Your Support

Ways To Give

Your financial support ensures that Pacific Science Center remains a hands-on, engaging hub for discovery and exploration. See below for ways to get involved or contact us with questions at or (206) 443-2878.

Adopt a Butterfly

Spread your wings for science by supporting the Tropical Butterfly House. Learn More

Boeing IMAX Theater: Name Your Seat

Personalize a chair in our Boeing IMAX Theater. Learn More

Stock Donations

A stock portfolio is often among the most valuable assets you own — and one that can carry substantial capital gains, or appreciation in value. With careful planning, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains tax while supporting our work. Learn more about stock donations here.

To make a gift of stock please provide your broker with the following information:

DTC # 0226
Fidelity Investments
For credit to: Pacific Science Center Account # Z75-437689
Pacific Science Center Tax ID Number: 91-0750867

If you’re sending a stock, please let us know! Contact Shannon Holloway, Donor Information Coordinator, at or (206) 269-5717. Please share your broker’s name and phone number, the name and number of shares you are donating, and the fund to which you are contributing.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Pay tribute to your loved ones with a memorial or honorary gift. Please contact us by phone at (206) 443-2878 to make your gift. By providing an address, we will be happy to notify the honoree or their family of your gift.

Planned Giving & Endowment

Leave a legacy that ignites curiosity and discovery for years to come with a planned gift. By planning your legacy gift you can maximize tax savings for you and your heirs while supporting your favorite charitable organizations. Pacific Science Center is honored to work with you and your advisors as manage your estate plans. For sample bequest language, details on legacy gift vehicles, and questions please contact Rob Wiseman, Director of Individual Giving, at or (206) 443-4624.

IRA Charitable Rollover

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH) was signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, permanently extending the IRA charitable rollover. Individuals aged 70½ and older are able to donate up to $100,000 to Pacific Science Center and other charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. In order to qualify, contributions must go directly to a public charity and be made from traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs.

Learn more about giving though your IRA here, or contact Rob Wiseman, Director of Individual Giving at or (206) 443-4624.

Donor Advised Funds

Make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), an increasingly popular charitable vehicle that provides flexibility in supporting your favorite causes with favorable tax benefits. Donor Advised Funds may have prohibitions against certain types of donor benefits. Please contact Rob Wiseman, Director of Individual Giving, for assistance at or (206) 443-4624.

Already have a Donor Advised Fund? Use the DAF Direct tool below to get started on your donation to Pacific Science Center.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is an easy way to donate to non-profits, such as Pacific Science Center, during your Amazon shopping. On AmazonSmile, you can direct 0.5% of your total purchase to go toward a non-profit of your choice. Learn more


We have an opportunity that we just can’t pass up. Announcing our partnership with Op4G (Opinions for Good), a market research company with a twist. Individuals who sign up will be able to participate in paid activities while providing additional funding to a non-profit of their choice. It’s a win-win for us all.


  • Members will be paid by participating in market research.
  • Just by signing up, new members give us the opportunity to earn significant additional funding.
  • Sustainable funding for us every time a member participates in paid activities, allowing us to maintain the programs we offer.

How to get started:

  • Visit
  • Choose us as your supported non-profit.
  • Complete the short demographic questionnaire (your information will always be kept private and secure by Op4G).

Everyone, everywhere is eligible to sign up – so please share this great opportunity with your friends, family, and colleagues. We hope you consider becoming a member of Op4G and selecting us as your supported non-profit.


Pacific Science Center relies on volunteers and interns to help fulfill our mission to inspire lifelong science learning while providing vital assistance in all areas of daily operations. Whether you’re interested in hands-on interaction with exhibits and guests, or something behind the scenes, we have opportunities for you. Learn More

Contact Us

Our development team is happy to serve you. With questions or feedback about your giving please contact us:

(206) 443-2878 

Development Staff Directory

Paul Chiocco
Vice President of Development
(206) 443-2842,

Individual Giving

Rob Wiseman, CFRE
Director of Individual Giving
(206) 443-4624;

Sarah Szabo, CFRE
Donor Relations Officer
(206) 443-3642;

Hannah Franke
Donor Relations Officer
(206) 443-2905;

Kristin Bennett
Annual Fund Manager
(206) 269-2139;

Rachel Friedman
Donor Information Coordinator
(206) 269-5717;

Diane Strand
Development Coordinator
(206) 443-2893,

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Christine Johnson-Duell
Foundation Relations Officer
(206) 269-5739;

Tyler Snook
Corporate Relations Officer
(206) 443-2907;

Lauren McParland
Partnership Engagement Specialist
(206) 443-2920,

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