Your Support is Needed...

The museum is partially supported by the generosity of its donors and sponsors. If you're thinking of giving, there are many ways to support the museum, from private donations, to corporate sponsorships and major gifts. You can also give to one of our new endowments funds — or establish a named endowment for a program that's important to you. Click below to learn which opportunity is best for you.

Sponsors enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they are contributing to the community and the visibility that comes from this status.

Contact Nora Webber at 734.936.5834 or norawe@umich.edu for assistance in choosing the best plan to support your interests and for assistance with the process.

Make A Gift

There are many options for giving to the Museum of Natural History. Contact Nora Webber at 734.936.5834 or norawe@umich.edu for assistance in choosing the best plan to support your interests and for assistance with the process.

The links below to the University of Michigan giving site provide an overview of different types of giving.

 

  • Plan a gift to protect and preserve the Museum for generations to come. You can include the Museum in your will, make gifts of appreciated stocks, or make gifts that pay you or your loved ones an income.

Our Highest Priorities

Like science, the museum's needs are always evolving. You can help provide crucial funding for programs and projects that are most in need of support by making a donation to the Museum of Natural History Strategic Fund.

These gifts allow the museum the flexibility, and funds, to bring the best in educational programs to the community throughout the year.

Museum Endowments

Endowment funds help secure the future of Museum programs for generations to come. If you’re interested in contributing to any of these endowments, click the “Donate Today” link above and type the last name in the “Search for Funds” field. If you’re interested in establishing a fund in your name, please contact Nora Webber at norawe@umich.edu or 734-936-5834.


Read more about our current endowments.

Museum Sponsorship & Matching Gifts

Supporting the U-M Museum of Natural History programs is an opportunity for your company to give back to the community and be recognized.

Read more about Museum Sponsorship.

Major Gift Opportunities

U-M's science is on display at the new U-M Museum of Natural History in the Biological Sciences Building!

Our exhibits, programs and spaces were designed to present U-M’s world-class collections with the latest scientific information with an emphasis on communicating and sharing science with the public.

We are pleased to offer a variety of naming opportunities that will have a permanent impact at the new museum. Naming opportunities are available for individuals, families, and organizations. The range of opportunities enable donors a way to pay tribute to their relationship with the museum or honor someone special in their lives. Giving options include major gifts, planned gifts, and multi-year pledges.

Please contact Assistant Director for Development Nora Webber for more information at norawe@umich.edu or 734-936-5834.

Support the new Planetarium & Dome Theater

The new U-M Museum of Natural History’s Planetarium & Dome Theater continues the museum’s tradition of entertaining and educating generations of planetarium visitors. Once inside the theater, audiences will be dazzled by images displayed by the state-of-the-art, full-dome projection system, including:

  • Powerful, customizable projection technology that will bring a wide range of subjects and new discoveries alive for U-M students, school groups, and the public

  • Seating for 57 people for lectures, film series, or small concerts

Donations will support the purchase of pre-recorded programs on topics ranging from archaeology to zoology, as well as visualizations to enhance shows developed in-house.

Please contact Assistant Director for Development Nora Webber for more information at norawe@umich.edu or 734-936-5834.

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