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Fresno Discovery Center is a non-profit (501(c)3) organization, so everything you donate is 100% tax deductible. All our programs and daily operations are funded through admissions, field trips, our gift shop... and donations! 

Our mission is to ignite curiosity and imagination in Central Valley youth by providing hands-on STEAM experiences. We believe that education, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM), is vital to improving the quality of people's lives and that the circumstances of your birth should not limit your educational opportunities. So we strive to be a valuable resource for all ages, regardless of income, to explore and discover STEAM subjects and potential careers. 

Fresno Discovery Center depends on community support now more than ever. During COVID, museums and science centers took a very hard financial hit and we are no exception.

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


There Are Many Ways To Help

  • Online through PayPal

  • Mail a check

  • Purchase a Membership 

  • Subscribe to monthly, quarterly or annual donations

  • Corporate Sponsorship of Educational Programming 

Call us to find out more 559.251.5533



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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. Donations are truly appreciated and are considered Gift-In-Kind and will be 100% tax deductible.

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

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