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Donation Requests

Madison Children’s Museum receives many donation requests from nonprofits and other organizations holding fundraisers.

Who may request a donation

We will consider requests that meet all three of the following criteria:

  • are for an event, organization, or school
  • directly benefit children or families
  • serve our region (Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, the midwest)

What we can donate

If your request qualifies, MCM may donate a 4-person play pass. This pass grants admission to up to 4 people to the museum for a single visit, during regular business hours. (Value $48)

Play passes may not be redeemed at the museum for cash value and cannot be transferred by your organization for use by another organization/individual. Lost, stolen, or expired play passes will not be replaced.

MCM does not donate memberships, goods, or money.

How to request a donation

All requests must be received at least 6 weeks in advance.

To request a donation, use the link below to send an email with your request.

Your request must include the following information:

  • The name of the event, organization, or school requesting the donation
  • How the passes will be used (i.e. in a silent auction)
  • The date it is needed
  • Indicate if your organization is a tax-exempt nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Website or event listing (if available)
  • Name and phone number of a contact person
  • How you will pick up the donated play pass. Your options are:
    • Pick up the donated play pass at the museum’s admission desk during open hours
    • Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Due to the high volume of donation requests we receive, we may be unable to honor every request.

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