membership & friends

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.
-- Albert Einstein.

Gifts made to miSci help us to continue to offer relevant, high quality exhibits and cutting-edge programs that instill a sense of wonder in the minds of young and old alike.


You can choose to make a gift to the Museum by using our secure donations page, by clicking on the Make a Donation button on the left side of this page.

By Check
Please click here for a gift form.
Checks made payable to miSci should be mailed, with a gift form, to:
Development Department
15 Nott Terrace Heights
Schenectady, NY 12308

By Credit Card
The Museum accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. You may also choose to use PayPal. Gifts may be made online, using our secure donations page, by clicking on the Make a Donation button on the left side of this page or by using our gift form.

Through Employer Matching Gift Programs
Many employers will match contributions to nonprofit organizations such as the Museum. If your gift can be matched by your employer, it allows us to increase the value of your gift.

GE donors may register the tax-deductible portion of their gifts by calling 1-800-305-0669 or visiting

By Bequest
By including the Museum in your will, you can help make a difference for future generations of Museum attendees. Please contact our Development Department at 518-382-7890 ext. 232 for suggested language for including miSci in your will. To read more about bequests, click here.

By Giving an Asset
Gifts of appreciate securities are welcome. For information on donating stock or mutual fund shares, click here.

Through Charitable Remainder Trust
This is a special irrevocable trust arrangement which provides you an income stream from the assets in the trust, with the remainder of the interest paid to support the Museum.

Through Charitable Gift Annuity
A charitable gift annuity is a way to make a gift, and still receive an income for yourself or others. The Museum, in return for transfer of cash or other property, agrees to make fixed annuity payments to one or two life annuitants.


miSci Development Department: 518-382-7890 ext. 232