A reinvigorated museum serving all of Seattle’s children

Research shows that kids of all ages learn best through play. For over 40 years, the Seattle Children’s Museum has encouraged active, lifelong learning through its museum exhibits, events, and programs.  

Now, after a two-year COVID closure, we’re excited to be back and rebuilding the Museum, bringing playful, creative, hands-on exploration and discovery to you – Seattle’s children and the people who care for them.  

Your ongoing visits, memberships, and donations are critical to making our mission of fostering play-based learning a reality. Together, we can welcome our visitors, collaborate with our partners, engage our neighborhoods, and support our communities. 

Join us – we can’t do it without you. 

How you can help

Donate: Make a charitable contribution in any amount using one of the options below

  • Donate online
  • Mail or deliver a check to Seattle Children’s Museum at 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109
  • Add a donation when you purchase or renew your membership
  • Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA if you’re 70 1/2 or older
  • Recommend a grant through your Donor Advised Fund
  • Donate stock

Workplace giving and matching gifts: Simple and sustainable way to support the museum

  • Charitable payroll deductions, designate Seattle Children’s Museum
  • Employer donation matching: Many employers support employee giving by matching their employee’s charitable donations. Contact your employer’s HR office for more information. EMAIL us if you need support in requesting a match
  • King County & Washington State employees are able to support SCM via these programs
    • King County Employee Giving Program: 9978 
    • Washington State Combined Fund Drive: 1482501 

Membership: Enjoy the benefits yourself – or give them to someone else 

      • Purchase or renew a membership – and learn about their benefits – HERE