Providing Access for All
SDCDM's Access for All Initiative is part of our mission to make the Museum accessible to all, removing any financial or physical barriers to attend and receive access to hands-on, early childhood education in science, art, and world culture activities. The Active-Duty Military & Veteran Family Fund provides free admission during summer break, winter holiday breaks (Veteran’s Day – January 31), and local spring breaks for Active-Duty Military and Veterans and their families. Through our Field Trip School Fund we provide scholarships for students from Title-I and low-income schools to take field trips to the Museum for one of our Science, Art, or World Culture educational workshops while our Mobile Children’s Museum Fund provides scholarships for students to have the MCM visit their school free of charge. Through our Family Membership Fund we distribute around 1,175 memberships (serving around 5,200 annually) to underserved families through community partnerships, and our Checkout Membership Fund has 220 memberships available for check-out in local schools and libraries, serving around 17,000 annually.