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Hands On Childrens Museum Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children's Museums

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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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

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

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