EIN 35-0867985

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.

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.

Form 990s for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-02-24990View PDF
2018-122020-02-10990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122017-12-21990View PDF
2015-122017-02-23990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Lilly EndowmentJurassic Experience Project$9,000,000
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...and 33 more grants received

Financials for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,220,716
Program services$18,483,548
Investment income and dividends$4,216,423
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$527,171
Net rental income$41,885
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,393,071
Net income from fundraising events$143,976
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,160,382
Miscellaneous revenues$101,505
Total revenues$37,288,677

Personnel at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Edward A BawelChief Financial Officer$282,418
Brian StatzVice President of Operations and Legal Counsel$253,087
Lisa TownsendVice President Marketing$253,581
 Subscribe to viewVice President of Development$271,836
 Subscribe to viewVice President Human Resources and Organization Development$220,024
...and 14 more key personnel

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3000 North Meridian Street
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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