WE HAVE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE!!!!!!! Weiskamp has been working with local businesses to create t-shirts to support local organizations during this time. You can buy your own Orpheum Children's Science Museum shirt through the link below!
Dear Members and Donors,
Many thanks for all the past support you have given to the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum. We are facing a serious situation. We need financial support to reopen our doors after this Covid-19 crisis has passed.
Attendance at the museum, camps, clubs, and special events has been good with thousands of visitors through the doors. However, the historic theatre building has needed HVAC and roof replacements that could not be put off. Income has been down and the GoFundMe campaign did not meet expectations, therefore we have already implemented cost control measures such as cutting back on hours.
We have implemented a minimum $500 annual contribution from board members and are searching diligently for available grants. A sponsorship campaign is in the works as are initial plans for a major fundraising event in September.
A minimum of $20,000 each month is needed to maintain the quality of regular operations. The Orpheum is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that does not receive tax money for operations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the situation to a head as we temporarily close for the immediate future. This closure is especially serious as it eliminates the vital revenue streams from admissions and programs. This has forced us to lay off three of our team members.
Our amazing staff and board will not give up. We are sharing science experiments through social media, developing web-based summer camp opportunities, and caring for our beloved animals. All to meet the need for science education in the community.
All of us at the Orpheum are committed to providing a fun and locally sourced science experience for you at this time when science education is more important than ever. The future of the Orpheum depends on support from people like you.
Will you make a difference by making a donation now?
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IT'S BACK!!! One of our favorite events, our annual Animal Expo will be returning this year! This event features local organizations that work with various types of animals. Come out and meet all kinds of animals and learn about all of these local organizations. This event runs from 2-4 pm and will be included with general admission.