Recognition in The Annual Report and on the Contributor Wall.

$155 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.
A gift of $1,200 covers one week's release of butterflies.

Byron Level - $2,500-$4,999

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All Linnaeus level benefits, plus:

  • Special exhibit-related book (based on availability).
  • Behind-the-scenes IMAX tour.

$175 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.
A gift of $2,500 sends 15 elementary classes to the Mercer Slough for a Pacific Science Center Wetland Naturalist program.

Sagan Level - $5,000-$9,999

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All Byron level benefits, plus:

$250 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.
A gift of $5,000 supports one Discovery Corps teen for a year. Discovery Corps is a youth development program that connects youth with Pacific Science Center's mission while equipping them with valuable skills for the future.

Menten Level - $10,000-$14,999


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All Sagan level benefits, plus:

  • One free family membership to gift to another family or to the charity of your choice.
  • One 20-minute Science On Wheels demonstration brought to your home, school, or business.

$260 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.
A gift of $10,000 funds four days of Pacific Science Center's outreach program, Science On Wheels (SOW), serving 1,240 school children. SOW teachers bring the magic of discovery to schools across Washington State.

Tesla Level - $15,000-$24,999

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All Menten level benefits, plus:

  • One free birthday party for up to 20 guests at Pacific Science Center.
  • One free Platinum membership to gift to another family or to the charity of your choice.

$331 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.
A gift of $15,000 funds the programs offered by Pacific Science Center at Mercer Slough Nature Park for one month, serving 650.

Curie Level - $25,000-$49,999

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All Tesla level benefits, plus:

  • Free parking in the Claypool garage for one year.

$391 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.
A gift of $25,000 supports Camps for Curious Minds for one week, serving 150 children.

Newton Level - $50,000 and above

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All Curie level benefits, plus:

  • Free facility reservation.

$391 of your donation at this level is NOT tax deductible.
A gift of $50,000 funds all pre¬sentations on the Science Demonstration Stage every day for one year.

Membership privileges, including IMAX and admission tickets, may not be transferred or sold. Learn More