Ways To Give
There are many ways to support the Museum!
Gifts of any size help create exceptional exhibitions; send scientists around the globe in search of fundamental knowledge; and give promising young minds access to academic opportunity. Support the Museum today.
A sustaining gift is an easy and efficient way for you to support the museum through secure, automatic monthly payments from your credit card or debit card. Monthly giving is convenient way to spread out your gift over time. Begin your monthly support today!
Corporate matching gifts are a great way to add to your support for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their active and retired employees. Most participating companies will give charitable gifts at an equal amount and sometimes greater. Contact your company's Human Resources for more information.
Memorial & Tribute Gifts
Commemorate a family member, friend, or coworker with a passion for natural history. Celebrate a special occasion or honor a person’s life accomplishments. Your gift to the museum made in honor or memory of this special person ensures a legacy that extends far into the future.
When you leave a charitable gift to the National Museum of Natural History in your will, trust or by beneficiary designation, you forever become part of the mission. Your gift will help the Museum remain an a premier destination for learning and discovery, and will help to educate and inspire future generations of planet savvy citizens. Learn more about planned gifts.
To send a check, please make payable to “Smithsonian Institution” with “NMNH” in the memo line. You may mail to:
National Museum of Natural History
PO Box 418320
Boston, MA 02241-8320
Gifts of Securities, Wire Transfers, Charitable Gift Annuities
Please contact Samantha Bedell:
Phone: 202-633-0098 | Email: BedellS@si.edu
The National Museum of Natural History does not accept unsolicited donations of specimens, artifacts, or material goods of any kind, either by mail or delivered in person. Unsolicited donations may be disposed of, returned, or retained at the sole discretion of the NMNH.