Northeast Texas Children's Museum

A nonprofit organization

The Northeast Texas Children's Museum offers creative and imaginative play for children throughout northeast Texas.  In 2021 children and families visited from 70 counties.  The Northeast Texas Children's Museum began in 2002 and is celebrating twenty years of serving families throughout the area.  

The Museum currently has four educational programs: Healthy Kids from A to Z, a preschool program that encourages a healthy lifestyle by introducing a letter of the alphabet each week through activities and crafts; STEM for Third Grade which focuses on hands-on science and math lessons teachers can reference throughout the year; Weird Science, a fifth-grade science program that gives students experience with science equipment, building on concepts from the classroom; and the MEGALungs program, an outreach program to fourth-graders throughout the area in which students walk through our nine-foot inflatable lungs, learning about the lungs' structure and diseases like lung cancer, asthma, and bronchitis.

The Children's Museum also provides field trips to pre-k through third grade classes in which teachers may choose to include short science based lessons with the scheduled play time.  The Children's Museum has had ninety-one field trips since January, 2022.

The Museum also hosts community events which include A Night at the Museum; Brunch with Santa; Daddy Daughter Dance;    We also offer birthday party on Saturdays and Sundays, a popular attraction for local families.

Our Needs

The Children's Museum has added three new exhibits in the last year.  With twenty years of wear and tear on some of our exhibits, funds are needed to repair older exhibits and to replace some with new exhibits.  New exhibits will continue to expand the educational benefit and creative experiences of children coming to the museum.

Mission

The mission of the Northeast Texas Children's Museum is to inspire imagination, enhance creativity, and build confidence in children. We will accomplish the mission of the Northeast Texas Children's Museum by investing in hands-on, minds-on opportunities for children to engage in activities that will strengthen their intellect and prepare them for a future of competition and collaboration in the world.

Needs

The Children's Museum has added three new exhibits in the last year. With twenty years of wear and tear on some of our exhibits, funds are needed to repair older exhibits and to replace some with new exhibits. New exhibits will continue to expand the educational benefit and creative experiences of children coming to the museum.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Northeast Texas Children's Museum

Tax id (EIN)

31-1492241

Guidestar

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served

Denton, Wise, Tarrant, Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt, Grayson, Fannin, Ellis, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Native American, Hispanic or Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black or African American

Address

PO BOX 994
Commerce, TX 75429

Phone

903-886-6055