Mini Museums for Education

I'm in the second row, on the far right - no beard in first grade!

Hello, everyone!

I was just seven years old when I first came up with the idea for the Mini Museum. Naturally, I wanted to share the Mini Museum with other children. I soon thought about children from all walks of life: every color and every country around the world. Four decades later, I am still so very excited about this idea.

Because I believe so strongly in science and history education, we set aside a certain number of Mini Museums from each edition to provide to schools, libraries, and other organizations that work with children all over the world through our Mini Museum Educational Donation Program. You will find details on the program below.

This program would not be possible without the kind support of many thousands of backers and customers all over the world. I am so very grateful for this opportunity. Thank you all so very much!

- Hans Fex, Creator and Chief Curator of the Mini Museum

Educational Donation Program Details

The program is simple.

  • Any organization working with children is welcome to apply. This includes, but is not limited to: schools, libraries, orphanages, community centers, churches, and museums.
  • There is no charge to apply or receive items through this program, though non-US recipients may need to cover a small import duty.
  • There is no restriction between private or public institutions or size.
  • Your organization can be anywhere in the world.
  • The only qualification is that your organization must work directly with children.
  • Application to the program does not guarantee receipt of an item. All donations are handled by a random drawing and all information is verified before items are sent. Duplicate entries are deleted, so please apply just once.

Now accepting applications for our latest round of donations for the Apollo 11 Command Module Foil specimen.
Details about Apollo 11.

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