Ray Bradbury Experience Museum

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Raised by 23 people in 3 months
Ray Bradbury Experience Museum

It’s Ray Bradbury’s birthday, but he deserves more than this.

Piece of Ray Bradbury’s now demolished home in Cheviot Hills, California. Donated July 2018 by Ray Bradbury’s former neighbors to the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum.

They said he painted his house in Los Angeles yellow because it reminded him of dandelions in Green Town. In the basement of that house, Ray Bradbury wrote “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and over 500 stories, plays, and screenplays.

He’s famous all over the world.
His achievements are literally stellar. NASA honored his imagination with “Dandelion Crater” on the moon and “Bradbury Landing” on Mars.

But here’s the sad truth.
Ray Bradbury’s home in Los Angeles was flattened in 2015. Hundreds of American writers are celebrated with a hometown museum. None exists for Bradbury.

Now that can change. 
People from all over the country are coming together. They believe Ray Bradbury deserves more. They’ve taken his advice to “Jump and get your wings on the way down.” And now, the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum is underway.

It will honor him right in his hometown, Waukegan, Illinois.

In his beloved Green Town that he immortalized in “Dandelion Wine” and other stories.

Where the ravines, circuses, and mysterious houses fired up his young imagination.

With your help, Ray Bradbury will “live forever.” Join so many others who daily are donating in-kind services, expertise, other volunteer time, as well as making financial contributions. Together, let’s give him this long-overdue tribute. Let’s build the museum now.

Say “Happy Birthday” by donating today!
Your birthday gift to Ray, in any amount, will truly make a difference. It will launch the first exhibit area, the jet fuel to opening the doors to the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum in 2020.

Thank you!

The Ray Bradbury Experience Museum is in development now! 
Opening in 2020  in   "Green Town"     Waukegan, Illinois 
Ray Bradbury's Home Town

Ray Bradbury's imagination flourished in Waukegan, Illinois, the famed “Green Town” in his stories. Now the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum is underway in Green Town! 

Donate today. You'll be building the first RBEM Interactive Exhibit Area, the Martian Chronicles area. It will immerse visitors in Bradbury's timeless themes: Space, Time Travel, Boundaries of Human Endeavor. 

"Jump and build your wings on the way down."
Like Bradbury, our dedicated teams are jumping in to make it a reality. Jump in and build with us!  Your contribution builds the first exhibit area, including:

Mars Interactive Globe  —  Interactive Bradbury Stories  — Augmented Reality Viewer— Shareable Social Media — Interactive Drop Table  — and more. . . .

See Sam Weller, authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury, author of the Bradbury Chronicles, visiting RBEM offices in Green Town with students from Columbia College, Chicago. 

In gratitude for your donations RBEM will send: for your $15 donation, an RBEM button; for your $35 RBEM, a button, bookmark, and postcard; for your  $75 donation, an RBEM t-shirt; for your $100 donation, an RBEM hat.

Thank you for your gift!
Ray Bradbury Experience Museum Committee and Teams
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At SDCC setting up in San Diego now! Ray Bradbury Experience Museum team member Irene Edgar says "Visit I-02." Ray Bradbury jumped into the first Comic-Con when a couple of teenagers invited him. He said, "OK, I'll appear for free." That was when 250 people attended. Now 130,000 fans attend. At RBEM, we're jumping in too. Won't you jump in and make this museum a reality! Donate today!
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$2,125 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 3 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Ray Bradbury Museum
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