Over this past year, Kidzu has found new ways to package our offerings and provide opportunities to safely experience the museum from anywhere. Now, as we welcome families back to the museum, we need your support more than ever. Our Outside the Box campaign provides critical funding for camp scholarships, family and organizational memberships, free outdoor learning programs, and so much more. Think Outside the Box this summer and make creative playful learning experiences a gift for our entire community.
Get a seed packet!
Get a Kidzu water bottle!
Get a Discovery Kit!
$1 - $24: Seed Starter: Send a Seedling
Support Kidzu Garden maintenance.
$25 - $49: Send a Sprout
Send a child to an outdoor garden program.
$50 - $99: Share a story
Support outdoor literacy programs.
$500 - $999: Support a school with a Kidzu Field Trip
Sponsor a STEM, science, or Discovery Box for a classroom or an entire grade. Customized and delivered to their classroom(s).
$3,000 - $4,999: Share a Garden of Resources
Send a garden of resources to a school or non-profit, complete with a library of materials, including Kidzu’s 12 Discovery Packs (also available in Mandarin and Spanish) and Facilitator Guides.
$5,000 - $10,000: Sponsor a Season in Kidzu's Garden
Sponsor an entire season of outdoor garden programming, allowing Kidzu to continue to provide free, open access outdoor workshops.
Gifts by Mail or In-Person
Kidzu Children’s Museum
201 S. Estes Drive (University Place)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!
Children from infants to tweens engage in imaginative, open-ended play experiences combined with learning objectives.
Kidzu was designed with artwork from local and regional artists. Those same artists and more collaborate with Kidzu visitors on a weekly basis through programs included with admission.
All of our exhibits incorporate books and have literature related to each exhibit area. Burrow in, share a good read, and enjoy storytimes in both English and Spanish.
Kidzu incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math components into exhibits and programs. Visitors of all ages can craft with real materials, tinker with real tools and explore new technologies as they create a wealth of creative projects.
Child Health and Wellness
Museum exhibits bring the concepts of gardening to life and celebrate local food and the farm to fork cycle. Gross motor skills are tested giving visitors the opportunity to jump, climb, and stretch.
What a great place! My 2.5 YO played for hours and hours. A good range of activities for all ages.
Sarah W. Facebook Reviewer
Great place to bring the kids to play. Lots of things to do. The Makery is a space to let your little artist/builders imagination soar! Staff are super helpful and nice. Recommend coming to check it out yourself. You and the kids will not be disappointed.
Pamela S. Facebook Reviewer
I went with my 7 & 6 year old cousins because it was a rainy day and once we entered they did not want to leave! There are tons of activities for children to do and lots of imaginative play. It was clean and had a lovely staff.
Robyn O. Trip Advisor Reviewer
They pack a lot of fun into a small space. They have a nice array of different exhibits with a tree house, theater space, kitchen, reading nook, makery, etc. My 5 year old son loved it.
Polly D. Facebook Reviewer
What a great time! We took our granddaughters here. Both of them had a great time. They were wore out by the time we left. We will go back in the near future, when we catch our breath.
Terry W. Yelp Reviewer
Wonderful playtime for the whole family!…The interactive activities are fun, educational, and geared to get your imagination growing!
Leigh J. Trip Advisor Reviewer