As a non-profit community organization, the Sacramento Children’s Museum relies on the donations of individuals, corporations and foundations to provide one-of-a-kind experiences and education for children. The gift you give today will positively impact a child for a lifetime. See below for all of the great ways you can contribute to Sacramento Children's Museum!


We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. We also welcome all gifts of stock, real estate, planned giving and in-kind donations. Payment can be made as a one-time gift, or in monthly/quarterly installments. Please click HERE to donate today!

SCM Big Day of Giving 2021


This year's Big Day of Giving is Thursday, May 6, 2021! Learn More

SCM Emergency Fund

These uncertain times demand flexibility - fortunately, our own Mr. Noodles knows a lot about being flexible. He's helping us support our visitors with new virtual programming, take-home museum kits, and play-based learning access for families in need. Sacramento Children’s Museum can continue to make an impact even while our museum floor is closed.

Imagine the impact we can have with your help. If your circumstances allow, your donation will bring a world of explorative play to children sheltering in place. It will also ensure that we can reopen our museum to nearly 100,000 annual visitors as soon as we safely can.

A lifelong love of learning is possible, but only with your support. Please click HERE to donate today!

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SCM continually relies on the generosity of our community to help enrich our programs and exhibits. With your help we can replace worn items and contuine our mission to spark a passion for life-long learning.


Volunteer at SCM

Being a volunteer at Sacramento Children’s Museum is a great opportunity to get involved with our growing Museum and all we have to offer. SCM welcomes volunteers who have the same vision for providing children with a place where they are inspired, challenged, and nurtured. Whether it is helping create exhibits and programs, organizing fundraising events, or being a docent, there are a variety of fulfilling ways get to get involved

Learn more about volunteering at SCM!

Museum Access Program (MAP)

Sponsorship of this program will ensure that the Museum’s exhibits and programs are accessible to low-income, at-risk, and special needs children and their families. Sponsorship opportunities range from subsidizing single-visit passes for low-income families, to underwriting a Free Admission Day, to sponsoring field trips for an entire school district in an under-served community. If you are interested in donating or receiving a SCM Membership through the Museum Access Program, please contact our Executive Director, Sharon Stone Smith. *Please note that Museum Access Program (MAP) Members do not receive the $50 discount on Birthday Parties.

Matching Gifts

Your employer may have a matching gift program. If so, you can make your gift go twice as far! Please inquire at your place of employment or contact us to assist you.

Submit Donations by mail:

2701 Prospect Park Dr. #120

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Other ways you can support the Museum:

  • Make a multi-year pledge: Help us secure the future of the Sacramento Children’s Museum! Make payments quarterly or annually.
  • Designate the museum for your company’s annual employee giving program.
  • Tribute gifts: Celebrate an anniversary, graduation, wedding, birthday, or any significant event with a gift to SCM. Remember a deceased loved one or friend as well. We will send a letter to the honoree to recognize your gift.
  • Name SCM as a beneficiary of your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy.

Sacramento Children’s Museum (SCM 20-2673935) is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to extent the law allows.