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.

Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World

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Game Masters: The Exhibition

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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
Wallace, J. 2005 Distance Learning Formative Report JASON Formative
McNamara, P 2005 Amazing Feats of Aging Final Report Amazing Feats of Aging Summative
People, Places and Design Research 2005 Technoquest Summative Innovation Station Summative
Krassner, D. 2005 Assessing Self-Esteem and Views of Science in High School Students Participating in a Museum-Based Service Learning Program Master's Thesis Other
Wallace, J. 2004 Distance Learning Front End Report JASON Front-end
OMSI 2004 Native American Technology Family Survey Needs Assessment Report Generations of Knowledge Needs Assessment
OMSI 2004 Latino Sundays Latino Sundays Other
Inverness Research 2004 Moneyville Exhibit Summative Moneyville Summative
Ault, P. C. 2004 Salmon Camp Annual Report Salmon Camp Formative
OMSI 2004 Latino Rising Stars Latino Rising Stars Other
OMSI 2003 OMSI Boys and Girls Science Club OMSI Boys and Girls Science Club Remedial
Gyllenhal and Cheng 2003 Outdoors Indoors Front-End Literature Review Animal Secrets Front-end
OMSI 2003 Early Childhood Education Hall and Tech Hall Swap ECE and Tech Hall Swap Other
Evergreene Research with Garibay Group 2003 Animal Secrets Summative Animal Secrets Summative
OMSI 2003 Latinas en Ciencia Final Report Latinas en Ciencia Remedial