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Annual Fund

Spark the Wow! 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, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and members enable us to be Western North Carolina’s home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration.

Choose a Donor Level!

Friends – $100

  • Inclusion in our annual report in 2020
  • 100% of your donation is tax deductible

Explorers – $250

  • Inclusion in our annual report in 2020
  • 1 Free Membership*
  • All but $25 is tax deductible
  • You may ask that 100% of your donation be accepted without member benefits

Rovers Club – $500

  • Inclusion in our annual report in 2020
  • Free Family Membership (all members of your household)*
  • All but $100 is tax deductible
  • You may ask that 100% of your donation be accepted without member benefits

Adventurers Society – $1,000

  • Inclusion in our annual report in 2020
  • Free Family Membership (all members of your household)*
  • Plus 8 free passes to museum to share as gifts with friends and loved ones
  • All but $156 is tax deductible
  • You may ask that 100% of your donation be accepted without member benefits

Discovery Circle – $2,500

  • Inclusion in our annual report in 2020
  • Free Family Membership (all members of your household)*
  • Plus 12 free passes to museum to share as gifts with friends and loved ones
  • Plus $50 gift certificate for use in our museum gift shop
  • All but $246 is tax deductible
  • You may ask that 100% of your donation be accepted without member benefits

Pioneer Partners – $5,000

  • Inclusion in our annual report in 2020
  • Free Family Membership (all members of your household)*
  • One Family Membership you can share as a gift
  • Plus 20 free passes to museum to share as gifts with friends and loved ones
  • Host a birthday or private party at the museum
  • Plus $100 gift certificate for use in our museum gift shop
  • All but $710 is tax deductible
  • You may ask that 100% of your donation be accepted without member benefits

Patrons of the Sciences – $10,000

  • Inclusion in our annual report in 2020
  • Free Family Membership (all members of your household)*
  • Two Family Memberships you can share as gifts
  • Plus 30 free passes to museum to share as gifts with friends and loved ones
  • Host a birthday or private party at the museum
  • Plus $200 gift certificate for use in our museum gift shop
  • All but $990 is tax deductible
  • You may ask that 100% of your donation be accepted without member benefits

Colburn Benefactors – $20,000

  • Inclusion in our annual report in 2020
  • Free Family Membership (all members of your household)*
  • Four Family Memberships you can share as gifts
  • Plus 40 free passes to museum to share as gifts with friends and loved ones
  • Host a birthday or private party at the museum
  • Plus $300 gift certificate for use in our museum gift shop
  • All but $1,370 is tax deductible
  • You may ask that 100% of your donation be accepted without member benefits

* Museum Member Benefits

  • Free Admission to AMOS for 1 Year
  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop & Discounts on Select Programming, Shows, & Exhibits
  • Early registration and/or discounts for select special programs and camps.
  • Free or discounted admission to science and technology centers that participate in the ASTC Passport Program. Please visit www.astc.org for program rules and a list of participating centers.
  • 50% Discount at the WNC Nature Center& the Hands-On Museum in Johnson City, TN
  • Discounts at Chimney Rock State Park
  • Updates through our E-Newsletter

Each sponsorship is for the general support of our education programs. Click here to go to our donation page, where you can choose your level.

How is an investment in AMOS an investment in our present and future?

One child’s visit

$20 is our cost for one child’s museum visit, but we only charge $7 per visit. 65% of every child’s visit is subsidized/supported by donor revenue. Most of that donor revenue comes from individual contributions.

Summer or Winter Camp

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

After-School Programming

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

Educational Supplies

$250 helps pay for supplies for our innovative science classes for preschool to 8th grade students.

Class Field Trip

$500 sponsors the cost for one classroom for a field trip to the museum.

In-School Science Learning

$2,000 is our cost to send educators to visit schools for a week of in-school, hands-on science learning.

New Exhibits

$10,000 would help develop new programs and exhibits. We are trying to raise money now for a new weather and climate exhibit.

Expanding In-School Education

$100,000 is our goal to expand our in-school education program to the entire WNC region. This will cover the cost of two educators, supplies, and give AMOS the ability to expand its footprint beyond Buncombe County, and be more visibly seen as Western North Carolina’s premier destination for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration.

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

Interested in a corporate sponsorship? Join our SCIENCE CIRCLE!

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.


Volunteer

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.