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Hands On Childrens Museum Inc

Rating: 1 stars   3 reviews 393

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture

Address:

8580 Beach Blvd Jacksonville FL 32216 USA

Mission:

The museum is a community resource that reinforces school-based learning and understanding acheived throuqh experiences. To enable parents, teachers, grandparents, all adults to interact in a fun and educationally environment where learning is acheived through interaction.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have never been to this local Children's Museum but my daughter and her girls have been. My daughter witnessed a very disturbing event. A mother was in the process of renewing her membership and was told she would need to pay an additional $10.00 to add on her spouse (a woman). The Museum's policy defines a family as one Mom and one Dad and children. No substitutions. This women left in tears and my daughter followed her out of the building and learned more of the details. My daughter will not be renewing her membership. We both are in full support of the local boycott of this nonprofit. My personal point of view is families come in all shapes and sizes and nonprofits that get tax relief/benefit must be diligent in supporting families in all their forms. A local peaceful demonstration is planned for June 22, 2013. We will be there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Revamp their membership policy and perform serious upgrades to the facility and program.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am disgusted by the fact that this nonprofit business discriminates against LGBT families. While in Jacksonville, my family (two moms and a daughter) visited this "museum" multiple times, and didn't like the whole premise anyway because there really wasn't any learning - it was just a hodge podge for dirty toys. Nonetheless, our daughter loved it, so we practically bathed her in anti-bacterial solution. Now that I know they discriminate against same-sex couples, I find it even more disgusting that before. Seriously - this is not the YMCA, or a religious based nonprofit organization - it's a children's "museum". Continue to charge double for same-sex, or single parents and see how long you can stay in business. It's truly disgusting.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This non profit discriminates against Gay and Lesbian families by charging them double the family rate.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Adopt a non discrimination policy

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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