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Your gifts, regardless of size, help us deliver our mission of providing interactive science experiences which spark creativity, curiosity and imagination. Your gifts make a difference to our community!

Here are three ways you can make a contribution today:

  1. Online — Make a contribution using our secure online donation form.
    Make a Contribution
  2. By Mail — Send your check to:
    Discovery Space of Central PA
    1224 N Atherton St
    State College, PA 16803
  3. Contact Us — If you would like to discuss other giving opportunities such as making a donation of securities, or becoming an “Essential Element,” please call us at 814.234.0200 or email 

Thank you for your support!

Essential Elements

Is there an atomic symbol that matches your initials? Would you like to honor your favorite scientists (Curium, Mendelevium)? Are you fond of the planets (Neptunium) or missing your favorite former planet (Plutonium)? Or maybe you want to honor your favorite state, PA (Protactinium)!

We are honoring those who give generously to Discovery Space as our Essential Elements! Contributors are recognized on a unique display of the Periodic Table of Elements which occupies a wall just inside the Discovery Space entrance.

Available Elements
Adopted Elements

Essential Elements

of Discovery Space

Electron $10,000 and up
Neutron $5,000 - $9,999
Proton $1,000 - $4,999

For a gift of $1,000 or more, you may adopt an element (on a first-come, first-served basis), on which your name(s) will be inscribed. Elements may also be inscribed in honor of or in memory of someone.

Take your place at the table with the adoption of an element!

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Inspire the leaders and innovators of tomorrow — become a camp sponsor!

Become a sponsor of Discovery Space’s seventeen summer 2018 science camps while promoting your business at the same time – see sponsorship benefits below.

Funds are used for (among other things) camp operations, activity supplies and experiment materials, as well as scholarships for children who otherwise might not be able to attend camp.

2018 Sponsor Opportunities Platinum $5,000 Gold $2,500 Silver $1,000 Bronze $500
10% discount for employees on family memberships (valid until 12/31/2018)
Recognition on Discovery Space signage and website (with link to your company website) for a full 12 months
Recognition on camp t-shirts Prominent Logo Logo Name
Recognition on signage at Discovery Space Prominent Logo Logo Name Name
Listing in Centre Daily Times thank you ad
Featured on website, in e-news, and on Facebook page
Listing on camper information materials


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Fifth Annual


Benefit for Discovery Space

will be held September 13, 2018
at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

Save the Date — More information coming soon!

Community Access Program (CAP)

Discovery Space’s Community Access Program gives community members, area nonprofits and social service agencies access to the science center. This program provides memberships and camp scholarships to families who could not otherwise afford them, and free admission passes to organizations who serve underrepresented groups. Donating to this fund allows Discovery Space to reach more families throughout the area.