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.

 

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Four Star Charity

Presented in recognition of transparency and best practices

Platinum

Presented in recognition of transparency and accountability

Bay Area Parent Best of the Best

Presented for Best Museum

Superintendent’s Award for Excellence in Museum Education
TripAdvisor Hall of Fame
Service Above Self Award

Presented in recognition of
*Play Your Way (2017)

Lifeline Award
Association of Children's Museums
Promising Practice Award

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

Excellence in Exhibitions Award

Presented for
*Alice's Wonderland (2003)
*The Wonder Cabinet (2007)

National Award for Museum and Library Services

Presented for service to the community