Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arkansas (AR)

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Mid-America Science Museum
Employer Identification Number (EIN)202129318
Name of OrganizationMid-America Science Museum
In Care of NameMid America Science Museum
Address500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date11/2005
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period04/2014
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$1,911,321
Amount of Income$2,004,885
Form 990 Revenue Amount$1,944,192
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities: Natural History, Natural Science Museums


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Amount of income in 2014: $2,004,885 (it was $1,219,031 in 2013)
This organization: 

 $2,004,885
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $87,971

Assets in 2014: $1,911,321 (it was $976,687 in 2013)
This organization: 

 $1,911,321
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $148,934

Expenses in 2013: $1,098,162
Mid-America Science Museum: 

 $1,098,162
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $54,645

Income to expenses ratio in 2013: 1.8
This organization: 

 1.8
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 1.4

Number of employees in 2013: 37
Mid-America Science Museum: 

 37
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 6

Grants share in income in 2013: 42.4%
This organization: 

 42.4%
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 96.0%

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2013

Assets at the end of 2013

Functional expenses for 2013

Support schedule

Checklist
20122013
Is the organization described in section 501(c)(3) or 4947(a)(1) (other than a private foundation)?Yes
Is the organization required to complete Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors?Yes
Did the organization engage in direct or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office?No
Did the organization engage in lobbying activities, or have a section 501(h) election in effect during the tax year?No
Is the organization a section 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), or 501(c)(6) organization that receives membership dues, assessments, or similar amounts as defined in Revenue Procedure 98-19?No
Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds or any similar funds or accounts for which donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts?No
Did the organization receive or hold a conservation easement, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas, or historic structures?No
Did the organization maintain collections of works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets?No
Did the organization report an amount for escrow or custodial account liability; serve as a custodian or provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services?No
Did the organization, directly or through a related organization, hold assets in temporarily restricted endowments, permanent endowments, or quasi-endowments?Yes
Did the organization report an amount for land, buildings, and equipment?Yes
Did the organization report an amount for investments-other securities that is 5% or more of its total assets?No
Did the organization report an amount for investments-program related that is 5% or more of its total assets?No
Did the organization report an amount for other assets that is 5% or more of its total assets?No
Did the organization report an amount for other liabilities?No
Did the organization's separate or consolidated financial statements for the tax year include a footnote that addresses the organization's liability for uncertain tax positions under FIN 48 (ASC 740)?No
Did the organization obtain separate, independent audited financial statements for the tax year?Yes
Was the organization included in consolidated, independent audited financial statements for the tax year?No
Is the organization a school described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)?No
Did the organization maintain an office, employees, or agents outside of the United States?No
Did the organization have aggregate revenues or expenses of more than $10,000 from grantmaking, fundraising, business, investment, and program service activities outside the United States, or aggregate foreign investments valued at $100,000 or more?No
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for any foreign organization?No
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of aggregate grants or other assistance to or for foreign individuals?No
Did the organization report a total of more than $15,000 of expenses for professional fundraising services?Yes
Did the organization report more than $15,000 total of fundraising event gross income and contributions?Yes
Did the organization report more than $15,000 of gross income from gaming activities?No
Did the organization operate one or more hospital facilities?No
Did the organization attach a copy of its audited financial statements?No
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to any domestic organization or domestic government?No
Did the organization report more than $5,000 of grants or other assistance to or for domestic individuals?No
Did the organization answer 'Yes' about compensation of the organization's current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees?No
Did the organization have a tax-exempt bond issue with an outstanding principal amount of more than $100,000 as of the last day of the year, that was issued after December 31, 2002?No
Did the organization invest any proceeds of tax-exempt bonds beyond a temporary period exception?No
Did the organization maintain an escrow account other than a refunding escrow at any time during the year to defease any tax-exempt bonds?No
Did the organization act as an 'on behalf of' issuer for bonds outstanding at any time during the year?No
Did the organization engage in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person during the year?No
Is the organization aware that it engaged in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person in a prior year, and that the transaction has not been reported on any of the organization's prior Forms 990 or 990-EZ?No
