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DISCOVERY Children's Museum

Providing a Vibrant and Engaging Environment

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three stars

85.93

360 Promenade Place Las Vegas, NV 89106
tel: (702) 382-3445   Web Site
EIN: 94-2943891

Board Leadership
Stacie Truesdell-Michaels
Chairman

CEO
Melissa D. Kaiser
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.93 three stars
  Financial 80.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of DISCOVERY Children's Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning. Over the years, the museum developed into a critical community asset that complemented and enhanced the educational experience of the children living in Southern Nevada and was regularly recognized for award-winning exhibits and programs. The museum helps redefine Las Vegas as a city that values culture and the arts, an urban lifestyle and, most importantly, its children.

The mission of DISCOVERY Children's Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning. Over the years, the museum developed into a critical community asset that complemented and enhanced the educational experience of the children living in Southern Nevada and was regularly recognized for award-winning exhibits and programs. The museum helps redefine Las Vegas as a city that values culture and the arts, an urban lifestyle and, most importantly, its children.

Impact Information

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Financial

three stars

80.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.3%
  Administrative Expenses 24.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.22
  Program Expenses Growth -0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DISCOVERY Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DISCOVERY Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 85.93 three stars
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 94.98 four stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 93.50 four stars
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 95.35 four stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $806,223
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $437,712
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,243,935
   Program Service Revenue $1,495,520
Total Primary Revenue $2,739,455
   Other Revenue $781,310
TOTAL REVENUE $3,520,765
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,108,933
   Administrative Expenses $1,115,194
   Fundraising Expenses $388,125
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,612,252
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,091,487
   
Net Assets $42,635,568

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.93 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 88.33 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.88 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2017 84.33 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 80.45 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 80.00 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 82.73 three stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 84.09 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2013 84.34 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-2943891
Name in IRS Master File DISCOVERY CHILDRENS MUSEUM
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$138,046 2.45% Tifferney White Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 85.93 three stars
Amazement Square (VA) 87.92 three stars
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 95.35 four stars
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 92.73 four stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 91.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

DISCOVERY Children's Museum
360 Promenade Place
Las Vegas, NV 89106
tel: (702) 382-3445
fax: (702) 382-0592
EIN: 94-2943891

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Board Leadership

Stacie Truesdell-Michaels
Chairman

CEO

Melissa D. Kaiser
Chief Executive Officer

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