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!

Donation Levels

$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.

$100 - $249: Send a Kid to Kidzu

Sponsor a 2-person family membership.

$250 - $499: Send a Kid to Camp

Sponsor a child’s week at one of Kidzu’s summer camps.

$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).

$1,000 - $2,999: Send an Organization to Kidzu

Sponsor an organization membership with 2 Camp Kidzu scholarships.

$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)
Suite A9
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Children from infants to tweens engage in imaginative, open-ended play experiences combined with learning objectives.

The Arts
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

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