Children outdoors building with Imagination Playground

How often does your business have the opportunity to help today’s youth develop STEAM skills while building tomorrow’s workforce?

How often does your business have the opportunity to help make our region a more desirable place to work, live and play, now… and for future generations?

The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum plays a critical role in introducing tomorrow’s innovators to STEAM career pathways and advancing science literacy to the public.

Your partnership with the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum through corporate sponsorship will help to advance regional STEAM education; inspire the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators; and create excitement among local youth for pursuing STEAM careers.

Your business can sponsor programs, events and special projects at the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum and receive special public recognition for your partnership and support. Sponsorship Opportunities are available for events, educational programs, exhibits and special initiatives.



The museum offers a variety of programs to provide museum access to families with limited resources or who have special circumstances. From Museums for All to Family Free Nights, and the Blue Star Museums Program which supports active-duty military personnel and their families, you can join us in ensuring quality STEM programs that serve the entire community.


Your business can sponsor daily in-house lab demonstrations with our Science Cart or help to bring science into the schools and to afternoon clubs with our Traveling Science van. You can underwrite curriculum development for the new exhibits in Science Revealed! And the sky is the limit if you want recognition for our StarLab, the Portable Planetarium. 


Join us in meeting the needs of our local community with our Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market, education programs in the Waterfront Pavilion, and our Children’s Garden and Fertile Minds Gardening. These programs connect families and City of Poughkeepsie residents with locally-sourced, farm-fresh food and help kids understand food and nutrition and introduce them to agricultural cycles, weather, environment, and the web of life.


We also have sponsorship opportunities for annual events like our Discover the Summer, Independence Day Celebration, Spooktacular and New Year’s @ Noon.

To inquire about sponsorship, please contact Shane Stuart, Director of Development by email or by phone at (845) 471-0589, ext. 922. 

BENEFITS could include:

*Recognition in Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum promotional materials such as:

MHDM eNews (distributed monthly to 2,500 local subscribers)
MHDM website (26,000+ visits each month)
MHDM Facebook page (11,000+ followers)
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Facebook Page (5,000+ followers)
Instagram, LinkedIn (3,000+ followers)

*Acknowledgement in signage and activities

*The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum name and logo will be made available to all sponsors for use on their website and/or in printed material

Additional Benefits may include:
  • Corporate Membership
  • Customer/Employee appreciation events at the Museum
  • Logo placement on promotional materials
  • Complimentary tickets to events
  • VIP parking at events
  • Discount on MHDM membership for Company Employees
  • Museum Admission Passes for Company Employees/Clients
  • Access to Pavilion for Company function

Recognition is customized to fit your corporate needs and can include programmatic elements to align with your business. Significant naming opportunities are available. 

For additional sponsorship information, please contact Shane Stuart, Director of Development by email or by phone at (845) 471-0589, ext. 922.