Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Louisiana Children's Museum

Hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages

three stars

80.44

15 Henry Thomas Drive New Orleans, LA 70124
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 80.44 three stars
  Financial 74.63 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

two stars

74.63

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
65.3%
  Administrative Expenses 30.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 18.25
  Program Expenses Growth -10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,619,658
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $169,257
   Fundraising Events $324,750
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $14,391,813
Total Contributions $16,505,478
   Program Service Revenue $792,629
Total Primary Revenue $17,298,107
   Other Revenue $392,486
TOTAL REVENUE $17,690,593
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,209,761
   Administrative Expenses $642,047
   Fundraising Expenses $189,379
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,041,187
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $15,649,406
   
Net Assets $39,069,770

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,846 4.84% Julia Bland Executive Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisiana Children's Museum (LA) 80.44 three stars
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 85.09 three stars
Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley (AZ) 85.70 three stars
Children's Museum of Richmond (VA) 88.98 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 91.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Louisiana Children's Museum
15 Henry Thomas Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
tel: (504) 523-1357
EIN: 72-0929068

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Board Leadership

Scott T. Zander
President

CEO

Julia Bland
Chief Executive Officer