Individual Giving

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Individual Giving 2018-05-16T10:48:55+00:00

There are several ways for you to support WonderLab and its mission. As visitors pay only one-half of what it costs to serve them each visit, your philanthropic support of the Annual Fund provides critical funding for museum operations including exhibits and programs. Planned giving options allow you to create a lasting legacy of support, and tribute gifts can honor special relationships or memorialize the loss of a loved one.

When planning a specific charitable gift, a legal or financial advisor should be consulted.

WonderLab Museum Tax ID #: 35-1956521

Donor Benefits

Your tax-deductible donation to WonderLab comes with many perks available only to donors.

You will receive recognition on the donor display in the museum lobby and in the WonderLab annual report. Your gift will also automatically subscribe you to the museum’s newsletter Lab Notes.
You will receive all of the benefits listed above and also receive a 10% discount on all gift store purchases for becoming a Supporter. Be sure to share your name at Visitors Services before completing your purchase!
As a Friend of WonderLab, you will receive all of the benefits listed above in addition to 5 general admission passes*.
Your donation as an Investor will provide you with all of the benefits listed above plus an
Annual Basic Family Membership* (up to 5 family members).
As a valued Patron, you will receive all of the benefits listed above as well as 15 general admission passes* and your choice of an Annual Grandparents Membership* OR a Premier Family Membership* (up to 2 additional guests per daily visit).
When you become a Partner of WonderLab, you will receive all of the benefits listed above plus a $500 certificate* toward renting WonderLab for any after-hours event.

*These benefits will reduce the tax-deductible portion of your donation. When you receive your acknowledgement from WonderLab, you can choose to receive any or all of these benefits.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts in honor or memory of a loved one, friend, or colleague are a special way of showing your support to the WonderLab Museum and recognizing an important figure in your life. Individuals honored through a tribute gift are recognized in our Annual Report each year and we send special notification of your gift to the individual being honored or the family of those who are being remembered.

From time to time, WonderLab also offers the opportunity to honor a special individual on engraved bricks at the Museum’s entrance. Please check with the Development Department at (812) 337-1337 x 14 to see if this option is available.

Recurring Gifts and More

Did you know that you can set up a recurring gift to sustain WonderLab throughout the year?  Whether it’s a $10, $20 or $50 a month donation, show your love for science and empower local children to use the sciences for the greater good! Simply indicate on your online donation the frequency with which you’d like to give. Your recurring gift provides WonderLab predictable income to support new programs and initiatives.

Other easy ways to support WonderLab include payroll contributions, volunteer incentive programs, or corporate matching gift programs. Examples of matching gift programs include Baxter International Foundation, Eli Lilly, and ExxonMobil Foundation. Ask your company’s HR department about their community support programs and how you can get involved to support the Museum today!

If you would like to set up a recurring donation or have questions about enrolling in a matching gift program with your company, contact WonderLab Annual Giving and Stewardship Manager Mallory Elver at (812) 337-1337 x 31 or

Other Special Giving Opportunities