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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

Kidspace Children's Museum

Inspiring children to become joyful, active learners.

85.17

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

Board Leadership
Mike Bryant
President

CEO
Lisa Clements
Chief Executive Officer

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.17
  Financial 79.04
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

79.04

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.52
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.63
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
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) 85.17
The Children's Museum of Memphis (TN) 86.42
Exploration Place (KS) 89.90
Mississippi Children's Museum (MS) 97.13
Port Discovery Children's Museum (MD) 89.96

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $393,700
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $268,514
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,566
Total Contributions $688,780
   Program Service Revenue $3,353,569
Total Primary Revenue $4,042,349
   Other Revenue $349,158
TOTAL REVENUE $4,391,507
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,619,009
   Administrative Expenses $754,641
   Fundraising Expenses $480,989
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,854,639
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,463,132
   
Net Assets $15,672,047

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 $4,619,009 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 85.17
2018-12 02/01/2020 91.01
2017-12 12/21/2018 94.98
2016-12 03/01/2018 93.52
2015-12 02/01/2017 91.63
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.10
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.59
2013-12 06/01/2015 94.12
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.13
2011-12 10/01/2013 90.20
2011-12 04/01/2013 89.97
2010-12 09/01/2012 86.16
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.61
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.84
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 72.72
2008-12 04/01/2010 80.42
2007-12 05/01/2009 72.54
2006-12 07/01/2008 77.85
2005-12 12/01/2006 90.65
2004-12 02/01/2006 88.36

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Mike Bryant Interim CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$169,993 2.90% Michael Shanklin Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kidspace Children's Museum (CA) 85.17
The New Children's Museum (CA) 95.62
Please Touch Museum (PA) 88.34
Louisiana Children's Museum (LA) 86.85
Exploration Place (KS) 89.90

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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

Lisa Clements
Chief Executive Officer

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