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About the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County


The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County inspires curiosity and creativity through joyful, transformative experiences.

About Us

The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County (CMOSC) was founded in 2005. Rooted in current early childhood research, CMOSC engages children in joyful discovery experiences that develop foundational skills, create lasting memories, and spark a lifelong love of learning.

Designed for children and their caregivers, the Children’s Museum’s experiential exhibits emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through play with a focus on art, nature, and science.

The Children’s Museum proudly supports the work of parents, caregivers, and educators in raising happy, healthy, and strong children. Since opening its doors in 2014, it has become a valuable cultural resource and destination for Sonoma County.

Equity Statement

As an institution primarily serving children and caregivers, the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County fosters participation, invites ownership, instills pride, and promotes transparency. We strive to understand our visitors by expanding access to the Museum for learners of all abilities, children from every background, and families from across the region.

We believe in operating equitably and using our platforms to promote understanding, peace, and compassion.

The Children's Museum of Sonoma County - Engaging, Family Friendly Activities for Kids

Founding Families

Trailblazer $10,000+

Carrie & Nate Bisbee
Mark & Thea Dolan
Joanne & Gordon Dow
Sarah & Mathew Keegan
Leslie & Tom Jordan
Frank Lewis
Collette Michaud & Steve Purcell
Gary Rasche
Ninotchka & David Vicini  

Inventor $5,000+

Nazem & Michaela Ahmadi
Andrew & Jenny Christensen
Overstreet Family Foundation
Deana & Jim Ratto
Susan Rogers
Nicole & Ted Simpkins
Mike & Katie Wright

Adventurer $2,500+

The Aja Family
Susan & Lawrence Amaturo
Kristyn & Matt Byrne
Tony Chu, Karen Leung & Family
Merlin Michaud
Tammara Norman & Edwin Hamilton
Harry & Dee Richardson
Mike & Jessica Sutton
Rich & Diane Zimmerman

Explorer $1,000+

Lindsay & Kirsten Austin
Bert and Vera Bangsberg
Dr. George & Sue Bisbee
Julio and Alex Caceres
Dennis & Bernice Callahan
Mike & Stacey Carlo
Efren Carrillo
Ron Casentini
Dr. Ray Conway & Dr. Emily ConwayGavin & Cecilia Cook
Cheri & Christopher Costello
The Crocker Family
The DeMarinis Family
Reinhard & Marilee Denke
Don & Jeannette Dow
Richard & Diane Dow
Elena Elliott
Susan & Ron Evans
Elizabeth & Brian Fee
Don & Darcy Fluitt
The Barry and Heidi Friedman Family
William & Susan Friedman
Barbara & Arthur Fritz, Jr.
KC & Tom Garrett
Mitch Conner & Michelle Gervais
Richard Ghilotti & Brian Ongaro
Gigi & Jason Glazier
The Gorin Family
Christopher & Julia Grimsrud

Joe & Leslie Horak
Marilee “Baba” Jensen & Family
Josh, Donna, Jack & Jordyn Johnsen
David & Karen Johnson
John & Debra Johnson
Tom & Debbie Kosta
Victor Lacombe & Alice Chiang
Les & Jo Lesniak
The Lohrer Family
Nancy Luchetti
Amy Malaise & Gary Fusco
Melanie Mark & Paul Godowski
David & Susan Mark-Raymond
Joanne McKay
George Miers & Jennifer Kuenster
Joanne Murray & James Stephenson
Robert J. Murray, III
Sally & Robert Nicholson
Jayk Magri Oberkirch
The Offenbacher Family
Brian and Judy Pasdach
Barbara Prassas
Matthew Philpott & Lindsay Monser
Lou & Julie Ratto
Redwood Empire Foster Parent Association

David Reed and Ondine Chattan, on behalf of Rhett, Harlan, and Hero Reed
Peter & Rachelle Robertson
Joshua & Dawn Ross
Olive & Edward Rubek
Santa Rosa Mothers’ Club
The Schmidt Family
Ylisa Seymour
Emil & Victoria Shieh
Bill & Tonya Singer
Jay & Swati Singh-Bansal
Dr. Brandy Solomon, Nathan Solomon & Ben Solomon
Sonoma County Indian Health Project, in memory of Vera Guillory
Kimbel & Debra Stuart
Jeffery & Lisa Sugarman
Jan Turrini
Darlene Walley
Sandra Ward
Greer Upton & John Watrous
The Weathers Family
Brad and Jeanne Weaver
Xin Weng & Yao Guo
Herb Williams, in memory of Jesse Williams
Martin Won & Liana Crabtree


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