PLAY it Forward campaign

Learn more about the value of children's museums in this article "Why We Need Children's Museums" by Richard Rende, PhD.

PLAY it forward is a special $2 million campaign to refurbish and re-imagine the museum from the inside out to prepare for the next million visitors. We are getting close to our goal, but additional gifts are needed.



Key features of the proposed improvements and expansion to be supported by the fundraising campaign include:

  • An exterior facelift                                        
  • A new, multi-level climbing structure and other new and refurbished exhibits
  • The addition of an outdoor play patio              
  • The creation of a traveling exhibit
  • Technological upgrades                                  
  • New programs, summer camp scholarships and subsidized field trips
  • Facility upgrades including new boiler, HVAC upgrades, energy-efficient lighting, paint and carpet.
  • Increasing the endowment, which largely supports access for economically disadvantaged families


Printable pledge form

Sponsorship Opportunities

Detailed Case Statement          

Summary Brochure


Tax Wise Giving flyer

Questions?  Contact Anne Snow at 608-784-2652 x223 or Anne@funmuseum.orgTHANK YOU!