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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

77.87

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

Board Leadership
Meghan Albenesius
President

CEO
Tara Knuth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.87 two stars
  Financial 70.71 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

70.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
63.7%
  Administrative Expenses 25.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.08
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
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) 77.87 two stars
EdVenture (SC) 86.26 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 89.64 three stars
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (MA) 85.96 three stars
Exploration Place (KS) 89.82 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $513,498
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $513,498
   Program Service Revenue $983,290
Total Primary Revenue $1,496,788
   Other Revenue $119,878
TOTAL REVENUE $1,616,666
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,043,947
   Administrative Expenses $398,441
   Fundraising Expenses $204,493
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,646,881
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-30,215
   
Net Assets $6,683,208

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 $1,043,947 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 77.87 two stars
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
$88,707 5.38% Tara Knuth Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lincoln Children's Museum (NE) 77.87 two stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 97.47 four stars
The Children's Museum of Cleveland (OH) 86.54 three stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.62 four stars
Kidsquest Children's Museum (WA) 85.50 three 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

Meghan Albenesius
President

CEO

Tara Knuth
Executive Director

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