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Corporate Support

Corporate SupportBuilding a future workforce. Supporting the Science Museum of Minnesota helps ensure a quality science education for all students. Studies show most entry-level jobs in the next decade will require a basic level of science literacy. Careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields are growing faster than other fields, and even during the current recession those careers earned 26% higher salaries and experienced lower unemployment. And we're helping diversify the field, too. 65% of female and minority engineers and scientists report visits to science museums as an important influence in nurturing their interest in science. Our programs, from early childhood to young adult internships, contribute to an educated, curious, and equipped workforce for future generations.

Building your customer base. Corporate philanthropy builds the reputation of your business and invests in our community. Research shows that companies, large and small, that donate to causes are perceived better and have more social goodwill, both by employees and by customers. Strategically support your business objectives, increase your employee engagement and loyalty, and cultivate a socially responsible brand by partnering with the Science Museum.

Corporate SupportHave fun. In addition to the intangible advantages of supporting the Science Museum, corporate donors have the ability to receive museum benefits, such as admission passes, invitations to special events, corporate volunteer activities and other unique opportunities.

Corporate Partner Gift Levels and Benefits

Sponsorship

Sponsorship at the Science Museum of Minnesota is good business. By sponsoring a Science Museum event or program, you'll reach unique, specific populations and affiliate yourself with a 105-year-old institution that continually works to educate, strengthen and enrich the community. The Science Museum has the ability to serve multiple marketing purposes through flexibility of benefits—hospitality, employee appreciation, marketing reach, special promotions, and more. We have sponsorship opportunities of all sizes for businesses of all sizes. In addition, you'll be supporting the Science Museum's science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational programs. The Science Museum of Minnesota can craft flexible sponsorship opportunities with the ability to meet your marketing objects to ensure a strong return for your business.

CURRENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Ultimate Dinosaurs
February 27, 2014 - Opening Event
Open March 1 - September 1, 2014

The Science Museum will hold a family-focused opening celebration for this larger-than-life exhibit and the dinosaurs it features. Some of the world's most unusual dinosaurs evolved in the Southern Hemisphere. Ultimate Dinosaurs tells us why southern dinosaurs are so unique and so different from their better-known North American counterparts.

Opening event benefits include logo recognition on invitations, onsite signage and collateral, tickets to the event and other benefits. Exhibit sponsorship benefits include logo recognition on print, TV, radio and web marketing, partnership engagement opportunities and other custom benefits.

Opening event sponsorship levels: $2,500 to $100,000
Exhibit sponsorship levels:
$250,000 and up

Corporate SupportSocial Science
Social Science is our wildly popular adult night at the Science Museum of Minnesota, welcoming those 21 and over to enjoy the museum and experience innovative programming. These popular events draw over 1,200 visitors, create a social media buzz, and include food, drinks and entertainment.

Benefits for sponsoring one Social Science event include logo recognition on print marketing, onsite logo recognition on signage and collateral, social media engagement, corporate activity station, hospitality and event tickets, and other benefits that fit your marketing needs. Upcoming themes and dates: Murder at the Museum – October 2, Tinkerer's Ball – December 5

Preschool Playdates – Tuesday Morning
Preschool children and their families visit the Science Museum between 10 a.m. - noon on Tuesdays, and take part in a special promotion that keeps little hands busy and little minds buzzing! With activities and take-home projects planned for a preschool audience, Preschool Playdates attracts young families and encourages learning and experimentation at all stages of life. This program draws 1,300 visitors yearly.

Benefits include logo recognition on onsite signage and website, employee engagement opportunities, and other benefits.

Premier and Promotional Partners

Our Premier and Promotional Partners programs offer blue-chip, leading edge companies the opportunity to tap the sales and marketing power of the Science Museum of Minnesota. The museum's audience demographic is dynamic, well-educated and quick to embrace new technologies and opportunities. In conjunction with a complete benefits menu and dedicated staff support and service, Premier Partners have the tools to create powerful, mutually beneficial partnerships.

Learn more about our Premier and Promotional Partners

Corporate Partner Gift Levels and Benefits

 
Palladium
$100,000+
Platinum
$50,000-
$99,999
Gold
$20,000-
$49,999
Silver
$10,000-
$19,999
Copper
$5,000-
$9,999
Nickel
$2,500-
$4,999
Iron
$1,000-
$2,499
Recognition on Science Museum lobby donor wall and Annual Report
Coupons for discounted Museum admission
500
400
300
200
150
100
50
Admission passes to exhibits and Omnitheater
250
250
150
100
75
50
15
Invitations to special events
Employee discount on Science Museum memberships
Personalized behind-the-scenes curator-led tours
Additional customized benefits as appropriate

For more information, contact:

Lindsay Bacher, Corporate Relations Coordinator
(651) 265-9813, lbacher@smm.org

Bev Schilleman, Corporate Relations Associate
(651) 221-9408, bschilleman@smm.org