Donors enjoy similar benefits to members and provide necessary funding to grow and sustain the Science Center and its mission.


Members enjoy FREE parking and FREE tickets with EVERY visit!

Recognition and Benefits

Einstein Society 

Members of the Einstein Society (AES) step forward to maintain, strengthen and expand the Science Center’s ability to ignite and sustain lifelong interests in science and technology. They represent the lifeblood of the institution and help to connect over one million people to meaningful learning opportunities each year.

Join the Einstein Society ($1,000 or more).

Newton and Galileo Societies

Newton and Galileo Society members aim to spark the imaginations of today’s youth, tomorrow’s future scientists, through their support for a unique community asset.

Join the Newton Society ($500-999). 

Join the Galileo Society ($250-499). 

By becoming a donor, you are supporting the Saint Louis Science Center’s mission to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through membership in one of our donor societies.

In addition to the personal satisfaction of making a philanthropic gift and tax deductibility, you will receive the following:

  • 10 OMNIMAX® Theater Tickets
  • Free parking with each visit
  • Free tickets to the James S. McDonnell Planetarium shows with each visit
  • Free Discovery Room tickets with each visit
  • Discounted tickets to special exhibitions (depending on exhibit)
  • Discounted Makerspace tickets
  • 10% discount in the Food Court, The Loft and ExploreStore
  • 20% discount on-site Summer Science Blast Camp
  • Advance ticket reservations
  • Invitation to Special Donor Events (i.e. private screenings of films and exhibits)
  • Admission to Member Nights
  • Quarterly NEWScience magazine
  • Recognition in the Annual Report on Philanthropy
  • Reciprocal benefits at more than 300 institutions nationwide

For more information on becoming a member of the Einstein, Newton, or Galileo societies, please contact:

Patti LaBrott, CFRE
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

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