Welcome Back!

We are excited to share we re-opened the children’s museum on Wednesday, September 23, 2020!
  • Become a member to support your local non-profit children’s museum, and as a “thank you,” you’ll have unlimited visits for a year and more!:
  • New Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Saturday, 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm each day. (Closed from 12pm-2pm for sanitizing)
  • Masks are required for anyone 5 years old and up. If you cannot wear a mask at this time, please join us for fun online! Read more about our “Rules of Play” .
  • Sunday’s are reserved for private parties. For $200, your party will have the whole museum to yourselves for 2 hours! We are a wonderful setting for your holiday or birthday parties.

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July COVID Update from the Board of Directors

Dear friends,

Some of you have asked how we are doing and we wanted to provide a quick update. First, thank you for all the love and support you have offered us! Despite having been closed since March due to the current phase two order which specifically prohibits the opening of museums, we are okay. Thanks to our executive director and the wonderful people at First Bank, we were able to get funding through the CARES act very quickly. We also have a remarkably low overhead, thanks to those in our community who have been so generous with us over the years. We are very grateful for those two things right now, however our projected income for the year has been cut dramatically. Currently our executive director and her team are coming up with reopening plans which will allow us to safely provide the same fun and educational experiences that you love. (We’re even working on a few surprises!) Things may look different for a while, but we are confident that we aren’t going anywhere and will be a staple in the community for years to come. We have been hesitant to ask for money right now, knowing this time has been a hardship for many of you, however we will need your continued support as we adapt to this ever changing situation. As part of the CARES act, you may deduct $300 ($600 for couples) of charitable giving on your taxes when you take the standard deduction, which is an extra incentive to help those non-profits you care about in your community! We humbly ask that you remember us when choosing a non-profit to support. You may donate through our website or Facebook page, or consider partnering with us by becoming a member. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces when our doors open again!
Megan Craine, for the Board of Directors

COVID-19 update from Board of Directors President, Megan Craine

Dear friends, members, and supporters,

We hope you are all well during this strange and unprecedented time in the world. We miss seeing all of your smiling faces at the museum and within the community and we wanted to reach out and provide you with a little update on how Zing Zumm has been using this time.

We have always believed that play is vitally important to children and learning, and is even more so in times of change and uncertainty. Therefore, when our doors reopen to the community, Zing Zumm will have a brand new environmental exhibit to share with all of our guests! While most of the details remain a surprise, we can tell you that it will be engaging, fun, and something for the whole family to enjoy. Additionally, we have been working on ways families can continue to engage with the museum via social media and members should be on the lookout soon for details on forthcoming members-only engagement opportunities!

On a broader scale, we also wanted to provide an update on ways that you can continue to support not only Zing Zumm, but all of the nonprofits in the surrounding areas. As many are aware, Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act not only provides individual assistance to families, but also allows for charitable donations to be made at a greater benefit to donors. Those who take the standard deduction annually can now deduct up to $300 a year ($600 for couples) in charitable contributions; and those who itemize their deductions can deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income. Nonprofit organizations such as Zing Zumm rely heavily on donations, so adjustments such as these allow for donors to provide immediate relief while taking advantage of greater tax benefits.

We know this has been such a hard time for many in our community, and we want to take the time to thank you for everything you’ve done for us and continue to do! We are deeply appreciative of all of the love and support we receive and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. If you are able, please continue to support the wonderful local businesses in our community. We are all in this together and will need each other to thrive when life returns to normal!

We look forward to the day we can welcome everyone back through our doors. Until then, we encourage everyone to continue monitoring local and federal safety guidelines and procedures to keep you and your families safe!