Annual Fund: Impact of COVID-19


Impression 5 Science Center is committed to giving children opportunities to make meaningful connections to science through hands-on exploration. We want to provide children and families with experiences that allow them to play with the concepts in science, to create, and to challenge their understanding of the world around them.


The pandemic has inspired us to reimagine the way we serve our community and to innovate new programs. The doors to Impression 5 have reopened for families to safely explore STEM together and we are building on the success of the in-person programs we offered throughout the pandemic with another robust calendar year of programming, field trips, and traveling exhibits. This past year, we sparked students’ curiosity through our live virtual classroom workshops, and we were thrilled to deliver thousands of preschool STEM kits for our friends at Head Start to use in their classrooms and homes.


Impression 5 Science Center is a federally recognized, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We do not receive support through a tax millage, and we have no guaranteed government funding. It is the support of our community that funds the work of our mission. When you donate to our annual fund your gift supports the operations, programs, exhibits, and scholarships that have made Impression 5 Science Center a resource in STEM education for the children, families, and schools of Michigan.


As we approach Impression 5’s 50th birthday, we are celebrating that we can continue to serve our community with dynamic programming, but the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is still severely affecting our ability to generate funds. As one of the first science centers in the nation, our focus, values, and intentions are clear and unwavering. We exist to serve—now, and for years to come—to inspire and empower the next generation of engineers, medical professionals, researchers, programmers, and scientists.


Thank you for helping us continue to move our mission forward. Your support means so much, and we are so grateful to you.

Be safe and be well. 



Your gift is tax deductible; Impression 5 Science Center is a federally recognized, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization