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Minnesota Children's Museum

Sparking children's learning through play

three stars

88.69

10 West Seventh Street St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (651) 225-6000   Web Site
EIN: 41-1354181

Board Leadership
Paul Dzubnar
Chair

CEO
Dianne Krizan
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.69 three stars
  Financial 84.01 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1981, the first children entered the original Minnesota Children's Museum (MCM), known as Minnesota's AwareHouse, in downtown Minneapolis. Since then, MCM has provided learning-infused play experiences for over six million visitors. Through its exhibits and programs, the Museum helps children discover themselves and the world around them through experimentation, creative self-expression, investigation and role-playing. Although the Museum's innovative traveling exhibits and signature daily programs are well-known throughout the community, the mission of the Museum extends far beyond downtown St. Paul. As the leading traveling exhibit developer for children's museums nationwide, the Museum sparks learning in young children across the continent.

In 1981, the first children entered the original Minnesota Children's Museum (MCM), known as Minnesota's AwareHouse, in downtown Minneapolis. Since then, MCM has provided learning-infused play experiences for over six million visitors. Through its exhibits and programs, the Museum helps children discover themselves and the world around them through experimentation, creative self-expression, investigation and role-playing. Although the Museum's innovative traveling exhibits and signature daily programs are well-known throughout the community, the mission of the Museum extends far beyond downtown St. Paul. As the leading traveling exhibit developer for children's museums nationwide, the Museum sparks learning in young children across the continent.

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Financial

three stars

84.01

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
71.5%
  Administrative Expenses 19.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 50.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Minnesota Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 88.69 three stars
Imagine Children's Museum (WA) 98.76 four stars
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 92.73 four stars
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (CO) 90.68 four stars
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 85.93 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,588,541
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $325,611
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,183,000
Total Contributions $3,097,152
   Program Service Revenue $5,446,208
Total Primary Revenue $8,543,360
   Other Revenue $730,654
TOTAL REVENUE $9,274,014
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,049,127
   Administrative Expenses $1,544,339
   Fundraising Expenses $728,381
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,321,847
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-47,833
   
Net Assets $12,783,727

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
Visitor and Volunteer Services $3,242,515 46.0%
Exhibits $1,555,258 22.1%
Education Services $1,295,989 18.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2019 88.69 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 79.42 two stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 79.31 two stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 75.82 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 85.98 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 88.42 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 92.20 four stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 89.35 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 84.75 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 80.17 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 84.99 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 68.79 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 68.92 one star
2007-06 08/01/2008 63.63 one star
2006-06 07/01/2007 73.44 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 72.56 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 71.68 two stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 81.30 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 41-1354181
Name in IRS Master File MINNESOTA 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.
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 July, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,114 2.51% Dianne Krizan President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Minnesota Children's Museum (MN) 88.69 three stars
Lincoln Children's Museum (NE) 86.62 three stars
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CA) 98.67 four stars
DISCOVERY Children's Museum (NV) 85.93 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 87.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
tel: (651) 225-6000
fax: (651) 225-6006
EIN: 41-1354181

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Board Leadership

Paul Dzubnar
Chair

CEO

Dianne Krizan
President

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