Access for All Programs

We understand that not every family can afford admission to the Children’s Museum, which is why we have programs like Access for All. At the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, we are committed to ensuring that all families have the opportunity to experience, learn, and grow in the areas of science, art, and the natural world. We aim to inspire curiosity and creativity in all children through joyful, transformative experiences. This is critical for early childhood development and the personal health and well-being of each child. And it is our mission to provide this opportunity to every child in Sonoma County, regardless of their family’s ability to pay admission or membership.

Check out the many ways we are making the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County accessible for all.

Discounted Admission at the Children’s Museum

As part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for All initiative, the Children’s Museum provides discounted admission to 350+ visitors per month who are receiving CalFRESH/EBT assistance.

Access Memberships

The Access Membership program is designed to serve families receiving assistance, who are not able to afford the annual cost of membership. In 2019, the Museum distributed more than 300 reduced-cost memberships to qualifying families. With the generous support of Access sponsors, more children will discover, learn and explore together – building strong families and a stronger community.

Access for School Kids

The Access for School Kids (ASK) program makes it possible for students of all different socio-economic backgrounds from all over Sonoma County and as well as neighboring counties to take advantage of the Children’s Museum’s enriching, science-based learning opportunities.  Generous donations to ASK helped fund the costs for more than 2100 students to visit the Museum at a reduced rate in 2019.

Support Our Access for All Programs

Make a difference and donate towards our Access for All initiative to ensure all children have access to this important resource.

To support our Access for All Programs, contact our Advancement Department,

Our Current Access for All Program Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors:

  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Soroptimist International of Santa Rosa
  • Redwood Credit Union
  • Kiwanis Club of Petaluma
  • Global Sports Foundation


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