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Every child deserves the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow through play.

By making a donation, you can help us provide high-quality exhibits and educational programs that inspire creativity, curiosity, and moments of discovery in children of all ages.

Ways to give

There are many ways to support The Iowa Children's Museum:

One-time Donation: Make a one-time donation and invest in childrens’ futures

Monthly Giving: Join our monthly giving program to provide ongoing support for our mission

Tribute Gifts: Make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one

Workplace Giving: Many employers offer workplace giving programs, allowing you to donate to The Iowa Children’s Museum through payroll deduction or matching programs

Planned Giving: Include The Iowa Children’s Museum in your estate planning to leave a lasting impact on the lives of children

Memberships: A membership is an excellent way to invest in our mission while enjoying a year of unlimited play

In-Kind Needs: In addition to monetary donations, we welcome donations of items that support our programs and exhibits (see below for our most-needed items)

Your donation supports:

  • Accessibility programs that bring hands-on learning to all children
  • Updates and maintenance on the exhibits that 150,000+ individuals enjoy each year
  • Outreach events in parks, schools, and other organizations in our community
  • Engaging educational programs that spark a lifelong love of learning
  • Resources for families and educators

Most-Needed Items

By making an in-kind donation, you are helping support our programs and exhibits!

Art Supplies: Construction paper, markers, glue sticks, and other art supplies are always appreciated.

Technology: Tablets, laptops, and other technology can be used to enhance our educational programs and exhibits.

Thank you for considering a donation to The Iowa Children’s Museum. With your support, we can continue to inspire and educate children for years to come!