Did the organization report any amount for receivables from or payables to any current or former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, or disqualified persons?No
Did the organization provide a grant or other assistance to an officer, director, trustee, key employee, substantial contributor or employee thereof, a grant selection committee member, or to a 35% controlled entity or family member of any of these persons?No
Was the organization a party to a business transaction with one of the following parties
A current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee?No
A family member of a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee?No
An entity of which a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee (or a family member thereof) was an officer, director, trustee, or direct or indirect owner?No
Did the organization receive more than $25,000 in non-cash contributions?No
Did the organization receive contributions of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets, or qualified conservation contributions?No
Did the organization liquidate, terminate, or dissolve and cease operations?No
Did the organization sell, exchange, dispose of, or transfer more than 25% of its net assets?No
Did the organization own 100% of an entity disregarded as separate from the organization under Regulations sections 301.7701-2 and 301.7701-3?No
Was the organization related to any tax-exempt or taxable entity?No
Did the organization have a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)?No
Did the organization make any transfers to an exempt non-charitable related organization?No
Did the organization conduct more than 5% of its activities through an entity that is not a related organization and that is treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes?No
Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance
20122013
The number reported in Box 3 of Form 10961
The number of Forms W-2G0
Did the organization comply with backup withholding rules for reportable payments to vendors and reportable gaming (gambling) winnings to prize winners?No
The number of employees reported on Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, filed for the calendar year ending with or within the year covered by this return37
Did the organization file all required federal employment tax returns?Yes
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?YesYes
Has it filed a Form 990-T for this year?Yes
At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or other financial account)?No
Was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction at any time during the tax year?No
Did any taxable party notify the organization that it was or is a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction?No
Did the organization file Form 8886-T?No
Does the organization have annual gross receipts that are normally greater than $100,000, and did the organization solicit any contributions that were not tax deductible as charitable contributions?No
Did the organization include with every solicitation an express statement that such contributions or gifts were not tax deductible?No
Did the organization receive a payment in excess of $75 made partly as a contribution and partly for goods and services provided to the payor?No
Did the organization notify the donor of the value of the goods or services provided?No
Did the organization sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of tangible personal property for which it was required to file Form 8282?No
Did the organization receive any funds, directly or indirectly, to pay premiums on a personal benefit contract?No
Did the organization, during the year, pay premiums, directly or indirectly, on a personal benefit contract?No
If the organization received a contribution of qualified intellectual property, did the organization file Form 8899 as required?No
If the organization received a contribution of cars, boats, airplanes, or other vehicles, did the organization file a Form 1098-C?No
Did a donor advised fund maintained by the sponsoring organization have excess business holdings at any time during the year?No
Did the sponsoring organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966?No
Did the sponsoring organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0$0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0$0
Gross income from other sources$0$0
Is the organization filing Form 990 in lieu of Form 1041?No
The amount of tax-exempt interest received or accrued during the year$0
Is the organization licensed to issue qualified health plans in more than one state?No
The amount of reserves the organization is required to maintain by the states in which the organization is licensed to issue qualified health plans$0
The amount of reserves on hand$0
Did the organization receive any payments for indoor tanning services during the tax year?No
Has it filed a Form 720 to report these payments?No
Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees, and Independent Contractors
20122013
Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, and Highest Compensated Employees
Total reportable compensation from the organization$57,496
Total reportable compensation from related organizations$0
Total estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations$0
Total number of individuals who received more than $100,000 of reportable compensation from the organization0
Total number of independent contractors who received more than $100,000 of compensation from the organization0
Statement of Revenue
20122013
Total revenue$1,209,738$1,219,031
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$491,157$516,350
Program Service Revenue$618,682$602,908
0$602,908
All other program service revenue$0
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$2,800$1,671
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0$0
Royalties$0$0
Net rental income$0$0
Net gain/loss from sales of assets other than inventory$-7,006$-5,020
