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This new project was primed to start in the 3rd grades through Novato Unified School District in the Fall of 2019, but it has been placed on hold due to the Covid-19 virus.


Kids can earn their very own pre-paid package including 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. There is no purchase necessary! Kids obtain the game boards through their local Novato schools and when completed, submit them to the Novato Chamber of Commerce in exchange for the pre-paid SMART Clipper Cards and entrance to the Children's Museum of Sonoma County (CMOSC).


Downtown merchants were 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, Novato Downtown Business Association, and 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.


Kids are getting their game board verified at the new Jolt! store on Grant Avenue, Novato.


Ride the SMART train from Novato to the Santa Rosa NORTH station and walk over the the Children's Museum.


CMOSC -- the Children's Museum of Sonoma County is located in Santa Rosa next to the Charles Schultz Museum.


Checking the heart beat of a baby doll is one of hundreds of hands-on activities at CMOSC.

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