The Great Lakes Children’s Museum is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The museum was created to provide hands-on, interactive, and informal educational environments for children and the adults in their lives that invite curiosity, allow exploration, encourage participation and celebrate the child-like wonder in all of us. The museum has accomplished that mission since 1998, offering hands-on educational opportunities to the children and families in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula, the midwest, the USA and Canada. The museum was incorporated as a Michigan nonprofit corporation in 1998. It obtained formal acknowledgment of its tax-exempt status from the IRS in 2000.