In addition to admission fees and memberships, Spark relies on event revenue, gifts, and endowments to help create living and meaningful connections for children and their families through direct experience with museum exhibits, healthy food and each other.

As an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, philanthropic support allows Spark to develop exhibits and events that ignite creativity and forge connections between children and adults. With even a small gift you can help to build a place where connections are made, ideas are explored and the joy of discovery is experienced.

Spark offers the public a variety of ways to support the Museum.

  • Volunteering  You can can help out in the Museum and at events.
  • Annual Fund  Contributions to the Spark Annual Fund allows us to build an endowment that will ensure Spark’s long term health and propel growth.
  • Planned Giving  Receive a tax deduction when you make a gift to Spark in your will.
  • Tribute Gifts Honor a family member or friend by making a gift to Spark. Help today’s children become tomorrow’s innovators.

Corporate partners can support the Spark in a variety of impactful ways. We encourage you to contact us to learn how your organization might be able to join Spark in providing innovative play experiences for children and families.

For more information about donating to Spark, contact our Development Team at 217.607.0524 or through email.