Your support will make a difference

Great River Children’s Museum expects to…

  • attract 125,000 visitors annually to a 30,000 sq ft facility
  • welcome groups from over 60 school districts, numerous private schools, childcare centers,
    and other youth serving non-profit groups from across the Central Minnesota region
  • continue to build endowment funds to support ongoing programming and access for those who need it most

Comparative Data

St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): 289,291
Population of St. Cloud: 67,294

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (Mankato)
MSA: 103,566
Population: 42,093

  • attracts 96,000 visitors annually to 11,000 sq ft of exhibit and program space
  • hosts 150 field trip groups per year serving 38,500 students
  • collects 80% of earned revenue from admissions and memberships

Children’s Museum of South Dakota (Brookings, SD)
MSA: 167,951
Population: 24,108

  • attracts 103,000 visitors annually to 44,000 sq ft of exhibit and program space
  • hosts 220 field trip groups per year
  • 70% of total expenses covered by endowment fund