Volunteers are crucial to sustaining the museum. In the next year we hope to establish volunteering opportunities starting at age 10 and up from there!
Admission fees and museum store sales cover only about half the costs of operating the Great Lakes Children’s Museum. That means the rest of the dollars needed to keep offering hands-on educational opportunities to the children and families in the Grand Traverse Bay come through:
- Fundraising activities
- Business donations
- Individual donations
We recognize donors on an ongoing basis through our website and within the museum on our recognition display.
Become a Trustee
Interested in joining our Board of Trustees? We want to hear from you!
Board meetings are held virtually on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 12:00 PM via Zoom. Our January and June meetings have an in-person option at West Shore Bank on 8th Street in Traverse City.
Join a Committee
Our Education committee works with staff to give input on upcoming program and exhibit design. Meetings are held in-person on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 AM with a virtual Zoom option available.
This committee works with staff to develop, implement and evaluate an effective marketing and communications strategy that includes public relations, social media interaction, website development, digital marketing and local advertising. Meetings are held virtually on the 2nd Friday of each month at 1:00 PM via Zoom.
The Facilities committee is primarily responsible for the site selection and design of a new Children’s Museum. This committee meets virtually on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM via Zoom.