Fra le ragioni della donazione c'è il riconoscimento del valore formatiivo e di orientamento culturale dei musei. Il comunicato di Google dice:
Museums do more than entertain and teach. I've spoken with many Googlers who cite their own experiences in science museums as a positive influence on their decision to become engineers. By transforming the curious learners of today into the innovators of tomorrow, museums perpetuate both creativity and accomplishment.