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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis' mission is to create extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.
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Program areas at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Educational activities, programs and school tours: The Children's Museum inspires teachers and students of all ages through its numerous educational programs and school tours. Our school programs cover The arts, sciences, and humanities and provide immersive curricular experiences that cannot be replicated in The classroom. The Museum also supports teachers by providing an ever-expanding library of units of study that meet both The Indiana and The national academic standards for grades k through 12.
Collections - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis boasts a collection of more than 130,000 artifacts and specimens. The collection is a storehouse of ideas and concepts; not only are these objects pathways to The thinking that have shaped our collective past, but also to The new connections and discoveries yet unborn in The minds of young visitors. Since its founding in 1925, The Museum has nurtured The growth of its collection which is divided into three domains: natural world domain: collections contain many real specimens, from dinosaur eggs and precious gems to sausage tree pods. Many interesting objects from around The world illustrate natural and physical science concepts. (continued in schedule o)
Exhibit design: The Children's Museum conceives, develops, implements, and maintains exhibits that focus on history, art, and science for its 13 galleries. Each exhibit is designed to foster family learning through hands-on experiences, interpretive programming, and The use of authentic objects. Many of The Museum's exhibits are based upon strong relationships with historians and experts who help us in sharing powerful stories such as ruby bridges, astronaut dr. david wolf, and underwater archaeologist charlie beeker.

Who funds The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Children's Museum GuildAnnual Program Support$710,007
American Endowment FoundationArts, Culture$415,000
National Collegiate Athletic AssociationSponsorship$200,000
...and 41 more grants received totalling $2,362,123

Personnel at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Jennifer Pace RobinsonPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Vice President Exhibit Development and Education$543,526
Ella FrankChief Financial Officer
Audra BlasdelVice President of Operations$225,909
Lisa TownsendVice President Marketing$267,273
Katherine A MathenaVice President Information Technology$270,023
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$7,404,030
Program services$16,371,152
Investment income and dividends$4,801,650
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$452,040
Net rental income$96,712
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$19,073,478
Net income from fundraising events$195,505
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,472,472
Miscellaneous revenues$165,715
Total revenues$50,032,754

Form 990s for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-11990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-15990View PDF
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-02-10990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 3, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 2, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $415,000 from American Endowment Foundation
August 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 42 new grant, including a grant for $638,582 from The Children's Museum Guild
July 18, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesChildren
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General information
3000 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Metro area
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
Website URL
(317) 334-4000
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Form 990
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NTEE code, primary
A52: Childrens Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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