USA Museums Database

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US Museums

The Museum Universe Data File is a list of known museums in the United States that is maintained by Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Included in this data are the basic institutional identifying information of over 35,000 museums including aquariums, arboretums, botanical gardens, art museums, children's museums, general museums, historic houses and sites, history museums, nature centers, natural history and anthropology museums, planetariums, science and technology centers, specialized museums, and zoological parks.

Data for this listing is collected and aggregated from a variety of sources including IMLS administrative data and records, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) nonprofit data (e.g., 990, 990-EZ, 990-N), grantee lists from private foundations and data obtained from third party commercial vendors.

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