ECM for All! Sponsorship Opportunities

The Edwardsville Children’s Museum is a proud participant in Museums for All, a nation-wide initiative, offering free admission to families on food stamp assistance.

We believe in the power of play to foster joyful learning for ALL children. This program expands access to the museum to families regardless of their ability to purchase admission. Museums can inspire children to reach for the stars, sometimes literally! In a presentation at the Association of Children’s

Museums conference in 2017, a NASA scientist stated that the spark that put her on her career path was a childhood visit to a science museum.

boy playing with a wind up box

About Museums for All

Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

It is open to participation by any type of museum — including art, history, natural history/anthropology, and general museums, children’s museums, science centers, planetariums, nature centers, historic houses/sites, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and arboretums.

The cost of museum admission can be a barrier for many low-income families. Participating museums provide free or reduced admission to visitors presenting their EBT card. With a year-round open door policy, Museums for All invites low-income visitors to feel welcome at cultural institutions.

Since the launch of the initiative in 2014/2015, Museums for All has
served more than 4 million visitors nationwide at more than 900 museums of all varieties, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Sponsorship Opportunity

With your generosity, ECM can provide free admission to all of our visiting families on food stamp assistance. There is also great need for field trip scholarships. Scholarships will be available by application for school districts that have at least 50% of students receiving free or reduced lunches.

ECM for All Presenting Sponsor $2,500/year

This sponsorship includes recognition with logo on the ECM website, social media, and on all print materials related to the sponsored initiative. We also recognize our presenting sponsors in our annual report and offer an annual Sponsor Day. Sponsors at this level can send representatives to the museum on a pre-arranged day to promote their business.

Friend of ECM for All $500/year

This sponsorship includes recognition on all print materials related to the sponsored initiative, on ECM’s website, and on social media.

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