At the Children’s Creativity Museum, we believe that ALL youth and families deserve access to innovative, affordable programs that are both entertaining and educational.

As a non-profit children’s museum, we rely on the support of individuals like you who believe in our mission to nurture the creativity, collaboration, and communication of all youth and families.  As a donor to Children’s Creativity Museum, you help children realize their full potential in an environment that encourages creativity and innovation.

We invite you to invest in our kids’ future by making your tax-deductible donation to our Play it Forward Fund today! By playing it forward, you will help us to lead the way in teaching kids creativity in the following ways:

  • Developing new programs that train our kids to be creative thinkers and problem-solvers.
  • Designing and building new exhibits in which kids will be able to imagine, create, and share.
  • Fostering new collaboration with community partners and research institutions to explore new ways we can provide engaging, creative education kids are not receiving in their classrooms.

Please help to maintain the Children’s Creativity Museum as an inclusive community space that reflects the City’s rich cultural diversity and technological innovation, and a leader in teaching youth creativity and innovation!

We are proud to let you know that 100% of your donation will go directly to the museum’s public and educational offerings for kids and families because our budget consists of a healthy mix of revenue from our ticket sales, store sales, memberships, and carousel tickets, as well as our contract with the San Francisco Office of Civic Investment and Infrastructure.



Provides 750 K-12 students with workshop-based training in stop-motion clay animation, music video production, or digital magazine design.

Allows us to buy a complete multimedia computer lab station for our Design Studio where visitors use Adobe Photoshop to create custom effects on their family’s digital portrait

Sponsors a community youth art exhibit in our Spiral Gallery, where we showcase artwork created by youth artists from organizations such as World Savvy and BAYCAT.

Provides 60 preschoolers with interactive storytelling and art-making activities that are critical to their healthy development as lifelong learners.

Covers the cost of materials and staffing for our DIY Studio where youth work with a community artist to create their own project exploring light, movement, and other fun themes for kids.

Allows us to purchase 100 new songs for our Music Studio where children and families can create their own music videos to take home.

Purchases one new costume for visitors to wear in our Act It! green-screen live performance area.

$40 – ARTIST
Covers arts and crafts material costs in our Imagination Lab on an average weekend.  Our Imagination Lab is an immersive experience where visiting kids and families can imagine, create, and share their own art projects.

Monthly Donor Program

Want to support us but can’t make a one-time gift? Consider making an automatic monthly donation. $10 each month for 1 year makes you an Animator-level donor and earns you recognition in our annual report and in our list of Contributors on this website!

Join Our Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle acknowledges individual supporters who contributed a total of $500 or more to the Children’s Creativity Museum’s general operating fund and/or Sparking Creativity campaign within the past two fiscal years. As a member of this special group, donors receive personal correspondences from the Executive Director, priority seating at events, recognition on our website, newsletter and other marketing materials and are invited to an exclusive annual breakfast with a keynote speaker discussing a topic relevant to the Children’s Creativity Museum’s mission.

Celebrate History and Support our Future!
The Children’s Creativity Museum is offering a unique opportunity for San Francisco families. Imagine gifting your child or loved one with the opportunity to name his or her own Children’s Creativity Carousel animal, while also supporting creativity and innovation.

The Carousel Campaign allows individuals and businesses the opportunity to sponsor or adopt an animal on the historic 107-year-old Children’s Creativity Carousel. You may select any name for your animal and a nameplate will adorn the animal’s pedestal for an entire year! This is a wonderful opportunity to honor your family or a specific family member while also unleashing the creativity of your children by allowing them to choose the name!


  • Hours

    WED. - SUN., 10AM to 4PM