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About MOMI

Founded in 2018, the Museum of Makers + Innovators (MOMI) is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization advocating for the Power of Play in development of critical life skills for our youngest learners.

 

MOMI aspires to build the premier family destination in New Jersey as a world-class hands-on museum for children and their families that inspires curiosity, fosters wonder, and ignites the lifelong love of learning through interactive experiences that connect nature, imagination, maker-based, and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) learning.

Mission & Vision

MISSION

Building a world-class hands-on museum for children and their families that inspires curiosity, fosters wonder, and ignites the lifelong love of learning.  

VISION

To be a global catalyst for playful learning, empowering individuals of all ages to become the curious creators and future problem-solvers the world needs.

Our Accomplishments

  • Established 501(c)(3) in 2018; ACM Emerging Museums member since 2019.

  • Conducted 24 FREE STEAM community events over three counties (Morris, Somerset and Passaic).

  • Built a strong community of volunteers across Northern New Jersey.

  • Raised over $200,000 first five years of operations (2019-2023).

  • Created the MOMI Thinkscape Park, NJ's first certified Playful Learning Landscape at Morris Marketplace in Morris County. 

  • Created robust partnerships with both private & nonprofit organizations including Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater Jewish Community Center, among many others.

  • Met with numerous elected officials and staff at the local, county, state & federal level.

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Our Team

The Board of Trustees at MOMI is truly exceptional.

 

Comprised of professionals from various fields and representing different parts of New Jersey, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to table.

  • Sara Sorenson - President and Founder

  • Dr. Beth Gelman - Vice President

  • Antoinette Segreto, Esq. - Treasurer

  • Meave Sheehan - Secretary

  • Marnie Kaplan - Chair,  Fundraising/Development

  • Samantha Soto Schwarm - Chair, Site Selection

  • Sergio Alati - Member

  • Jeff Grayzel - Member

  • Dr. Swetha Rana - Member

Interested in becoming a board member? Contact Us!

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