Spark curiosity in young minds

Invest in the potential of East Texas

East Texas is growing

Tyler is a leader in medical sciences, higher education, the arts, and more. Like you, we long for our city to keep growing, continually becoming the best we can be.

However, we hold ourselves back when we aren’t cultivating spaces that reflect our high standards of progress, innovation, and creativity.

Success on display

Build a Tyler that reflects Who we are

A prepared generation

Show the next generation of families what’s possible in our city.

A collaborative community

Join like-minded experts, creatives, and innovators who want to contribute.

A place to visit

Be proud when friends and family come in from out of town and want an experience.

A place for you

Whether it’s resources, time, or energy, there’s a way for you to make a difference:

Make a one-time donation

Donate quickly and easily through a safe online portal.

Corporate Partnerships

Share your business’s influence with the next generation by sponsoring exhibits, events, and more. To learn more about becoming a corporate partner, call Development Director Tami Urias at 903-705-6813.


From camps to assisting guests, if you’re 16 or over and love interacting with science and people – see what’s available.

Join the Circle

Sign up here to join an elite circle of donors who give annually.

2023 Discovery Circle

Thank you to all of our amazing donors that believe in our mission of “Igniting curiosity in young minds through fun, hands-on exploration.”

We could not do this without you!


City of Tyler
Joyce Buford


Owen Family Foundation
Southside Bank


Junior League of Tyler
McMann Family Foundation
Watson W. Wise Foundation, Inc.


A.S. Genecov Foundation
Brookshire Grocery Company
Cavenders Boot City
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances
Innovative Completion Systems, Inc.
Jonathan & Diane Kavanaugh
Marvin Salcido
R.W. Fair Foundation


Altra Federal Credit Union
Austin Bank
Chris Buford
Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Georgia & Tony Harris
Gollob, Morgan, Peddy, P.C.
Justin Holt
Kay & Paul Latta
Lauren Buford
Malcolm Reed Ventures
Mary’s Alterations
Mewbourne Oil Company
Mike & Penny Patterson
Patricia & Joshua Glass
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
Ramsey Fritz Jewels
Rose City Pharmacy
Rub-A-Dub Plumbing
Sonny & Holly Krezdorn
T.B. Butler Foundation
Todd Threlkeld

Sponsor an Event

boos & Bourbon Event Sponsors


A.S. Genecov Foundation

VIP diamond level

Cavender’s Boot City



Altra Federal Credit Union


Raising Canes

Mewbourne Oil Company

gold level

Mary’s Alterations

Joshua Johnson

Jasper Ventures, Inc.

Austin Bank

Diane & Jonathan Kavanaugh

Southside Bank

Penny & Mike Patterson

silver level

Azalea Orthopedics

Henry & Peters

Joshua & Patricia Glass


Gollob Morgan Peddy

Pourly Educated

East Texas Brewing Company

flight sponsors

The Mortgage House


Rose City Pharmacy

East Texas Whiskey Club

Ironroot Republic Distilling

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