|Address:||2701 Prospect Park Drive, Suite 120 |
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
|Primary NTEE:||Arts,Culture & Humanities|
|Sub NTEE:||Children's Museums|
Sacramento Children's Museum was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 2005 and opened its doors on August 25, 2011. It began as the vision of a group of dedicated community volunteers who saw the need for inspiring learning through interactivity. SCM is located in Rancho Cordova, CA and serves the entire Sacramento region. Sacramento Children's Museum is the only children's museum is the area.
SCM's most important needs include program enrichment, exhibit design and development, a strong core of individual donors and support for ExplorAbility - a free program for children on the autism spectrum. In addition to permanent exhibits, SCM offers programming that aligns with the CA state curriculum standards. Funds for programming support give us the opportunity to update curriculum, purchase supplies, and continue to expand our offerings. An increased budget for exhibit design and development would allow us to updated existing and add new exhibits at a faster rate. ExplorAbility - a free program for children on the autism spectrum - needs support to be able to bring in more industry professionals and parent resources. Finally, SCM needs to increase the number of unrestricted donations from individual donors to support the day to day operations of the museum and our mission to spark a passion for life-long learning.
Our top needs:
Our top needs:
- Funding: Unrestricted - SCM needs unrestricted funding to support museum operations, exhibit development, and everything in between. Community support is key to our success!
- Funding: Program - Museum programming includes Story Time, Yoga Play, Cultural Connections, Music and Movement, Creative Art Class, and Science Sundays. Support for these programs allows us to expand our offerings, updated existing programs and purchase supplies.
- Funding: Program - SCM needs funding for ExplorAbility - a free program for children on the autism spectrum. This is the only program of its kind in the area.
- Volunteers - SCM is always looking for more volunteers! SCM volunteers assist on the museum floor and are especially integral during special events.
- Board Members -
Sacramento Children's Museum is a hands-on learning environment for children from birth to age 8. We promote social skills development and introduce the concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to our young visitors through play. Our exhibits and programming support our mission to spark a passion for life-long learning.