About Us

It’s simple. We want children all across Yuma to play, explore, and imagine. We care about creating exhibits and programs that emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. 

Our monthly board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month. Due to the ongoing pandemic, our meeting location changes from month to month. Please contact melissa@yumachildrensmuseum.com if you would like to attend a meeting.

Our Mission

Creating playful experiences where all children learn through exploration, imagination, and creativity.

Kids Blowing Bubbles
Children in Science Class

Our Vision

Enrich and transform the community through the lives of children (children of ALL ages and adults who used to be children).

Our Core Values

Children’s Museum of Yuma County holds these core values as our organization grows and develops in the years ahead. 

We show Appreciation toward guests, colleagues, and the community-at-large as we embrace, include, and celebrate our diverse population in all aspects of our museum organization.

We take Responsibility to provide a quality museum experience that children, families, caregivers, and educators can take into the community with them. We are also responsible for pursuing professionalism through continual reflection and improvement.

We encourage Vibrant Play and developmental learning through the use of:

  • Kindness, fun, and joy

  • Creativity, experimentation, and imagination

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Play is the universal natural process kids use to learn and process information. Help us open our year-round museum for our community's children to play, explore, imagine, and create.