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PARI is a public, not-for-profit organization supporting the education of space science since 1999.

PARI encourages a lifelong love of space and science for students, educators and guests. Our community has grown from visitors to volunteers, campers to counselors, staff to space scientists—all of whom play a role in inspiring the next generation of space explorers. We invite you to become a part of our space family and our culture of learning. Discover an appreciation for helping to build the future of space exploration.

PARI’s goal is to provide inspiration and make space sciences more accessible to the next generation

From one-time opportunities to ongoing partnerships, your involvement can help provide a path for future scientists to discover a love of space exploration. 100% of your investment in PARI supports the education of our future scientists.

There are a variety of ways to support PARI:


Over 25% of our camp attendees are supported by sponsors like you. These campers often do not have the financial means and depend on our community’s support in order to attend our STEM summer camps. We strive to bring children from varying backgrounds together in an equal opportunity learning environment. We often find our sponsored campers at the top of their class—leaving PARI with newfound confidence, inspiration and love of space science.

Only with your support do we have this opportunity to spark a deeper interest in space exploration and learning. When that spark ignites, there is no greater return on investment—the joy of knowing that it was your contribution that helped launch a child into the universe of space science and opportunity. At the completion of camp, you will receive a report of the progress the child, or children, you sponsored has achieved.

Child with dinosaur egg


One week camp $1,045
Two week camp $3,960
Three week camp $5,994


Your donation will provide training and resources for teachers to supplement their curriculum with experiences they wouldn’t otherwise be able to provide their classes.

$25 provides an hour of remote use of a radio telescope through our web-based tools for teachers or students.

$150 provides training for a teacher on how to use a radio telescope remotely in their classroom and offers their students hands-on use of complete labs that meet math and science curriculum standards and increase student engagement.

$350 provides a set of 3D printed tactile resources for a school or museum. Models allow students to hold a representation of another place in the universe in their hands. Models include craters, volcanoes and canyon systems on the Moon, Mars and other planets, as well as scale models of the solar system and exoplanetary systems.

$500 provides a PARI educator visit to a school in the region with our portable planetarium for a day of shows. Students will experience the night sky in their own school gymnasium with a focus on astronomy and space science concepts that match with their current studies.

staff and counselor pictures


Corporate partnerships are critical in supporting and attracting qualified graduates to STEM education. Space programs and their underlying scientific disciplines feed many advances on Earth – health, medicine, energy, environment, communications, transportation, IT, public safety. If we don’t arm our current and future explorers with what they need to reach the next frontier, we’ll be left behind.

  • Our STEM skill shortage is getting worse—the US is falling further behind the rest of the world. For every one STEM grad, China has 293 (World Economic Forum). STEM graduates are increasing, but 50-80% are foreign nationals.
  • Through corporate leadership, teaching participation and co-branding outreach, PARI can attract the best and the brightness to our programs. Together we can support talented scientists and stay competitive for the future.
conference meeting


Enrich a student’s education or research-based learning by developing a grant allowing the recipient to pursue her/his educational goals at PARI.


All revenue from our business services is reinvested into educational programming for our youngest scientists.


We are happy to welcome volunteers who would prefer to offer their time or lend a hand in keeping PARI a special place that our guests and campers love to visit.