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Please support the museum in fulfilling our mission to explore the natural world and the humanities to enrich the lives of thousands of people each year!

Donations and Gifts

Your donation to the Museum supports world-class research and instruction, the conservation of four million objects, and thought-provoking programs and exhibitions that educate, entertain and inspire.


Become a Museum member. Membership benefits include invitations to special lectures and events at the Museum and a 10% discount in the Museum's gift store.


Volunteers are an integral and well-respected part of the Museum. Supporting K-12 group activities, special events, and behind-the-scenes projects are just a few of the many opportunities available.