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Annual Fund

Every day of the week, we strive to spark the imagination and foster lifelong curiosity for all of our guests — from families with young children, to students on a field trip, to community groups where our educators take science on the road. We served almost 50,000 people in 2018, and we are on track to serve even more this year.

Your donation:

Ways to support

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, AMOS relies on community support. Our donors, sponsors, volunteers, and members enable us to be Western North Carolina’s home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration.

Support at any level helps! Click here to go to our donation page, where you can choose your level.

$25 supports one child’s museum visit. 60% of every visit is subsidized/supported by donor revenue.

$60 pays for one scholarship for our STEM Camp. Help a family in need send their child for one day of camp.

$100 pays for one session of after-school programming, including supplies and educator time.

$250 helps us provide free museum passes to local families.

$500 buys supplies for one of our innovative science classes for preschool-8th grade students

$1,000 ensures our educators can visit a school or community group with science programs

$5,000+ sustains the museum in the long term, allowing us to develop new programs and exhibits

You can also support us by choosing to donate a portion of your Amazon purchases when you shop through AmazonSmile.


Make your mark on one of our exhibits, events, or programs through a corporate or individual sponsorship. Sponsors get name and logo recognition in print and digital promotions reaching 100,000+ active audience members including families and adults.


Interacting with museum guests, helping in our gift shop, assisting with special events, and so much more! We have volunteer opportunities for a wide range of skill sets. Click here to learn more.

Become a member

Whether you purchase a membership for your own family or as a gift for someone else, our members sustain us as a museum. Click here to become a part of the AMOS family.