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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.
  2. By Mail — Send your check to:
    Discovery Space of Central PA
    112 W. Foster Ave., Suite 1
    State College, PA 16801
  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 someone strong (Iron) or precious (Platinum)? Are you fond of Greek mythology (Promethium) or feeling patriotic (Americium)? Is 13 (Aluminum) your lucky number?

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!

Inspire the leaders and innovators of tomorrow!

Become a sponsor of Discovery Space’s fourteen summer 2017 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.

Sponsor Opportunities Platinum $5,000 Gold $2,500 Silver $1,000 Bronze $500
10% discount for employees on family memberships (valid until 12/31/2017) X
Recognition on Discovery Space signage and website (with link to your company website) for a full 12 months X
Recognition on camp t-shirts Prominent Logo Logo Name
Recognition on signage at Discovery Space during the entire summer Prominent Logo Logo Name Name
Listing in Centre Daily Times thank you ad X X X X
Featured on website, e-news and Facebook page X X X X
Listing on camper information materials X X X X

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Special thanks to our 2016 camp sponsors!

Please join us in thanking the organizations listed below for helping Discovery Space provide 13 sessions of science camp in summer of 2016.




AAUW – State College Branch
Mount Nittany Health


M&T Bank
Sheetz, Inc.
Weis Markets, Inc.

2015 Night to Discover logo

Discovery Space hosted our third annual


Benefit for Discovery Space
with Honorary Chairs, Bonnie and Elliot Abrams
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mountain View Country Club
100 Elks Club Road, Boalsburg, PA

Business Casual Attire
6pm Cocktail Hour; 7pm Dinner
$85 per person

View photos from this year’s event.

Special thanks to our 2016 event sponsors!

Tesla Level Table Sponsors

Mount Nittany Health
The Penn State Learning Factory

Franklin Level Table Sponsors

Hank and Linda Bailey
Hoffman Leakey Architects LLC
The Hartman Group
HRI, Inc.
Padgett Business Services
TekResults Ltd.
Weber Murphy Fox

Dessert Sponsors

Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund
Centre Eye Physicians and Surgeons
PNC Bank

Other Sponsors

Kissinger Bigatel &Brower REALTORS

Community Access Program (CAP)

The museum’s Community Access Program gives community members, area nonprofits and social service agencies access to the museum. 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.