MAKE exhibit


The MOST benefits from your generous gifts of in-kind items, and we have several areas of particular need. Please consider making a donation of these materials so children can continue to discover, learn & play. Supplies may dropped off at the front lobby during museum hours.

MAKE Exhibit

Children love the MAKE exhibit and we go through more craft supplies than some preschools! Please consider donating NEW craft supplies:

  • Crayons
  • Construction paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Craft sticks and small wood blocks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Snap clothespins
  • Plastic “jewels”
  • Pompoms of all sizes
  • Paper plate
  • Paper cups
  • Play-Doh in small containers
  • Tape


With 90,000 total square feet to maintain, including over 35,000 square feet of exhibit space, and 110,000 visitors a year, you can imagine how many cleaning supplies we use! Please consider donating NEW supplies that we use every day:

  • Bleach in gallon containers, any brand
  • Heavy-duty paper towel rolls
  • Windex in gallon containers
  • Spic-n-Span Disinfecting All-Purpose Spray and Glass Cleaner, spray bottle
  • Swiffer duster refills
  • 36-inch dust mop heads
  • Commercial microfiber mop heads
  • Commercial microfiber wipes

As you can imagine, we have to replace vacuum cleaners and other equipment frequently. If you are interested in funding commercial cleaning equipment, please contact Lauren Kochian by email or at 315-425-9068 x2122.

Paper and Meeting Supplies

We print science handouts for our visiting students and that takes a lot of paper! We also have the usual office and meeting support needs. Please consider donating these NEW items:

  • 8½” by 11” 20# 98 bright copy paper
  • White plastic table cover roll
  • Paper plates and napkins, plastic cutlery