The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is closed until further notice to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Please consider helping us get through this challenging time with a gift today.
We are responding to COVID-19 in our community.
We Need Your Support
The COVID-19 crisis has put financial strain on the Children’s Museum. We are a nonprofit organization that relies on ticket sales, membership income, and other sources of funds to survive.
Because we have closed our doors temporarily for the safety of our guests, we must forgo much needed revenue. We take comfort in knowing that we have incredible supporters like you who are compassionate, and now we need you more than ever. With our museum closed, we urgently need financial support.
We have taken immediate steps to put the organization in the best position to be able to re-open when it’s safe to do so. These measures have been heartbreaking and there are no guarantees it will be enough without support from our community.
Thankfully, COVID-19 doesn’t appear to be a major concern for children’s health, but experts agree that children will bear the larger burdens of trauma and economic fallout; children experience the general atmosphere of anxiety and panic as acutely as adults do. When we reopen, we will be on the front lines of helping children and families cope with the trauma they have experienced by providing opportunities to play through their experiences.
When the time is right for you and your family, we would appreciate it if you would consider making a gift. Please help us preserve the museum by becoming a member, renewing your membership, or donating today. These donations will help ensure the museum has the necessary funds to continue to operate and maintain a world-class facility, as well as to create extraordinary exhibits and programs for the future, such as our upcoming “Space Odyssey” exhibit set to open later this year.
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Why Support Us?
We have been a vital resource in our community since we opened our doors in 2014, and with your help we will continue to fill a critical need for children.
We know many families are struggling financially during this crisis, but together we will continue to bring joy and playful learning to families and children in our community. If you able to support us, your contribution will help the Children’s Museum remain relevant.
Resources for Play at Home
The Children’s Museum has always been committed to the well-being of our community, and we will continue to be here for you. You and your family’s well-being is of the utmost importance, and we look forward to seeing you back at the Children’s Museum when we reopen.
While our physical doors are closed, our mission to inspire growth in all children by engaging families in learning through play remains steadfast. We have worked to find ways to play and learn together while everyone practices social distancing. We invite you to use the Children’s Museum’s family resource webpage; we will share information, safety practices, and fun suggestions for home play on the website. Please visit our blog and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
There will be a limited number of picnic tables available for families to use during their visit. Food and drinks will not be allowed in the exhibit areas.
The Children’s Museum is excited and hopeful for the future. Our plans for the expansion of the Children’s Museum are moving forward as scheduled, including the completion of the Space Odyssey for Galactic Explorers.
Your support is more vital now than ever. Please help us continue our mission to inspire curiosity and creativity through joyful, transformative experiences by donating today.
Yes, donations are tax-deductible in the United States. The Children’s Museum is a registered 501(c)(3), and our U.S. federal EIN is 20-3496878.
We are on the front lines of helping children and families cope with the trauma they have experienced by providing opportunities to play through their experiences. Resources and activities will be updated regularly.