Santa Fe Children's Museum

Mailing Address: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
County of Location: Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 989-8359
NTEE Code: A- Arts, Culture and Humanities, B- Education, C- Environment, O- Youth Development, W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

Discovering the joys of learning, play and community.

Primary Programs:

At the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, visitors are invited to play. The museum is designed to promote meaningful, joyful, community building experiences through open-ended, hands-on exhibits and programs. With free passes, low admissions and outreach, we strive to make the museum experience available to all families. Visitors to the museum enter a world that invites self-paced inquiry and promotes playfulness, creativity and problem solving. Exhibits include a giant bubble table, face painting and dress-up, mirror and magnet play, water activities, a climbing wall, worm bin, and a large outdoor learning environment.

Exhibits at SFCM are designed to engage visitors from toddlers to adults. They are constructed to promote community and encourage children to teach each other. Most importantly, all exhibits are made to develop prolonged focus and engagement. Art and science programs facilitated by local professionals are offered daily at the museum, free with museum admission. These drop-in classes change regularly and may include painting, clay work, adobe building, cooking, and electrical gadget making.

There are special preschool activities scheduled for Friday mornings. On-site child development specialists and nurturing volunteers act as educators, mentors and helpers for our visitors. The museum regularly presents free and low cost musical events as well as activity filled festivals such as the Summer Solstice Celebration and Holiday Performance Series.

Populations Served: All Populations, Children and Youth, Families
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $750,000 - $999,999
Personnel: 10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director:

David Tesseo

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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