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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 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!

Night to Discover logo

Fourth Annual


Benefit for Discovery Space

with Honorary Chair Barbara Palmer
was held September 19, 2017
at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

Check back soon for pictures from the 2017 Night to Discover
View photos from last year’s event.

Special thanks to our 2017 event sponsors!

Tesla Level Table Sponsors

The Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory

Franklin Level Table Sponsors

Linda and Hank Bailey
Patricia Best and Thomas Ray
Blake and Linda Gall
Kish Bank
TekResults Ltd.

Cocktail Sponsor

Pieter and Lida Ouwehand

Dessert Sponsors

Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund
Centre Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Weber Murphy Fox

children showing solar cars that they made

Special thanks to our 2017 camp sponsors!

Please join us in thanking the organizations listed below for helping Discovery Space provide 14 sessions of science camp in summer of 2017.


Actuated Medical


Sheetz, Inc.


AAUW – State College Branch
Centre Eye Physicians and Surgeons
M&T Bank

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.