If you’ve come to the Museum in the last two weeks, you have surely seen the double-decker bus placed at the front desk. The bus, filled with the smiling faces of drawn children, asks for donations of just $1 to fund a field trip for under-served students.
Some guests have asked how their $1 will fund a field trip. Well, each dollar donation is put into our Title 1 Scholarship Fund that will cover the admission cost of up to 35 students AND include a bus stipend–a major financial barrier for under-served schools.
A lot of guests donated but didn’t know that we do anything in the community besides tours! In addition to thanking those guests for their generous donations, we’d like to provide answers about what we do in our community. We are not just at 301 S. Euclid Street, we’re everywhere!
Our Museum is a public and private partnership between us and Friends of the Children’s Museum, a non-profit fundraising organization that supports our educational programming, exhibits, and special Museum projects! Our Museum also applies for grants, special funding money that we use to create programs like the following:
Science Meets Art Saturdays by SoCal Edison — Science Meets Art Saturdays is a day dedicated to families honing in their scientific inquiry skills with a guided, hands-on STEAM activity.
Cal Recycle by Cal Recycle — Museum Educators go into first grade classrooms in the La Habra City School District and teach students about the importance of recycling, it’s effect on our earth, and do a fun recycling planter activity.
Lil’ Innovators by Institute for Museum and Library Services — Lil’ Innovators seeks to increase preschoolers’ essential science, technology, engineering , and math ability while providing professional development for La Habra Early Childhood Development teachers and Museum Educators.
[Image description: Children painting with shaving cream in our Family Art Center; Person creating a Police Station for our Box City in our Family Art Center]
These are just some of our programs that have been generously funded by outside donors, just like yourself! If you donated even $1 to our Fund-a-Field-Trip Bus, you’ve made it possible for students from ALL OVER Orange County and Los Angeles to come to our Museum and learn through play! Even $1 can make a HUGE difference and open a world of possibilities for a child.
Interested in donating to the Children’s Museum at La Habra? Click here!