Individuals

mom and babyEvery day at Chicago Children's Museum, children create their own masterpieces, discover their inner scientist, explore a new culture, and for many, experience a museum for the first time. These are the types of meaningful moments that help children succeed and grow up to be compassionate citizens – and they are made possible by individuals like YOU!

Did you know that admissions, memberships, and other sources of earned revenue contribute to less than half of the museum's operating needs? Your support is vital to ensuring that the museum can enhance its ever-changing exhibits, inspire students and educators with hands-on workshops, and provide access and resources for families in low-income and isolated communities.

For more information about contributing to Chicago Children's Museum, please call the Development Department at (312) 464-7718 or email us.

Annual Giving Opportunities and Benefits Contributor
$100 - $249
Builder
$250 - $499
Inventor
$500 - $999
Discoverer
$1,000 - $2,499
Adventurer
$2,500 - $4,999
Sustainer
$5,000 - $9,999
Benefactor
$10,000 and above
Family guest passes 2 2 4 6 6 6 6
One-year Explorers Membership* Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker
Priority invitations to exhibit previews and other special events Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker
Listing in the museum's Annual Report Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker
Priority invitation to the museum's annual Be a Kid Again gala Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker
Recognition on the museum's donor wall Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker
Private time in the museum Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker
One complimentary 12-month family membership in the name of your choice, or donation of five (5) family passes to a non-profit of your choice that serves low-income families Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker Table Marker
 

* One-Year Explorers Membership includes:

  • Unlimited admission for up to 6 family members
  • Priority registration and discounts on Chicago Children's Museum programs
  • Priority invitations to members-only events, exhibit openings and other special events
  • 10% discount at the CCM Gift Shop
  • Discount on Navy Pier parking
  • 50% off general admission for 6 people at almost 200 participating children’s museums nationwide
  • Special Members-only hours

Tribute Gifts

Honor someone you care about and celebrate a birth, birthday, anniversary, or other important occasion by making a gift to Chicago Children's Museum. Express your sympathy or honor the memory of a loved one. When you make a Tribute Gift, a personalized letter is sent to the honoree recognizing your gift and your gift will be listed in the museum's Annual Report.

For more information about making a Tribute Gift, please call the Development Department at (312) 464-7718 or email us.

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