Your Donation Inspires Young Minds
Dear Friends of DISCOVERY:
At DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, we believe that a visit to the museum not only helps to inspire the inquisitive minds of today’s youth, but can change the trajectory of a child’s life by sparking an interest in science, technology, engineering, art or math (STEAM) and helping them to see the world in new ways. Over the past 28 years, DISCOVERY has welcomed over 1.2 million guests and offered a vibrant and welcoming experience for its members and visitors. It is a place where children can go at their own pace, explore their creativity, partake in hands on experiments, and build lasting memories for all.
In the few months that I have been in Las Vegas and at the helm of the museum as its new CEO, I’ve been impressed by the breadth of partnerships and unique collaborations that help DISCOVERY serve the diverse needs of the children in our community. In addition to the 28,000 schoolchildren that we reached through our partnership with the Clark County School District, our outreach team brought hands-on learning activities to festivals, community gatherings and school fairs, delivering experiences to hundreds of thousands of children and families throughout Southern Nevada. Inside the museum, we were thrilled to partner with The Raiders to create a new exhibit in the ECO City Gallery, “The Raiders Kids Construction Zone,” an interactive replica of the future Raiders Stadium which will be on view through the stadium’s completion in 2020.
Through a prestigious Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, our museum educators undertook a rigorous examination of our exhibit content and training practices to ensure that we are serving the developmental needs of all children and meeting STEAM education standards through our exhibits and informal learning experiences. Interactive videos and training documents for our exhibits can now be found under “resources” on our newly designed website. I am proud that what I hear most from our visitors is feedback regarding the quality of engagement that they have with our talented team who interact with our guests and contribute to a child’s learning experience.
Looking back at the successes of DISCOVERY this year, it’s indisputable that our organization has evolved into the community pillar that it is today because of the dedication of its founders, committed staff, and board of trustees. I am truly humbled to be part of such a driven and creative community, and grateful to all of our members and supporters who believe in our mission to ignite a lifelong love of learning and empower all children who visit the museum to become our future innovators and leaders.
Melissa D. Kaiser
Chief Executive Officer
As a non-profit organization, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum relies on contributions from donors like you to provide children and families of southern Nevada with innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity and ignite a love of life-long learning.
Admission and membership fees cover only a partial amount of the museum’s annual expenses. Your gift helps to cover essential operating expenses like art and technology supplies, exhibits and public programs, field trips for low-income students, outreach to schools, maintenance of our brand new facility and much more.
There are many ways to give – through gifts to our Annual Fund, Corporate Sponsorships, Matching Gifts or Planned Gifts. Also, you can make a donation in tribute to a friend or family member. We accept gifts of cash, stocks and securities. To make a gift online, please click HERE.
EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM:
Do you shop at Smith’s? Do you want to support DISCOVERY Children’s Museum? Do both at the same time!
Link your Smith’s rewards card to the museum and Smith’s will make a donation on your behalf. It’s quick and easy!
- Register your Smith’s rewards card at smithsfoodanddrug.com/account/create/
- Enter the museum’s NPO (Non-Profit Organization) number: 66194
- Select DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
- Click “Enroll”
Your support helps make more moments of DISCOVERY happen. Thank you!
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is registered with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office as a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Federal Tax ID: 94-2943891). Your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.