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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a children's museum based in Indianapolis, IN that was founded in 1925. As of 2019 they had $67 million in revenue and $405 million in assets.

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 120,000 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
2018-12Feb 10, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Dec 21, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Feb 23, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Feb 20, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,879,405
Program services$15,653,974
Investment income and dividends$4,400,536
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$459,286
Net rental income$46,676
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$29,129,869
Net income from fundraising events$147,051
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$967,970
Miscellaneous revenues$45,594
Total revenues$67,730,361

Vendors for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Crowe LLPTax accounting2020-02-10
██████ ███████ ████Insurance2019-12-31
████████ ██████ ████ █████████ ███████Insurance; Recordkeeping and information management (computing, tabulating, data processing, etc.), Participant loan processing; Investment management$2,7202019-12-31
█████ ██████ ██ ███████Insurance2019-12-31
███ ████ ██████ ████Insurance agent or broker$1,0932019-12-31
██████Content management system software2019-12-04
█████████ ██████████ ███Investment Advisor$690,9102018-12-01
████ █████ █████Media Placement$1,372,6172018-12-01
...and six more vendors

Personnel at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Edward A BawelChief Financial Officer$258,468Dec. 31, 2018
Brian StatzVice President of Operations and Legal Counsel$236,818Dec. 31, 2018
████ ████████Vice President Marketing$230,653Dec. 31, 2018
███ ████Vice President of Development$232,114Dec. 31, 2018
████ █████Vice President Human Resources and Organization Development$200,048Dec. 31, 2018
████████ ████ ████████Vice President Exhibit Development and Education$231,870Dec. 31, 2018
███████ █ ███████President$871,180Feb. 10, 2020
█████ █████Director of Museum Membership-April 25, 2018
████ ███████Director of Museum Store and Food Service-Dec. 29, 2017
███████ ████████Director of Donor Relations-March 13, 2018
...and 24 more key personnel

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