This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create something of real lasting value for the children you know and love – and the thousands of others in the greater Sacramento area who deserve the gift of a lifetime. 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!

Wish List

SCM continually relies on the generosity of our community to help enrich our programs and exhibits. There are certain items that the Museum can greatly benefit from and are listed here. For more information about our Wish List, contact

  • General art supplies
  • Recycled materials for various art projects
  • Child-size gardening tools
  • Seeds
  • Story time books
  • Copy paper (white or colored)

Donate Your Vehicle

SCM now accepts vehicle donations! Click HERE to fill out a Vehicle Donation Form. Once your form is processed, a towing service will call you within the next business day to schedule an appointment time to pick up your vehicle. If you have any questions or would like to submit a donation by phone, please call toll-free, seven days a week at 800-240-0160. Thank you for supporting 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) is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to extent the law allows.