Children's Museum of Richmond (Richmond, VA)


  • Name:Jennifer Boyle
  • Title:Director of Education

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Children's Museum of Richmond
  • Address:2626 W. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23220
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:804-474-7000
  • Main fax:804-474-7099

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:804-474-7031

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The Children's Museum of Richmond, a not-for-profit organization, exists to create innovative learning experiences for all children, and those who support them, that inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.

    We develop our exhibits, education programs and events with an unwavering commitment to the following beliefs:
    >Children are capable of creating their own unique answers.
    >Children learn through play and hands-on experiences.
    >Children thrive from informal learning that honors their individual learning styles.
    >Children are at the center of everything we do.
    >Inspired children grow up to change the world.

  • History:
  • Community volunteers founded the Children’s Museum of Richmond in 1981 with the goal of creating a place specifically designed to inspire young children with hands-on learning where they could develop their imaginations, problem-solving abilities and social skills. Originally located in a converted elementary school cafeteria in Richmond’s Navy Hill neighborhood, the Children’s Museum spent its first two decades establishing a broad base of community support involving a wide spectrum of local elementary schools, early childhood organizations, social service agencies and business partners.
    The Children’s Museum moved to its current location in midtown Richmond in 2000. In 2004, the museum’s leadership assumed a new strategic direction which has resulted in increased attendance, annual donations and service to economically disadvantaged communities. Specifically, the museum focused on serving younger children (0-8yrs), entered into partnerships that extend the museum’s reach, and made a strong commitment to making the museum accessible to children from underserved communities.

    In June 2010, the Children’s Museum of Richmond opened its first satellite location west of Richmond. As the first children’s museum in the country to open a second location, the museum is pleased to report success in the endeavor, welcoming over 130,000 visitors in the first year of operation. The move to open a second location was a creative initiative to support future growth and stability to the organization. The satellite strategy has allowed the museum to have much more impact throughout the community by generating more resources to support the core mission. The second location is generating revenue to offset the museum’s offering of educational programming to more children throughout Central Virginia, especially those from communities with limited resources. The museum is currently in the process of opening a third location.

    The museum’s attendance in fiscal year 2011 was the highest ever, totaling over 360,000 visitors.

  • Year established:1981
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:21
  • Staff size:24

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Henry H. Berling
    Ryan Bradley
    Anne Burnett
    Andrea Childress
    Mark S. Cross
    Marc K. Elim
    Bennett J. Fidlow, Esq.
    Justin French
    David Gallagher
    Mary Anne L. Graf
    Iris E. Holliday
    Michael Hughes
    E. Darrell Jervey III
    John M. Lewis Jr.
    Brian R. Pitney, Esq.
    Gregory B. Robertson, Esq.
    Adria Graham Scott
    Paul Van De Putte
    Randolph W. Wyckoff

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Karen S. Coltrane
    President and CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Lisa Hailey
    Vice President of Marketing and Guest Services
    Whitney Cardozo
    Vice President of Education and Exhibits
    Jennifer Boyle
    Director of Development
    Susie Gibbons
    Director of Finance


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:51-0220694

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:510220694
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:2626 W BROAD ST
  • Organization City:RICHMOND
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:23220-1904
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1978
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):060
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:A520
  • Asset Amount:$7,831,450
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,298,073
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,613,057
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:10:06 pm

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