If you are in a place to give to others, then we proudly offer our Giving Circles options with preset amounts or a custom amount that you choose. Thank you ahead of time for your generosity.
Gift of $1,000
Supports 10 families for the next year.
Gift of $500
Supports 5 families for the next year.
Gift of $250
Supports 3 families for the next year.
Gift of $100
Supports 1 family for the next year.
At CMEC, we believe one person can make all the difference in the world. Alijah is that difference for our staff and we'd love for you to see his story.
With your contribution we promise to inspire learning through play, provide enhanced educational opportunities, and find ways to connect more children and families to cultural experiences.
Every dollar donated to the Museum goes directly towards building exhibits, delivering educational programs in local classrooms, and providing low-cost admissions to children in need.
CMEC plays a unique role in the lives of children and families in our community. We spark imaginations on our rocket ship where children can navigate the great beyond, and we inspire creativity by offering a dedicated art space where one-of-a-kind masterpieces are created.
We foster learning through play, by presenting hands-on exhibits and programs for children to learn to explore the world, practice cooperation, and gain confidence as learners.
As a 501(c)(3) community supported non-profit organization, CMEC relies on the support of individuals, corporations, foundations, volunteers, and community members. And with only 70% of Museum expenses covered by admission fees, we rely on generous support from the community to fulfill our mission of helping children learn through play.
Whether finances are tight, circumstances are tough or families are caring for kids with special needs, the Play-for-All program works hard to provide CMEC's educational programs, exhibits and events in ways that are accessible for everyone.
The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire currently offers a discounted membership program (Play for All) that allows families in need to purchase a membership for $20 annually. With an All Play Membership, families have access to all of the features of The Local Membership.
The Play-For All program aims to ensure families with children who have special needs, families on WIC or the Free and Reduced Lunch program, and military families enjoy expanded access to educational and arts related programming and events. This includes:
1. Reduced-priced annual All Play Memberships
2. Special Kids Nights at the Museum
3. Family Free Play nights
4. Scholarship programs for schools to take field trips
For more information or to apply for this membership, stop by the Front Desk or talk to a real person at 715.832.KIDS.