Donate to KidsPlay

Your gift helps children grow!

Children learn through play! At KidsPlay, children interact with their peers, caregivers, and the world around them in a relaxed, confidence-building environment. Our programs and exhibits help them develop the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional skills necessary for success in the classroom and beyond. Thank you for contributing to the holistic development of the next generation of leaders and community participants!

KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization. Online donations are processed through Blackbaud Merchant Services which meets the highest standards to ensure your donation will be processed in the most secure manner possible.

To contribute to KidsPlay via wire transfer, gift of stock or property, to cancel a recurring gift, or to ask questions about donations, please contact us at or call us at (860) 618-7700 ext. 2226.

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Individual Support

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Annual Fund

There is a lot that goes into running an 11,000+ square foot museum. By donating to our general fund, your unrestricted gifts made throughout the year help KidsPlay to operate smoothly and innovatively to ensure that high-quality, whole family learning experiences happen each day.

With your generous support we can continue our goal to educate and inspire the innovators and problem solvers of the future. Together we can provide a sustainable anchor institution, preparing a diverse community of children to thrive intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

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Exhibit Fund

Our exhibits build success! A donation to the exhibit fund helps KidsPlay to enhance our current exhibits and continue to develop new ones to challenge and delight children of all ages.

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Steadfast Friend

Make your impact last throughout the year by becoming a Steadfast Friend! Your recurring monthly donation provides consistent support for KidsPlay’s programming and operations.

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Community Fund

Would you like to help a family access KidsPlay’s exceptional learning experiences and interactive, multi-sensory exhibit space? Through our Community Fund, you can! These funds go directly towards providing free or reduced admission or membership for families experiencing financial hardship or other special circumstances.

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Donor Advised Funds

Do you have a Donor Advised Fund and value the many benefits of a children’s museum in our community? If so, please consider recommending a grant to KidsPlay Children’s Museum through your fund. If your fund is with Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, or the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund®, you can make a gift to KidsPlay through DAF Direct. Alternatively, reach out to your DAF sponsoring foundation to send a grant on your behalf to KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Inc. 61 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

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Legacy Circle

Leaving behind a priceless legacy of learning doesn’t have to cost you anything during your lifetime. By including KidsPlay Children’s Museum in your estate plan (as a charitable provision in your will or trust or as a future beneficiary of your life insurance or IRA), you ensure that children from our region and beyond will have access to a world-class children’s museum experience for generations to come. If you have already included KidsPlay in your estate plan, we hope you will inform us of your gift so that we may celebrate you as a member of our Legacy Circle. Should you wish to remain anonymous, we will respect those wishes. Any details for your gift are held in strictest confidence.

To learn more about the benefits of joining our Legacy Circle, email

Making an Impact on our Community

Play is the way that children engage, experiment, and interact with the world around them. The presence of a children’s museum helps create a more family-friendly community and reflects how generous people value and invest in child-centered learning. KidsPlay has grown considerably over the years in size and impact, driven by the needs of our community.

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Matching Gifts

Did you know that your employer can help you to increase the impact of your donation to KidsPlay? Many companies offer matching gift programs in which employees can request that their employer make a financial contribution to a nonprofit organization or charity that the employee donates to, based on the amount that the employee gives. Consider asking your employer about their matching gift program today!

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