What does it mean to be a maker?

Makers are creative problem-solvers, doers, innovators. Makers don’t just make things. Makers make change. They look at the world through the lens of possibility and apply their creativity to tackle challenges big and small.

When you invest in KID Museum, you are helping us provide STEM programs, such as coding, robotics, and engineering design, that cultivate the skills and mindset for the next generation of makers.

Your donation will allow us to grow and expand our reach exponentially — serving children and youth from across our region, and in particular those too often overlooked or left behind.

Because today’s young makers are tomorrow’s changemakers.

Thank you.

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Anything is possible when you are a maker.

- AJ, 5th Grade

Production credit: Lucky Tiger Productions

Watch the power of our signature programming in action through the eyes of four middle schools inventors. With your ongoing support, we can reach thousands more young people just like them.

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% of students served through school group visits from high-needs schools

10,168

total # of students served

55,000

# of people served annually through all programming and events

Impact Model

Here’s a look at KID Museum’s ABCs of Impact—our targeted approach to making a difference at the individual, school, and systems level for kids, families, and educators.

Activating interest

We put young people (ages 4-14) in the driver’s seat of their own educational experiences, and help them become more curious, creative, collaborative, and compassionate problem-solvers. Our live and virtual hands-on programs foster the “Mind of a Maker,” engaging kids and families in maker, invention, and STEM learning.

Building skills

We leverage partnerships with independent and public schools across our region to reach as many kids, youth, and educators as possible. Our embedded school programs grow teachers’ capacity to confidently use maker-based instructional approaches. In addition, they empower the next generation with the skills to succeed now and in the future, preparing them to navigate their educational and employment journey.

Catalyzing change

We put young people (ages 4-14) in the driver’s seat of their own educational experiences, and help them become more curious, creative, collaborative, and compassionate problem-solvers. Our live and virtual hands-on programs foster the “Mind of a Maker,” engaging kids and families in maker, invention, and STEM learning.

KID Museum is proud to be recognized by the Catalogue for Philanthropy.