DaVinci Science Center

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports the Da Vinci Science Center’s efforts toward bringing science to life and lives to science. Students and guests of all ages benefit from Annual Fund gifts through experiencing unforgettable exhibits and academic programs. 

With the passage of the CARES Act, individuals are permitted to deduct up to $300 of cash contributions (couples up to $600) to the Da Vinci Science Center, regardless of whether they are eligible to take itemized deductions.

Your Donation Makes a Difference

Jane and her family have been Da Vinci Science Center members and supporters since 2005. “We enjoy the fun and excitement of being around science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) programs and exhibits all the time.”

Support from members like Jane and her family are vital to the experiences at the Da Vinci Science Center. “I give beyond the annual membership fee because technology always changes and the Center must keep up with new inventions and ideas. Giving allows the Center to upgrade the experiences kids have when they visit.”

Jane’s grandkids, Alex, Nick, Lexi, and Jack, visit the Center numerous times each year. “I love the Da Vinci Science Center because it shows different ways science is used in your everyday life,” says 12-year-old Alex.

Jane is glad the Da Vinci Science Center exists for her grandkids every day. “If the Center didn’t exist, the kids wouldn’t have these opportunities to gain greater knowledge of science. Every parent wants to give their children the opportunity to achieve at their highest levels. By experiencing science at this level, kids are more encouraged, excited, and interested in STEAM fields.”

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Mahx is an 8th grade student who has lived in Allentown his whole life. Thanks to donors like you, he had the opportunity to visit the Da Vinci Science Center for the first time this year.

He attended the Healthcare Career Connection Days with the Raub Middle School advanced science classes.

"At this workshop, we extracted DNA from strawberries, we examined the brain of a sheep, and we practiced injecting medicine into an IV. I learned a lot more than just hearing about science from a presenter.”

Mahx uses his passion for science to participate in state-level competitions. This year, he won first prize for his project on the physics of parachutes at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition. He hopes to become a video game programmer after graduation.                        Help Students Like Mahx

"Da Vinci was really fun and interesting and I’d like to go back again with my family."

Shaiyan is a 15-year-old Girl Scout of Eastern Pa. She saved three years of Girl Scout cookie money to bring 15 underserved children to the Da Vinci Science Center.

It was the children's first visit to the Science Center, and they had a great time exploring the exhibits and having fun with science.

"It was amazing to see their reactions while learning something new,” said Shaiyan.

Shaiyan embodies the Science Center's mission of bringing science to life and lives to science. You too can support hands-on science experiences for the underserved.

Support STEAM Exhibits & Programs

Now is your opportunity to join Jane and her family to secure the future of tomorrow’s Lehigh Valley scientists, inventors, and engineers.

Last year, contributions like yours helped us:

  • Provide new STEAM exhibits and programs for over 118,000 visitors.
  • Spark interest and develop skills in STEAM for more than 36,000 participants in our STEAM Team Outreach Programs.
  • Educate 29,000 field trip students in STEAM concepts relevant to their everyday lives.

This year, with your help, we can secure an even greater future. Please join our supporters in helping students gain hands-on experience in STEAM fields, especially the underserved where the need is the greatest.


Thank you for your consideration; we are truly grateful for your support.

Annual Fund gifts can be made at any time online or by mailing a check to:
Da Vinci Science Center
Advancement Office
3145 Hamilton Boulevard Bypass
Allentown, PA 18103

By Giving Today, You Inspire the Scientists of Tomorrow!

Your generous contribution will provide hands-on STEAM learning opportunities for students and families who would not be able to experience them without
your support.



  • 4 after school outreach programs for 20 students
  • A field trip for 100 students


  • A science outreach show for up to 150 students
  • A field trip for 50 students


  • One after school outreach program for 20 students
  • A field trip for 25 students


  • One Summer Camp session for one student
  • A one-year Inventor’s Lab program for one student
  • One family membership
  • One field trip for 10 students


  • One field trip for 5 students
  • One Individual Membership for a single parent


  • One field trip with a hands-on workshop for 2 students


  • One field trip for one student

Surprise Us!

  • The possibilities are limitless

Contact: Judy Belaires, CFRE, 484-664-1002, Ext. 102


P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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