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Annual Report 2017

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Revenues and Other Support

Operating Revenue Pie Chart
Admissions $3,609,460
Concessions $445,310
Museum food services $268,421
Facilities rental $77,365
Membership $1,794,477
Contributions $1,419,550
Grant revenue $254,454
Special events, net $162,905
Education $487,894
Publications $20,684
Net investment gain (loss) ($8,847)
Other $393,033
Support provided from designated funds $209,000
Net assets released from donor restrictions $60,152
(Included in Contributions above)
Total Revenues and Other Support $9,193,858
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“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar