Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
In March 2020, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose closed its doors in an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What was expected to be a short closure lasted 13 months, with only limited opportunities for visits to outdoor exhibit spaces. The museum re-opened in April 2021 at 25% capacity for indoor exhibits—restrictions that continued into summer due to mandatory county health directives. We talked with Cheryl Blumenthal, director of information systems and compliance, about staying connected with supporters and preparing for a new future with the benefit of Blackbaud solutions—including Blackbaud Altru, which is designed for the ticketing, membership, admissions, and fundraising needs of arts and culture organizations.