Southern California Children’s Museum is founded by a small, hardworking group of parents who saw a need for quality early childhood education options and decided to take action. Since receiving our 501c3 non-profit status, we’ve been operating one day programs and raising funds to create a permanent SCCM that can make a huge difference within our community.


Southern California Children’s Museum recently secured a permanent home in Pasadena! While we have opened our space, we have limited exhibits and continue to fundraise and research all of the fun exhibits we want to bring to life! We remain committed to bringing you high-quality educational exhibits and programming. Check out News and Events for more information and sign-up for email updates to stay informed about the ongoings of this great place.



From the start, we’ve always envisioned building a permanent home for Southern California Children’s Museum, with galleries for Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Farm to Table, and My California exhibits. Here, we could bring to life exciting experiences geared toward children under eight, including:

An interactive farmers’ market exhibit
A Hollywood Bowl dramatic play and music exhibit
A Santa Monica Pier water play exhibit
A Griffith Park Observatory camping exhibit
A LACMA Urban Light sensory exhibit
A library exhibit
A construction zone exhibit
A doctor’s office exhibit
A Rose Bowl float art and crafts exhibit

Simply put: We dream of more for SCCM, and we’re working hard to make it happen.

View Our Concept Sketches

Board Of Directors

The all volunteer 12-member Board of Directors is the driving force behind the Southern California Children’s Museum. We are committed to creating the region’s premier children’s museum dedicated to Arts, Culture, and the Humanities. Our board is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who are investing their time, talents and resources in the Southern California Children’s Museum in order to improve the lives of our children and quality of our community. We welcome open discussion regarding the current progress and future plans for the museum.



 Our Donors

Marisa and Ezra Callahan

Catherine and Justin Welch

Kate and Steve Sachs

Amy and Ted McNulty
Linda and Eric Elkaim
Maren and Charlie Hoecker
Nicolette and Tom Felgner
Suzanne Murphy and Michael Nordberg
Yun-Ping and David Mi

Alison and Ryan Turner
Amanda and Jason Tracey
Amy Richardson
Angela Yim and Scott Sullivan
Arianne and Brandon Shapiro
Ashley and Brad Barrett
Becky and Bryan Walley
Danielle Martin
Debbie and Bryan Merryman
Jackie and Rion Zimmerman
Jennifer Nguyen and Justin Mi
Jennifer Quan and Jon Livingston
Maureen and James Schimmoller
Michelle and Matt Poe
Julie and Craig Gerber
Kelly and Joe Self
Melissa and Blair Heuer
Roya and Jeff Fohrer
Sandy and Alan Whitman
Sandy and Jason Roberts
Stacy and Bryce Canfield
Stephanie and Robert Sepulveda
Suanne and Winston Mi
Trygve Siverson
Yassie Holiday

April Danz and Kelly Johnson
Danielle Albini
Deb and Jon Beckett
Elizabeth and James Bray
Jennifer and Matthew Goldman
Nicole and Vince Anido

Advantage Ford Lincoln
Amazon Smile Foundation
Arroyo Insurance Services
East West Bank
Enterprise Holdings
Gardner Grout Foundation
Heuer Family Charitable Fund
Hot Dog on a Stick
John Aaroe Group Community Foundation
Keith & Debra Cantrell Charitable Fund
Kona Ice
Los Angeles Partyworks
Los Angeles Turf Club
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation
Playhouse District Association
Pledgeling Foundation
Smart & Final Charitable Foundation
State Farm Insurance – TG Metzger
Tropical Shave Ice Truck
Union Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation
Whole Kids Foundation

  • Catherine Welch, Founder and President
  • Maureen Schimmoller, Co-Founder
  • Jennifer Quan, Treasurer
  • Maren Hoecker, Secretary
  • Allison Turner, Director of Grants & Foundation Relations
  • Amy Richardson, Director of Fund Development
  • Linda Elkaim, Director-At-Large
  • Roya Fohrer, Director-At-Large
  • Cheryl Liu Mang, Director of Marketing
  • Angela Yim-Sullivan, Director-At-Large
  • Kristen Shelton, Director-At-Large
  • Allison Leanos, Director-At-Large