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Louisiana Children's Museum

Hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages

three stars

85.55

420 Julia Street New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 523-1357   Web Site
EIN: 72-0929068

Board Leadership
Scott T. Zander
President

CEO
Julia Bland
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.55 three stars
  Financial 82.78 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Louisiana Children's Museum promotes hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages. Encouraging discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving and free play, the Museum motivates children to develop their cognitive, physical and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with adults and peers. Since opening its doors in 1986, the Louisiana Children's Museum has been one of the city's premier attractions for children. We welcome 147,000 visitors per year, engaging children, families, caregivers, and school groups in memorable interactive experiences designed to make learning fun.

The Louisiana Children's Museum promotes hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages. Encouraging discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving and free play, the Museum motivates children to develop their cognitive, physical and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with adults and peers. Since opening its doors in 1986, the Louisiana Children's Museum has been one of the city's premier attractions for children. We welcome 147,000 visitors per year, engaging children, families, caregivers, and school groups in memorable interactive experiences designed to make learning fun.

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Financial

three stars

82.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
72.0%
  Administrative Expenses 25.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 10.83
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisiana Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisiana Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisiana Children's Museum (LA) 85.55 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 91.81 four stars
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 85.09 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 90.97 four stars
The Doseum (TX) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,790,272
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $156,937
   Fundraising Events $287,613
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,749,179
Total Contributions $5,984,001
   Program Service Revenue $674,936
Total Primary Revenue $6,658,937
   Other Revenue $286,443
TOTAL REVENUE $6,945,380
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,525,007
   Administrative Expenses $670,009
   Fundraising Expenses $53,556
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,248,572
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,696,808
   
Net Assets $23,434,709

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 Programs and Exhibits $1,525,007 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 05/01/2019 85.55 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 88.24 three stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 90.45 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 88.90 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.04 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 79.73 two stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 82.48 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2013 89.92 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 72-0929068
Name in IRS Master File LOUISIANA 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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1982
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,000 3.11% Julia Bland Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisiana Children's Museum (LA) 85.55 three stars
Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago (IL) 86.98 three stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 93.50 four stars
Amazement Square (VA) 87.92 three stars
Children's Museum of Manhattan (NY) 85.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Louisiana Children's Museum
420 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
tel: (504) 523-1357
fax: (504) 529-3666
EIN: 72-0929068

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Board Leadership

Scott T. Zander
President

CEO

Julia Bland
Chief Executive Officer

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