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What is

209 Gives?

209Gives is a program of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin. A county-wide 24-hour virtual fundraiser that is designed to bring the county together, connect donors to local nonprofits, and raise unrestricted funds and awareness for San Joaquin County nonprofits.

For over 25 years the Museum has provided a safe, fun and educational facility for families. Although our operations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are more inspired than ever, to continue our goal of providing this space to children for the next 25 years.

What's next? After for being closed for the past year (397 days to be exact!) due the pandemic, we are thrilled to welcome back our visitors on April 16th! Not only that!...we are especially excited about plans for a new permanent exhibit, "Destination Space", coming soon to the Museum. Space exploration, rockets, astronomy, and aeronautics will come alive for kids as they interact with this awe-inspiring Space exhibit. Featuring our own hometown astronaut Jose Hernandez, "Destination Space" will be a great attraction to our city and a wonderful inspiration to our youth. Construction and installation are now in progress with completion planned in June 2021. How can you help BE PART OF THE MISSION? View the image below to see how far your donation will go!

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