Turn A Spark Into A Flame

As a non-profit organization, all programs and daily operations of The Discovery Center are funded through donations and daily admissions, our field trips and our gift shop, but we still need help. 

The Discovery Center depends upon community support, now more than ever. Our mission is to provide children with a hands-on learning experience to stimulate a passion, curiosity and wonder for the environment and physical sciences. Our goal is to also be a valuable resource for those families in our community who want their children to develop an interest, knowledge and excitement in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) subjects and potential careers at a critical time in adolescent development when youth, especially those at lower-income levels from under-resourced schools, are at a higher risk of failing math and science classes or dropping out of school completely. We want to feed that spark of curiosity into a flame of exciting possibility to prepare the youth of the community for a promising future ahead!

Your gift of any size will help us support our public programming and our educational programming, alike. We cannot do it without you.


Online or mailing a check. Gifts are welcome all year long and are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Purchase a Membership and support The Discovery Center.

There Are Many Ways To Help

Pledge sustaining monthly, quarterly or annual donations.
Corporate Sponsorship of Educational Programming 


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AmazonSmile WishList

The Fresno Discovery Center has a lot of needs of various materials. There are education program supply needs, animal care needs, the list goes on and on. If you would like to help a specific department, please feel free to click on the links below as they will take you to a list of items that we need on a regular basis. Donations are truly appreciated and are considered Gift-In-Kind and will be 100% tax deductible.

Exhibit Supplies

General Museum Supplies

There are also many recognition opportunities available for our valuable supporters to become a special part of the Museum’s legacy.

Discovery Center Museum Building - $1,250,000 

Discovery South Pavilion - $1,000,000

Discovery Center Activity Deck - $925,000


Live Animal Center - $800,000

Tortoise Habitat - $300,000

Modular A-Maze-Ium - $225,000


Bunny Habitat - $80,000

Help The Discovery Center and impact the entire community. No donation is too small. 

Contact our Development Team to discuss opportunities (559) 251.5533