Access for Families In Need

LaunchPAD Children’s Museum wants every child in the Siouxland region to be able to enjoy this interactive learning experience regardless of income, ability or background. Thanks to the generous support of Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) and other donors, LaunchPAD has discounted and free admission passes and membership available for children and families in need. LaunchPAD Kids’ Access provides several different programs.

#1. Kids’ Access Family Membership Program

Siouxland area families with children under age 10 can receive a LaunchPAD Kids’ Access membership at half-price ($49.50 vs. the regular $99) by completing an application and submitting the appropriate income verification, which may include any one of the following government-issued documents/letters:

  • FIP / TANF (Family Investment Program / Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)
  • Social Security Disability
  • Foster care

Kids’ Access Family Membership provides unlimited admission for one year for 2 adults and up to 6 dependent children under age 18 within a household. The Access Membership card must be renewed with the accompanying income verification each year.

Click here to download the application. Applications are only accepted via mail or in-person Tuesday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Applications are not accepted on the weekends. For additional information, call 712-224-2542 or email info@launchpadmuseum.com.

#2. Kids’ Access Program for Social Service Agencies

LaunchPAD provides a free program for nonprofit and government agencies which serve low income families/children or other families with persons who may be complex learners or have other special needs. A qualifying adult can check out the card from the agency office. There must be 1 adult per every 4 children in attendance. Agencies participating in this program include:

  • American Indian Council
  • Boys Town
  • Cherokee/Ida Drug Endangered Children's Alliance
  • Community Action Agency
  • Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Crittenton Center Child Development Program
  • Crittenton Center HOPES Program
  • Crittenton Center Shelter
  • GiGi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center
  • Girl's Inc. Of Sioux City
  • Jackson Recovery Center Women and Children's Center
  • Lutheran Service In Iowa
  • Lutheran Services In Iowa - Iowa Kids Net
  • Mary J. Treglia Community House - Camp Imagination
  • Opportunities Unlimited
  • Prime Assisted Living
  • South Sioux City Early Childhood Special Education
  • Women Aware

Agencies interested in signing up for this program can click here to download the application. When completed please email to info@launchpadmuseum.com and LaunchPAD will email you regarding status of application.


#3. Kids’ Access Program for Daycares, Pre-Schools and Youth Organizations

LaunchPAD provides a program for daycares, pre-schools and youth organizations who plan to make regular visits (3 or more times per year) to the museum. The organization pays according to a tiered fee schedule based on the number of children served. For organizations where more than 50% of the children’s families fall below the poverty line, the annual fee is half price. Organizations interested in participating in this program can click here to download the application.

#4. Kids’ Access Program for School Field Trips

All schools in the region automatically qualify for a 25% discount off our regular rate of $8 per person. The admission price for each child is $6. Teachers are always free. Adult chaperones for the field trip are also free. LaunchPAD requires that each field trip group have 1 adult per every 4 children. For schools where more than 50% of the children receive reduced or free lunches, the admission rate is lowered to $4 per child. Kids' Access Program for School Field Trips is only available June 1st through March 31st.  Field trips should always be scheduled in advance with the LaunchPAD staff. Call 712-224-2542 or email info@launchpadmuseum.com.

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