📸 Sharing the Universe with children around the world!
We believe so strongly in science and history education, that we set aside a certain number of Mini Museums from each Edition to provide to schools, libraries, and other organizations that work with children all over the world through our Mini Museum Educational Donation Program. The funds for this program come directly from our generous backers as well as from profits generated on the sale of items from the collection itself.
The rules for the program are very simple:
1. Any organization working with children is welcome to apply.
This includes, but is not limited to: schools, libraries, orphanages, community centers, churches, and museums.
2. There is no charge to apply or receive items through this program.
Your organization can be anywhere in the world. We cover all costs for the donation, including shipping.
3. There is no restriction between private or public institutions, size, or means.
Typically, organizations requesting and receiving donations tend to be in low-income areas, with more than 80% going to regions hosting Title 1 schools. Still, the only actual qualification is that your organization must work directly with children.
Please Note: Application to the program does not guarantee receipt of an item. All donations are handled by a random drawing and all information is verified before items are sent. Duplicate entries are deleted, so please apply just once.
📸 The Global Mini Museum Community - Wonderful faces from around the world!
The Mini Museum Story
We launched our first major collection in 2014 with a simple dream to share a love of science and history. Since then, our public collection has grown to encompass more than 150 different topics across billions of years of history and we've sent nearly 1,000,000 objects to homes, schools, and museums around the world.
With more than 80,000 customers in 120 different countries, it's safe to say that we've reached our goal but in reality there is still so very much to share!
Creating each edition of the Mini Museum is a complex process that involves thousands of hours of research and difficult work. It's a labor of love and exploring the mysteries of the universe together with so many people is what really keeps us going.
Want to learn more?
Have a peek at the video below for an inside story of how we got our start and why we do what we do!