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Partner Highlight: The San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

In its 24th year, the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, remains devoted to providing engaging educational exhibits and programs. With an annual visitation of over 100,000, encompassing children, families, and school groups, the Museum fosters kind hearts and curious minds, focusing on social-emotional learning (SEL) and STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and math).

SDCDM passionately encourages children to explore and comprehend the world through hands-on experiences, imagination, and joyful experimentation. Continuing its commitment in its 24th year, the Museum strives to maintain an interactive and enriching environment for young minds to thrive.


Recognizing the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum's dedication, the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities (FDD) generously donated $7,000. This specific contribution aimed to enhance the Museum’s Sensory Sunday initiative.


Sensory Sundays, held every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., cater to families with children on the spectrum or those with sensory sensitivities. These sessions are meticulously designed to create a warm and inclusive space, offering a serene setting for children and families to enjoy the museum's experiences.

“Part of working with neurodiverse children means patience and understanding.  Some families we see during our Sensory Friendly Mornings feel that time is especially made for them because they won't be judged. After all, our staff and other families understand their needs."

- Janis Benton, Operations and Facilities Manager


To learn more about The San Diego Discovery Museum, visit their website at San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Explore, Imagine, Experiment (


Are you a nonprofit organization based in San Diego and Imperial County and seeking funding for a program? Visit to learn more about our program grant opportunities.

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