Donate and Support Hands-on Learning

Your Support Makes a Difference

Established in 2001, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is the only children’s museum in North San Diego County dedicated to hands-on learning about science, arts, and world cultures. Help us to fulfill our mission as we continue to grow in our new 12,000 square foot indoor/outdoor location in the cultural and civic center of Escondido. Here are some ways you can contribute:

Annual Fund

Donations to the SDCDM Annual Fund are absolutely essential. Annual Fund gifts keep the lights on, doors open, and assist with a wide range of ongoing activities, such as the development of new exhibits and programs for children, families, and school groups.

Scholarship Fund

Donations to the SDCDM Scholarship Fund ensure that schools unable to include student field trips in their budget can visit the Museum and enjoy hands-on workshops featuring science, art, or cultural educational programs. Scholarship funds include the cost of the hands-on workshop, free play in the Museum, and transportation as needed.

Membership Fund

Donations to the SDCDM Membership Fund offers hundreds of families an annual membership to access the Museum’s exhibits, programs, and events throughout the year. SDCDM has strategic partnerships with health and community service organizations to provide memberships to low-income and underserved families in Escondido and North San Diego County.

Gifts in Honor or in Memory

Make a tribute gift in memory of someone special or celebrate a special occasion. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a gift card informing the family or friend you designate.

Corporate Giving

Corporate gifts support the SDCDM’s exhibits, programs, outreach, and operations, but corporate and business partners can also direct gifts to sponsor exciting new exhibits, programs, and events that “inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation.

Planned Giving

Help ensure that the SDCDM remains a source of lifelong learning and discovery for generations to come! Planned gifts include bequests through your will or trust, gifts of real estate, life insurance or other assets.

How to Make a Donation

You can make a tax-deductible donation to the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum through any of the following methods:

1. Click the button below to donate online.

2. Call 760.233.7755

3. Mail a check to San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

4. Make a donation on your next visit to SDCDM and any member of our staff will be happy to assist you.

How can I find out more?

Please contact Rebecca Greene (760) 233-7755 ext. 1003.


San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, formerly Escondido Children’s Museum, is a 501(c)3 organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service (Tax ID #33-0912735). Gifts are tax-deductible.  A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the office of the State of California Attorney General.