Heroes wear blazers, too.

No capes needed here. With plenty of sponsorship and membership options, how will your team save the day? 

A not-to-miss sponsorship lineup

Sponsoring OMSI's headlining exhibitions is a great way to support science while introducing visitors to your company or foundation. Email Patricia Brooke to find out more.

Upcoming Attractions
  • The Art of the Brick (opens February 2017)

  • Pompeii: The Exhibition (opens May 2017)

  • Illusion (opens November 2017)

Membership for the Whole Team

"#1 Boss" isn't just for your coffee mug anymore—it's the recognition you'll get for supporting science education in your community. 

Reach new audiences, improve brand recognition, engage clients, and reward employees. They'll love you for it.

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But wait, there's more!

We're always looking for project partners with fresh ideas and expertise to support our latest priorities. 

We'd like to thank...foundations!

We'll keep our thank you speech brief. Grant funding from local, regional, and national private foundations, accompanied by support from government agencies, is crucial to our work. 

Meyer Memorial Trust

A local foundation with deep roots in the Portland business and philanthropic communities, Meyer Memorial Trust joins several other foundations and corporations in supporting the development of the Renewable Energy Exhibit and Outreach Programming project. The Renewable Energy project will result in a permanent exhibit in OMSI’s Earth Hall, as well as traveling tabletop exhibits and new classroom programming focused on recent developments in renewable energies and sustainable decision-making.

Hedinger Family Foundation

The Hedinger Family Foundation has provided an extraordinary 10-year gift benefiting a variety of programs for young science learners, including: financial aid for Title 1 schools for traveling classroom programs and assemblies, field trips, and teacher education; scholarships for underserved youth to attend OMSI residential camps and classes; Rising Stars, which provides teen volunteer opportunities and job training; and for general operating support to provide participatory science education.

National Science Foundation

OMSI has enjoyed a long and productive history with The National Science Foundation (NSF), a federal agency mandated to advance new discoveries in science across the nation. NSF funds have been instrumental in developing some of OMSI’s best-loved exhibits. NSF also provides key support to our ongoing goal of becoming an institution that appeals to underserved communities, through support for bi-lingual exhibits (Spanish/English).

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) helped OMSI organize the Small Museums Research Collective (SMRC), a network of museums throughout the country that share resources, exhibit designs and concepts, and audience data. NIH recently provided cornerstone funding for a major new traveling exhibit: The Zoo in You: Exploring the Human Microbiome. This 2,000-square-foot exhibit will travel to national science centers, health museums, and explore the cutting-edge research of NIH’s Human Microbiome Project.

Evaluation Reports
Author Year Title Project Study Type
Kuyumjian, T.A. 2016 Farm to Science Initiative Summative Evaluation Report Farm to Science Initiative Summative
Stein, J. & Valdez, S. 2016 Roots of Wisdom Summative Evaluation Professional Audience Impacts Roots of Wisdom Summative
Stein, J., Valdez, S., Wasserman, D., Wojton, M.A. & Kuyumjian, T.A. 2016 Roots of Wisdom Summative Evaluation Public Audience Impacts Roots of Wisdom Summative
Yalowitz, S. & Wilcox, E. 2016 Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome/El microbioma humano Summative Evaluation Report Zoo in You Summative
Weiss, S. 2016 Building Infrastructure and Capacity for 21st Century Skills Summative Evaluation Report Building Infrastructure and Capacity for 21st Century Skills Summative
Patricia A. McNamara 2016 Every body Eats Let's Get Active Summative Evaluation Report Everybody Eats Let's Get Active Summative
Sinkey, A., Rosino, L. and Francisco, M. 2014 Designing Our World: Public Audiences Front-End Evaluation Report Designing Our World Front-end
Curtis, R. 2014 Sustainability: Professional Development Summative Evaluation Report Sustainability Summative
Sinkey, A. 2014 CSMC-OMSI Partnership for Public Engagement (COPPE) Final Report COPPE Summative
Curtis, R., & Kellett, K. 2014 Sustainability: Outreach Campaign Summative Evaluation Report Sustainability Summative
Sinkey, A., Walther, B. & Rosino, L. 2014 ResearchLink Summative Evaluation Report ResearchLink Summative
Cardiel, C. & Pattison, S. 2014 Science on the Move: Front-End Evaluation Report Science on the Move Front-end
Curtis, R. 2014 Sustainability: Exhibition Summative Evaluation Report Sustainability Summative
Cardiel, C., & Reyes, N. 2013 Needs Assessment for Potential Host Institutions of NASA Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Exhibit NASA Education and Public Outreach Needs Assessment
Garibay Group 2013 Design Zone Professional Development Summative Report Design Zone Summative
Cardiel, C., Rosino, L., & Velazquez, H. 2013 Earth from Space: Summative Evaluation Report Earth from Space Summative
Reyes, N. 2013 Nanotechnology Classroom Program: Evaluation Report Energy and the Environment Formative
Laurie, M., Shagott, T., & Wentz, A. 2013 Rosa Parks Tech Challenge Summative Evaluation Report Rosa Parks Tech Challenge Summative
Pattison, S., Cohn, S., & Kollman, L. 2013 Team-Based Inquiry: A Practical Guide for Using Evaluation to Improve Informal Education Experiences NISE Network Other
Burlacu, G. 2013 Salmon Sidewalk Summative Evaluation Report Salmon Sidewalk Summative