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Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley

Where imagination and learning connect

three stars

85.87

200 South 6th Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701
tel: (520) 792-9985   Web Site
EIN: 86-0676237

Board Leadership
Greg Taylor
Chair

CEO
Hilary Van Alsburg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.87 three stars
  Financial 81.69 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley's mission is to provide fun, play-based, interactive, hands-on learning experiences for children and their families. The Children's Museum Tucson was founded as the Southwest Children's Exploratory Center in November 1986. Through all its growth, the Museum never lost sight of the founders' vision to provide fun, hands-on learning experiences for kids. It now has 17,000 square feet and 13 exhibit areas filled with components that encourage kids to build, create, imagine, explore and discover. In 2015, we expanded with Children's Museum Oro Valley, a satellite location specially sized for kids ages 0-5. With an Early Childhood Education focus, CMOV's exhibits and programs are designed to stimulate curiosity and motivate learning through play.

The Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley's mission is to provide fun, play-based, interactive, hands-on learning experiences for children and their families. The Children's Museum Tucson was founded as the Southwest Children's Exploratory Center in November 1986. Through all its growth, the Museum never lost sight of the founders' vision to provide fun, hands-on learning experiences for kids. It now has 17,000 square feet and 13 exhibit areas filled with components that encourage kids to build, create, imagine, explore and discover. In 2015, we expanded with Children's Museum Oro Valley, a satellite location specially sized for kids ages 0-5. With an Early Childhood Education focus, CMOV's exhibits and programs are designed to stimulate curiosity and motivate learning through play.

Financial

three stars

81.69

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley (AZ) 85.87 three stars
The Doseum (TX) 93.64 four stars
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (FL) 88.81 three stars
The Children's Museum of Atlanta (GA) 88.14 three stars
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 89.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $701,060
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,535
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $188,072
Total Contributions $901,667
   Program Service Revenue $716,105
Total Primary Revenue $1,617,772
   Other Revenue $124,577
TOTAL REVENUE $1,742,349
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,500,613
   Administrative Expenses $136,686
   Fundraising Expenses $148,506
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,785,805
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-43,456
   
Net Assets $998,562

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
2019-06 05/01/2021 85.87 three stars
2019-06 06/01/2020 82.80 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2020 85.70 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 86-0676237
Name in IRS Master File TUCSON CHILDRENS MUSEUM INC
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.
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 May, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,902 6.93% Michael Luria Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley (AZ) 85.87 three stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 89.83 three stars
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 88.74 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 89.95 three stars
Kidsquest Children's Museum (WA) 85.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Museum Tucson-Oro Valley
200 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
tel: (520) 792-9985
EIN: 86-0676237

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Board Leadership

Greg Taylor
Chair

CEO

Hilary Van Alsburg
Executive Director

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