Gross amount from sales of assets other than inventory (Securities / Other)$0 / $1,119$0 / $0
Less: cost or other basis and sales expenses (Securities / Other)$0 / $8,125$0 / $5,020
Gain or (loss) (Securities / Other)$0 / $-7,006$0 / $-5,020
Net income/loss from fundraising events$18,553$18,694
Gross income from fundraising events$25,063$24,784
Less: direct expenses$6,510$6,090
Net income/loss from gaming activities$0$0
Net income/loss from sales of inventory$81,414$68,746
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$159,310$132,756
Less: cost of goods sold$77,896$64,010
Miscellaneous Revenue$4,138$15,682
0$15,682
All other revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses
20122013
Total functional expenses$1,144,636$1,098,162
Grants and other assistance to domestic organizations and domestic governments$0
Grants and other assistance to domestic individuals$0
Grants and other assistance to foreign organizations, foreign governments, and foreign individuals$0
Benefits paid to or for members$0
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$106,442$57,496
Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons$0
Other salaries and wages$408,027$439,270
Pension plan accruals and contributions$0
Other employee benefits$56,763
Payroll taxes$44,470$44,987
Fees for services (non-employees)
Management$19,474
Legal$0
Accounting$8,900
Lobbying$0
Professional fundraising services$0$36,162
Investment management fees$0
Other$0
Advertising and promotion$30,798
Office expenses$13,037
Information technology$2,422
Royalties$0
Occupancy$90,043
Travel$4,443
Payments of travel or entertainment expenses for any federal, state, or local public officials$0
Conferences, conventions, and meetings$0
Interest$0
Payments to affiliates$0
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization$22,526
Insurance$20,076
Other expenses$161,378
Other expenses$41,946
Other expenses$13,738
Other expenses$13,724
Other expenses$20,979
Balance Sheet
20122013
Total assets$848,340$976,687
Cash - non-interest-bearing$92,895
Savings and temporary cash investments$571,806
Pledges and grants receivable, net$187,582
Accounts receivable, net$2,791
Loans and other receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees$0
Loans and other receivables from other disqualified persons, persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B), and contributing employers and sponsoring organizations of section 501(c)(9) voluntary employees' beneficiary organizations$0
Notes and loans receivable, net$0
Inventories for sale or use$25,611
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$5,374
Land, buildings, and equipment: cost or other basis$65,837
Investments - publicly traded securities$24,791
Investments - other securities$0
Investments - program-related$0
Intangible assets$0
Other assets$0
Total liabilities$59,460$61,960
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$61,960
Grants payable$0
Deferred revenue$0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0$0
Escrow or custodial account liability$0
Loans and other payables to current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$0$0
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0$0
Other liabilities (including federal income tax, payables to related third parties, and other liabilities)$0
Total net assets or fund balances$788,880$914,727
Unrestricted net assets$376,649
Temporarily restricted net assets$530,078
Permanently restricted net assets$8,000
Capital stock or trust principal, or current funds$0
Paid-in or capital surplus, or land, building, or equipment fund$0
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2013)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Number of organizations supported0
Sum of amounts of support$0
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2009 - 2013)
2009 - 2013 Total
Public support$6,469,045
Subtotal$6,597,045
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$2,764,457
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$3,832,588
Gross receipts from activities that are not an unrelated trade or business under section 513$0
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Less$128,000
Amounts received from disqualified persons$128,000
Amounts received from other than disqualified persons that exceed the greater of $5,000 or 1% of the total support$0
Total support$6,761,943
Public support$6,597,045
Subtotal$18,609
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources$18,609
Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$0
Net income from unrelated business activities, whether or not the business is regularly carried on$30,534
Other income$115,755
Unrelated Trade or Business Income (for 2009)
IncomeExpensesNet
Total$6,372$0$6,372
Gross receipts or sales less returns and allowances$12,267$0$0
Cost of goods sold$5,895$0$0
Gross profit$6,372$0$0
Capital gain net income$0$0$0
Net gain$0$0$0
Capital loss deduction for trusts$0$0$0
Income (loss) from partnerships and S corporations$0$0$0
Rent income$0$0$0
Unrelated debt-financed income$0$0$0
Interest, annuities, royalties, and rents from controlled organizations$0$0$0
Investment income of a section 501(c)(7), (9), or (17) organization$0$0$0
Exploited exempt activity income$0$0$0
Advertising income$0$0$0
Other income$0$0$0
Deductions Not Taken Elsewhere (for 2009)
Total deductions$4,826
Compensation of officers, directors, and trustees$0
Salaries and wages$0
Repairs and maintenance$0
Bad debts$0
Interest$0
Taxes and licenses$0
Charitable contributions$0
Depreciation$0
Depletion$0
Contributions to deferred compensation plans$0
Employee benefit programs$0
Excess exempt expenses$0
Excess readership costs$0
Other deductions$0
Unrelated business taxable income$546
Unrelated business taxable income before net operating loss deduction$1,546
Net operating loss deduction$0
Unrelated business taxable income before specific deduction$1,546
Specific deduction$1,000
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Iowa4
Idaho2
Illinois5
Indiana4
Kansas6
Kentucky3
Louisiana2
Massachusetts6
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North Carolina6
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