A new project in the developmental stages is providing young children with a pre-paid package including their very own SMART Clipper Card programmed with a round-trip fare and a pre-paid day at the Children's Museum of Sonoma County. The idea is that we love downtown Novato, we love the concept of using the SMART train, and we love getting kids excited about STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – by providing them with a free day of exploration at the beautiful and awesome Children’s Museum of Sonoma County (CMOSC).


To earn this package, families visit downtown Novato with a Community Game Board. Attendance is verified by downtown merchants or businesses. Kids obtain the game boards through their local Novato schools and when completed, submit them to the Novato Chamber of Commerce in exchange for pre-paid SMART Clipper Cards and entrance to the Children's Museum of Sonoma County (CMOSC).


Downtown merchants are not asked to pay for this. We are soliciting funding from individuals and other generous sponsors. The Soroptimist organization is the manager of the project and working with Novato Unified School District, downtown merchants and agencies, and the Novato Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in donating, send a check to "Soroptimist" and mail it to PO Box 1267, Novato, CA  94948. Indicate on the check that it is for SMART 2 CMOSC!

Stay up to date with the progress of this new project here or contact Carole Bennett. You can be on a special email update.

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Soroptimist International of Novato

Post Office Box 1267

Novato, CA  94948

TAX ID NUMBER 23-7290674