the Children's Museum was founded in 1963 by the Junior League, they probably
didn't envision the wonderful growth of the institution they began. When we
opened the doors at our current location in 1979, the generosity of 100's of
Mohawk Valley businesses, families and foundations helped make this a reality.
1,000's of children, families, schools responded enthusiastically, becoming
engaged in programs and activities.
... Now, the spotlight is on the entire Mohawk Valley community to recognize the Museum as the vital resource it is and be part of its future. We receive no funding for our operating costs from the city, county, state, or federal governments. Admissions, gift shop sales and other earned income cover only part of our budget. We rely on charitable gifts from supporters throughout the community to bridge the gap. Your tax-deductible contribution can support new Museum exhibits, allow us to develop new programs, as well as provide an educationally enjoyable environment for our community which enhances our quality of life and brings in tourists.
... For information on how to support our Fund the Vision Campaign, or Endowment Fund, either call the Executive Director at (315) 724-6129. The Children's Museum is deeply grateful to the following individuals, corporations, and foundations who have generously supported our capital campaign for growth.
Our Corporate Sponsors
Grant & Exhibit & Media Sponsors
our 10-year growth & see who helped make it possible
|Here's a way to donate to the Children's Museum and give yourself a break on taxes -- donate stock that has appreciated in value. If you were to sell your shares and donate the proceeds to the Museum, you would owe capital gains tax on any profit. But, if you donate those shares, IRS lets you take a charitable deduction for the full value on the date of transfer. It's simple and easy to do: Call Director Marlene Brown (315) 724-6129 or Email us to find out where our brokerage account is.|
Gifts at The Children’s Museum - Give the Gift of FUN!
Memberships make Great Gifts! You can give a family a gift they will enjoy throughout the whole year! All Children’s Museum Memberships include free admission to our Museum for 12 months! Check out our Membership page for options, then for one stop shopping, email us via our online form, or call us at (315) 724-6129.
Get Your Company Involved! The Museum offers several venues for Corporate Giving that provide benefits for your company and employees. These programs include corporate sponsorship, corporate membership and corporate in-kind gifts. Check out our Membership page
Year-End Tax Deductions The Children’s Museum
is a 501c3 nonprofit institution. Admissions fees cover only about 30%
of its annual expenses, so the Museum relies on the generosity of corporations,
foundations, and its patrons for most of its funding each year. A gift
of appreciated securities (owned for more than one year) to The Children's
Museum Foundation can greatly benefit a donor by providing tax benefits
through a charitable income tax deduction. On the gift date, the donor
Please help with a tax-deductible gift!
Seven Ways to Give
1.) A donation is a general contribution to CM to help us continue
our efforts to grow CNY's only children's museum.
Please send gifts to: