Where Imagination Comes Alive . . . One Donation at a Time!

As a non-profit organization, the Seattle Children's Museum depends on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to bring imagination alive for our visitors. We open our doors 357 days a year providing a place for families to play, learn and explore together. We moved to our current location at the heart of the Seattle Center in 1986, creating new exhibits along the way. In 1995, a capital campaign allowed us to expand to the 22,000 sq feet that we fill today.

Since those renovations were completed, over 3.2 million guests have played, pushed, opened and closed, dropped, rolled, picked up, put down, built, crawled into, peeked around, and simply loved the Museum. It is no surprise that it shows the signs of the wear and tear. Below is a list of immediate wishes for the Museum and the price tag. Big and small, every donation helps us continue to provide the joy of discovery to children and their families.

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We are wishing for:

$25 to buy:

  • Wooden cash register for educational programming.
  • Admission for a low-income family of four to visit the Museum.
  • Waterproof aprons for toddlers at the water wall in Discovery Bay.
  • New water toys for Discovery Bay water table.

$50 to buy:

  • Step stools for our littlest visitors.
  • New dress-up capes for our Theatre exhibit.
  • Hand puppets for educational programming and imaginative play.
  • Six gallons of paint for the Imagination Studio.

$100 to buy:

  • A new "dashboard" for our fire truck that looks realistic.
  • Clay for approximately one month in the Imagination Studio.
  • Dishware for an upcoming exhibit sponsored by MOHAI.
  • New pots and pans for the kitchens in Global Village.

$250 to buy:

  • Stage props for the Theatre exhibit.
  • LEGO(R) organization table for the Architect's Office.
  • New rice paper siding for the Kobe House.
  • Soft sculpture, safe-play area for our youngest guests.  
  • Rocking chair for a nursing station.
  • Admission for a full class of at-risk children to visit the Museum.

$500 to buy:

  • More soft play furniture for Discovery Bay.
  • Child-sized chairs for the birthday party rooms. 
  • Lights and sound system for the Program Center Stage performers.

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