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Kidspace Children's Museum

Inspiring children to become joyful, active learners.

four stars

94.98

480 North Arroyo Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91103
tel: (626) 449-9144   Web Site
EIN: 95-3501213

Board Leadership
Mike Bryant
President

CEO
Michael Shanklin
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.98 four stars
  Financial 94.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Kidspace Children's Museum is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. In 1979, Kidspace Children's Museum was launched to address a critical educational need in the San Gabriel Valley: increased access to the arts, humanities and sciences for children. Serving over 365,000 guests each year, Kidspace is a unique children's museum that features more than 40 hands-on exhibits, programs, and monthly events on almost 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child's growth and development through explorations of natural environments, investigations in science, and artistic forms of expression that captivate the inquisitive and growing minds of children ages 1 to 10.

The mission of Kidspace Children's Museum is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners. In 1979, Kidspace Children's Museum was launched to address a critical educational need in the San Gabriel Valley: increased access to the arts, humanities and sciences for children. Serving over 365,000 guests each year, Kidspace is a unique children's museum that features more than 40 hands-on exhibits, programs, and monthly events on almost 3.5 acres of indoor and outdoor space. Kidspace encourages a child's growth and development through explorations of natural environments, investigations in science, and artistic forms of expression that captivate the inquisitive and growing minds of children ages 1 to 10.

Financial

four stars

94.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.29
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.28
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kidspace Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kidspace Children's Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 94.98 four stars
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (CA) 91.02 four stars
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) 92.68 four stars
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 85.09 three stars
Discovery Museum (MA) 87.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $792,798
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $209,844
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $29,400
Total Contributions $1,032,042
   Program Service Revenue $3,237,374
Total Primary Revenue $4,269,416
   Other Revenue $389,271
TOTAL REVENUE $4,658,687
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,719,236
   Administrative Expenses $493,749
   Fundraising Expenses $423,457
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,636,442
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-977,755
   
Net Assets $18,018,836

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
Interactive Children's Museum $4,719,236 100.0%

Ratings History
Kidspace Children's Museum has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.98 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.52 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.63 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.10 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.59 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.12 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.13 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 90.20 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 89.97 three stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 86.16 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.61 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.84 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 72.72 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.42 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 72.54 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 77.85 two stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 90.65 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 88.36 three stars
2003-05 06/01/2005 77.21 two 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 95-3501213
Name in IRS Master File KIDSPACE A PARTICIPATORY 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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 September, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,006 3.10% Michael Shanklin CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 94.98 four stars
The New Children's Museum (CA) 93.50 four stars
Exploration Place (KS) 87.34 three stars
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA) 91.33 four stars
Children's Museum of Manhattan (NY) 85.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kidspace Children's Museum
480 North Arroyo Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103
tel: (626) 449-9144
fax: (626) 449-9985
EIN: 95-3501213

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Board Leadership

Mike Bryant
President

CEO

Michael Shanklin
Chief Executive Officer

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