Awards & Honors

We respect children and the adults who support them, striving to understand and respond to their individual developmental needs, learning styles and cultures.

Our Board, staff and friends are proud that initiatives demonstrating our core values have been recognized by the community and by our peers.


  • Four Star Charity

    Four Star Charity

    Presented in recognition of transparency and best practices
  • Guidestar Platinum Participant


    Presented in recognition of transparency and accountability

  • Bay Area Parent Family Favorite

    Bay Area Parent Best of the Best

    Presented for Best Museum and Best Indoor Playspace
  • ACM Promising Practice Award 2010

    Promising Practice Award

    Presented in recognition of
    *Zero Waste Practices (2010) and
    *Summer of Service Youth Program (2000)
  • AAM Excellence in Exhibitions

    Excellence in Exhibitions Award

    Presented for
    *Alice’s Wonderland (2003)
    *The Wonder Cabinet (2007)
  • Lifeline Award

    Lifeline Award

    Presented for service learning programs
  • IMLS Service Award

    National Award for Museum and Library Services

    Presented for service to the community

  • Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame

    Presented in recognition of popularity as a destination for children and families