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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Lincoln Children's Museum

Where children to create, discover, and learn through the power of play

two stars

79.80

1420 P Street Lincoln, NE 68508
tel: (402) 477-4000   Web Site
EIN: 47-0716636

Board Leadership
Jamie Mohrmna
President

CEO
Tara Knuth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.80 two stars
  Financial 73.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lincoln Children's Museum invites children to create, discover, and learn through the power of play. We offers three floors and 23,300 square feet of hands-on exhibits and imaginative programs that allow children and adults to discover the adventure of learning through play together. Build, dance, play, climb, create, sing, and laugh at the Lincoln Children's Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Lincoln Children's Museum invites children to create, discover, and learn through the power of play. We offers three floors and 23,300 square feet of hands-on exhibits and imaginative programs that allow children and adults to discover the adventure of learning through play together. Build, dance, play, climb, create, sing, and laugh at the Lincoln Children's Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Financial

two stars

73.64

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
66.2%
  Administrative Expenses 23.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.02
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lincoln Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lincoln Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lincoln Children's Museum (NE) 79.80 two stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.33 four stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.88 four stars
Exploration Place (KS) 89.82 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 91.81 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $361,365
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $390,272
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $751,637
   Program Service Revenue $651,751
Total Primary Revenue $1,403,388
   Other Revenue $649,835
TOTAL REVENUE $2,053,223
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,006,617
   Administrative Expenses $535,626
   Fundraising Expenses $185,168
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,727,411
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $325,812
   
Net Assets $6,360,422

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Educational Exhibits $1,006,617 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 79.80 two stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 86.62 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.50 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 88.60 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.60 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 84.77 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.68 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 88.71 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.14 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 47-0716636
Name in IRS Master File LINCOLN CHILDRENS MUSEUM
NTEE Code A52
NTEE Classification Children's Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 November, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,345 4.99% Tara Knuth Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lincoln Children's Museum (NE) 79.80 two stars
Amazement Square (VA) 91.10 four stars
The Strong National Museum of Play (NY) 87.92 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
Children's Museum of Houston (TX) 91.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lincoln Children's Museum
1420 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
tel: (402) 477-4000
fax: (402) 477-2004
EIN: 47-0716636

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Board Leadership

Jamie Mohrmna
President

CEO

Tara Knuth
Executive Director

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