Community support from people like you makes it possible to create innovative educational experiences for our community’s children.


  • Gift a SmartFlower Plaque

    How is your holiday shopping going? Gift a SmartFlower Plaque We are happy to share a gift idea that can forever memorialize someone you love at the Museum while supporting the final piece of our backyard, the Exploration Portal. Instead of gifting physical items this year that may or may not make it to the […] Learn More
  • Support the Exploration Portal

    Leave a Lasting Legacy in San Jose! Sponsor the Exploration Portal Memorialize someone you love at the Museum while supporting the final piece of our backyard, the Exploration Portal. A SmartFlower donor plaque cannot be replaced – leave a lasting legacy at the Purple Museum. Get your limited-edition SmartFlower plaque or tree in our Exploration […] Learn More
  • Please Support Our Discovery Fund

    Join our community campaign to support nature education. Learn More
  • Legacy for Children Award

    June 24, 2023 honoring Sylvia Acevedo Learn More
  • Donate Your Vehicle

    Making a vehicle donation is quicker and more convenient than selling it, and more rewarding than trading it in. Learn More
  • Matching Gifts

    Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Learn More
  • Protectors of Play Monthly Giving League

    Become a Protector of Play   Join Now! Be sure to select the monthly option     Your monthly tax-deductible gift will: Stabilize the Museum and support our re-opening efforts so that our one-of-a-kind educational experiences will be available to children, families and schools – laying the foundation for today’s children to become tomorrow’s visionaries […] Learn More
  • Exploration Portal

      Sponsor for Donor Recognition   Children’s Discovery Museum’s Exploration Portal is a 4,000 sq. ft. nature-themed educational play space to be created on undeveloped land at the southwestern corner of the Museum’s site. Its location is ideal for environmental education: adjacent to an important ecological zone along the Guadalupe River that is home to […] Learn More