Building a new museum is a big and exciting undertaking. As of November 2011, we've raised $23.3 million of the over $26 million needed to build the new museum. You can help us keep that momentum going.
We are an Enterprise Zone Project, which permits a 25% tax credit, with an annual credit limit of $100,000, for Colorado taxpayers who make cash contributions to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Your gift can benefit your family and your tax dollars! You can find out more about the Enterprise Zone tax credit here.
When you support us, you're part of creating a place where everyone can learn about and enjoy science, history, culture, and nature; you help create opportunities for kids to be inspired to become future leaders in science and technology; and you're part of building a world-class attraction that will be an economic benefit to our community for many years to come.
You can support the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in many different ways:
You can donate by cash, check, or credit card to:
c/o Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
408 Mason Court
Fort Collins, CO 80524
support the digital dome: be a star!
The digital dome theater at the new museum will be a high-impact venue to explore astronomy, biology, paleontology, physics, earth and climate science, as well as natural and cultural history, music, art, and many other subjects.
The goal of the community "Be a Star" campaign is to raise $1,000,000 towards the funding of the digital dome theater. We are seeking 1,000 donations of $1,000 each, and are over half-way to our goal. More people are becoming "Stars" every day! Learn more about the dome here, and consider becoming a star yourself.(No Paypal account necessary)
Examples of planned giving including remembering the Museum in your will, designating the Museum as a beneficiary of your annuity contract or IRA/qualified plan assets, or making a gift of stock to the Museum.
Please contact Executive Director Annette Geiselman to find out more about planned giving. You can reach Annette at 970-416-2767.
Donor recognition opportunities for galleries and exhibits are available.
Please contact Executive Director Annette Geiselman to find out more about opportunities for corporate support. You can reach Annette at 970-416-2767.
We are developing an all-new volunteer program for the new museum. Volunteer positions will be available in a number of different areas, including the gallery, in programs, and in the digital dome theater. If you're interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Amanda Miller.
become a member
We are also re-designing our membership program for the new museum. Individual, family, and charter memberships will be available, and your membership with the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will continue to provide you membership to many other institutions, including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Colorado History Museum. Please check back in spring 2012 to find out more about the membership programs.