Discovering the joys of learning, play, and community
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum (SFCM) is based on a simple idea: children learn by doing. The Museum fosters connections among children and families through interactive exhibits and programs. Founded in 1985, SFCM reflects our diverse community through playful bilingual learning experiences. The Museum engages visitors of all ages by presenting creative and meaningful education with interactive hands-on exhibits and programs.
We are able to fulfill our mission of providing critical life-changing programs to children and families across the state of New Mexico because of donors like YOU!
Grow with us as we embark on an exciting and transformative master plan renovation of our outdoor space, The Backyard. This master plan developed with the National Wildlife Federation and ECHO (Early Childhood Health Outdoors) along with local firm Surroundings Studio, redesigns our space to reflect ADA upgrades and a nature-based health equity strategy, to serve all our children and families for many years to come.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT & LEARNING
We help children from birth through age five develop a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our Wee Wednesday program, hands-on activities, and early childhood exhibits provide places where all families are welcome and learn together.
Stargazer, our portable planetarium, is a pop-up COVID-safe dome that can be set up nearly anywhere to ignite interest in the sciences, astronomy, and beyond. Due to a generous grant, Stargazer trips to public and Title 1schools in Northern New Mexico are FREE!
Programs such as Grab and Go Kits, hands-on learning at home, and our upcoming mobile Museum, provide critical learning and fill the education gap for thousands of New Mexico children and families residing in rural and tribal areas.
COMMUNITY GARDEN & FOOD ASSISTANCE
For 37 years our sustainable Community Garden has invited children and families to explore hands-on gardening and conservation. To address food insecurity, with volunteers & community organizations1,000 lbs. of fresh produce is distributed each year from our garden to families in need.
Our seasonal camps offer fun and learning for campers ages 5–8. STEAM education is our focus with weekly theme-based projects and activities! Through camp scholarships, we have been able to provide children the opportunity to attend these unique week-long adventures every season.
Fulfilling Our Mission in 2021
Based off of the fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
- 31,587 guests visited
- 361 new Members joined
- 6,574 kids and families received discounted admission with 867 being complimentary
- 744 students and 180 teachers attended a field trip
- 29 Title 1 schools hosted for a free Field Trip
- 7,079 teachers and kids served through Virtual Field Trips at 278 New Mexico schools
- 5,233 Grab and Go Kits distributed to rural and tribal areas of NM
- 1,000 pounds of fresh produce distributed to those in need from our Community Garden
- 64 camp scholarships distributed to families in need
CONTINUE THE IMPACT
Your support allows us to provide more programs and resources for children and families in our community and northern New Mexico!
For more information:
Contact Hannah Hausman, Executive Director
505-989-8359 ext. 100