“The Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum philosophy is that no child should be denied entrance due to financial restrictions. In working with the Seminole Police Department and the Family Resource Center, the museum opens up one December evening for families who have been identified as “needy” as determined by the local school system. Gifts are provided for each family comprised of toys and clothing and families play in the museum for 2 hours. In October, once again the museum hosts another free family night entitled “The Great Pumpkin Event” whereby families attend dressed in costumes, ride the SuperSonic Train, and just spending quality time together. Each child leaves with a sack of goodies to enjoy. In addition to the free family nights, the Children’s Museum fund raises to provide free admission for Title-I students in Oklahoma’s schools and free admission for children with special needs. In FY2018, we provided $19,000 scholarship admissions which allowed 2,714 children in at no cost. In FY2017, $12,100 was provided and in FY2016, we provided $19,708 worth of scholarship admissions. These three years has allowed close to 6,000 children into the museum on scholarships. It is the commitment of the Museum Trustees and Executive Board to
continue to provide quality educational activities for children of all backgrounds regardless of cost. We consider the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum a hero to Oklahoma because of the great need we address in assisting schools who want to broaden their students’ educational horizons. Due to so many budgetary constraints in public schools, we feel it our mission to fill in those gaps. We appreciate consideration for the prestigious “hero” award.”

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