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The Hands On Children's Museum is a community treasure and a nationally recognized cultural institution. Your support keeps us strong. Our vision is to serve as a gathering place for all families so that they can learn and play together. Whether you support an exhibit, a program, an event, museum access, or Leadership Circle membership, you ensure our ability to provide high quality, interactive learning and Access for All.
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Ways to Support the Museum


Support the Tribute Exhibit Honoring Hannah Steinweg McDonald

Bouldering on the Beach: A New Climbing Exhibit, Coming 2021

In late 2020, Hannah Steinweg McDonald, a beloved former employee of the Museum, died suddenly leaving behind her husband and two beautiful young boys. We are creating an exhibit to honor her remarkable spirit and significant contributions to our community and the Museum’s growth and development. You can join us. 

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 Hannah McDonald

Join the Leadership Circle 

With a donation of $1,200 individuals and businesses can join our important Leadership Circle, a group that gifts field trip scholarships, free and discounted memberships and admission, parent education, and family support programming.

Become a Corporate Members

Become a Corporate Member and receive exclusive marketing opportunities for your business as well as unique benefits for your employees and customers. Everyone wins with Corporate Membership!

Program and Exhibit Sponsorships

Sponsor an exhibit or program, and we'll recognize your business to over 323,000 visitors each year. Exhibit sponsorships range from $2,500 to $100,000. Email aginsburg@hocm.org for the current naming opportunities.

Outright Gifts
Outright gifts of cash, stock, securities, and in-kind materials will support the museum. Call Tara at (360) 956-0818 ext. 163. 

Access For All - Free & Reduced Admissions and Membership 
More than one-third of the Museum's annual visitation is served through one of the dozens of free or reduced admissions programs. Any family with an EBT card can simply show their card at the front desk. The first two admissions are free, remaining guests are just $2. Help us keep the doors open to all families regardless of their ability to pay. For more information on becoming a sponsor, email aginsburg@hocm.org

Washington State Combined Fund Drive
Do you work for the State? You can designate Hands On to receive all or a portion of your Combined Fund Drive donations. It's easy, and it means so much!

Buy a Fish or Frog
Buy a Fish or Frog to name a fish in our Salmon Run or frog in our Children's Garden.

For more information, email aginsburg@hocm.org.