Curiosity Fund

We're continuing to keep curiosity on a trajectory toward impacting greater numbers of families and children as the challenges we faced in 2020 continue into 2021.
Your continued support fuels our work!

Your generosity, and a matching gift from Lee and Linda Scott, raised $286,600 to date to support our mission to create unique experiences in the arts and sciences for a curious community.  

 

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The challenges of 2020 continue into 2021 for the Amazeum and many museums across the country, some of which remain temporarily closed. Some have closed permanently. We are fortunate to be part of a community that values cultural institutions and experiences and grateful for the opportunity to be able to bring our community together virtually and in-person in a limited capacity. 

Half of our annual budget comes from attendance-driven revenue including admission fees, memberships, and sales in Curiosity Corner our museum store. We continue to feel the impact of closing our doors from March 13 through July 15, 2020 to support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. It was a difficult, but necessary, decision to close our doors during what is traditionally our busiest time of the year. Now reopen with limited capacity, we are able to recoup a fraction of revenue.AttendanceGraph

The fact remains that we are expecting to lose more than $1.5 million in admission-driven revenue by the summer of 2021. Continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic could have an even greater impact. As challenging as this sounds, there is good news. Our community partners, supporters, and donors added fuel to our tank and narrowing the revenue gap from $1.5 million to $500,000. Donations received before the end of 2020, lowered that amount to less than $200,000. 

Your support continues to fuel curiosity throughout Northwest Arkansas and beyond. Donations made to date empowered our team to create new opportunities for engaging larger audiences in STEAM-rich learning experiences online and at the Amazeum. Please consider making a donation today. 

Zing in 2020_Family in WaterWe realize that the world is different. "Normal" is changing and may not return as we currently define it for a long time, if ever. We are adapting and creatively searching for ways to share our mission and serve the community with learning activities that spark imagination and fuel curiosity. We simply can't imagine a world without wonder, exploration, discovery, creativity and curiosity. 

We believe YOU can't either. 

The Scott Family Amazeum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

 

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Thank you for refueling curiosity!

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