Thank You

Because of you, we met our goal of $40,000 for this year’s Virtual Fall Benefit!

We are endlessly grateful for our “hive” of generous donors, sponsors, and friends. These contributions directly support Kidzu@Home programming and will help as we gradually (and safely!) reopen the museum.

We’re also thrilled about the positive response we’ve had to this brand new style of event, as well as to the speakers, stories, and Kidzu programs featured in the video!
Keep an eye out for video clips throughout our website and social media!

Featuring emcee Penn Holderness of the Holderness Family

Keynote Speaker: NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton-Green

Guest local celebrities:

NC Children’s Book Author Camille Andros, The Poetry Fox, and UNC’s Rameses

Bee Together … Apart!

We have missed seeing all of our friends and the community, but continue to provide programs, play, and learning. Support Kidzu’s service as a museum without walls to the children, families, and educators in our community! Online or outside, indoors or out, now more than ever Chapel Hill needs an outstanding children’s museum. Please join us to keep Kidzu thriving and poised to expand once 2020 is behind us!

Click here to donate and become a host!
If you wish to make a non-credit card payment,
please contact Sabrina Varney at

We thank our treasured hosts for their generosity at these levels:

Play Ambassador ($5,000 or more)

Betsy & Walter Bennett
Lisa & David Price
Ed Spence & Sallie Shuping-Russell

Play Champion ($2,500 – $4,999)

Thomas S. Kenan III
Rona & Craig Spitzer

Play Leader ($1,000 – $2,499)

Phyllis & Tyler Bennett
Jeff & Svetlana Fisher
Margaret Griffin
Betty P. Kenan
Jon Mills
Ron & Kimberly Pepple
Deborah & J. Edgar Roach
Tom & Susan Ross
Betsy Blackwell & John Watson, Jr.
Pam & John Zornick

Play Maker ($500 – $999)

Vincent & Stephanie Aurentz
Cathy Bryson
Tina & Stephen Clossick
Lee Smith & Hal Crowther
Annelise & Scott Hardin
Judy Jones
D.G. & Harriet Martin
Louise Martin
Ellen Stolzman & Ken Moch
Mary Norris & Pat Oglesby
Wyndham Robertson
Jim & Mary Sasser
Marcia Angle & Mark Trustin

Play Partner ($250 – $499)

Gretchen & Arthur Aylsworth
Dick & Lynda Baddour
Delores Bailey
Charles & Diana Coble
Elaine & Jim Foster
Jamie & Richard Holcomb
Joel & Sheila Levy
Lisette McCracken
Eve Mersfelder & Daniel Pogash
Lisa & Barry Van Deman
Jerry & Sondra Van Sant

Join our hive and become a Corporate Sponsor!

Contact Sabrina Varney at for more information. 

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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