Individuals who value ASTC’s work and have benefited from it can help keep ASTC a “change agent” for the science center and museum field. By making a contribution to ASTC, your gift will support:

  • A strong professional development program, including an annual conference, webinars, communities of practice (member driven networks cultivating the collective wisdom and experience of our field and focused on developing valuable content on wide-ranging, relevant issues)
  • Updated online tools and resources and use of social media to promote best practices
  • Research to document and communicate impact of science centers and informal learning
  • Advocacy for the interests of science centers and the field before policy and funding agencies, local and global.

Make a gift in the way that works best for you to one of the areas listed below:

General Operating Support: A gift to General Operations will support the work of ASTC and will be used where it is needed the most.

ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows Program

The ASTC Diversity and Leadership Fellows Development Program is designed to support the professional growth and retention of individuals with disabilities and LGBT professionals, as well as racial and ethnic minorities currently working in the science center field. Every year since 2000, ASTC has awarded conference registration, plus up to $1,000 to Fellows to cover conference-related travel expenses.

Gifts may also be designated for the Roy L. Shafer Endowment Fund or the Lee Kimche McGrath Worldwide Endowment Fund, by checking the appropriate box on the Gift Form.

Your contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Payment can be made by mail, e-mail, fax, or electronic transfer, using the following form. Credit cards are welcome. The address of ASTC is as follows:

818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

For questions, please contact Chris Nelson, COO, at (202) 783-7200 x114 or

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