galileo’s circle


“The nature of the human mind is such that unless it is stimulated by images of things acting upon it from without, all remembrance of them passes easily away.”
                                                                                                              ― Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei is a central figure in the transition from natural philosophy to modern science and in the transformation of the scientific Renaissance into a scientific revolution.  He had visions of the future that people around him could hardly comprehend.  What does the future look like to you?  Imagine making such an impact on the community around you?  You can!  Your future gift to the Museum of Discovery and Science can help the dreamers of tomorrow discover new breakthroughs in science, medicine, climatology, energy ― the possibilities are endless. Become part of the circle that Galileo created.  

By joining the Museum of Discovery and Science’s legacy society, the Galileo’s Circle, you pay tribute to our modest beginnings and help sustain the Museum’s present and future vision, making it possible for us to offer innovative, immersive learning experiences for those of all ages for generations to come. The Museum’s Galileo’s Circle recognizes and honors individuals who have advised us of their plans to give a future gift to the Museum through a will, estate plan or endowed gift.

We encourage our supporters and friends to designate a gift in their estate plan and become a member of the Galileo’s Circle. In many cases, legacy gifts have significant tax and financial rewards for donors. These gifts provide essential financial support for all aspects of the Museum. Common types of gifts that qualify for membership include:

  • Bequests (gifts made through your will or living trust)
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Gifts of retirement plan assets after your lifetime
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Life insurance policies with the Museum as the beneficiary

Planned Giving is a process of charitable, legal, financial and tax planning that enhances your philanthropy and enables you to address other financial and estate planning issues while making a gift. Each gift option offers various benefits. Ask your financial advisor for more specific information.

If you would like more information about the Galileo’s Circle, please email the Development Department.