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Recognition Opportunities in
the New Dinosaur Hall!

Your family’s name can be a part of one of the world’s finest dinosaur halls. Our new exhibit boasts recently excavated specimens, more fossils than any dinosaur hall in the world, and an eye-opening representation of the real, behind-the-scenes processes of paleontology.   
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Support NHM Next and
Become a Member!

Your membership contributes directly to the NHM Next Campaign — which means you’ll be supporting our scientific research, the preservation of our extraordinary collections, and the exhibitions in which that scientific expertise and our 35 million objects and specimens converge!
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Your Support Makes a Difference

Gifts from friends like you allow the Natural History Family of Museums to serve our community with inspiring education programs, groundbreaking scientific research, and the care, study, and exhibition of our collections.


Adopt a Butterfly Today!

For as low as $75 you can adopt a butterfly from our very own Butterfly Paviliion. Choose from four different butterfly species that are seen fluttering about in the pavilion.

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Join the Evolution!

Thanks to the generosity of public entities, private foundations, corporations, and individual donors, including leadership gifts from our Trustees, we have raised a total of $117 million toward the $135 million NHM Next Campaign

Planned Gifts

Ensure that the Natural History Museum remains a source of learning and discovery for generations to come!  Planned gifts include bequests through your will or trust, gifts of real estate, life insurance, or other assets. In some cases, your gift to the Museum can provide you with income during your lifetime. Learn more.

Gifts in Honor or in Memory

Make a thoughtful tribute in memory of someone special or celebrate a special occasion. Your contribution will be acknowledged by informing the family or friend you designate. Donate now. 

Corporate and Foundation Giving

The Natural History Family of Museums supports a variety of ways in which your organization can give including sponsorships, corporate membership pacakges, and program support.  Learn more.

For more information on these and other giving opportunites, please contact Jonathan Gillett at