Annual Fund

Launch discovery, support exploration!

This coming year, we aim to reach even greater heights, and we can’t do it without you. Your generous donation, whether big or small, powers our mission and enables us to keep exploring, innovating, and discovering with you!

A tax-deductible donation at any level to the unrestricted Annual Fund propels us forward into the new year. It allows the Museum to invest in the growth of our exhibitions, animals, campus, staff, and so much more.

We thank you for your continued support.

Annual Fund support, above and beyond membership and admissions, is a critical resource for the Museum. It supports a range of discretionary and programmatic needs, from exhibitions and educational programs to animal care and wetlands conservation.

Did you know that the Museum is a nonprofit? That means not only is your donation appreciated, but it’s vital!

You can make an unrestricted gift at any time throughout the year. And your employer may have a matching gift program.

In 2023 we have:

  • Welcomed thousands of local school groups for science and nature programming.
  • Celebrated diversity in science with events such as Black Excellence in Science, PRISM, and Celebramos.
  • Partnered with NASA, El Futoro, and El Centro Hispano to elevate Hispanic voices in STEM
  • Opened our redesigned Play to Learn.
  • Hosted our second annual state-wide youth-led Climate Summit.
  • Provided low-cost memberships through our Ignite Learning Program.
  • Welcomed visitors to our brand-new Barnes Welcome Hall thanks to the Barnes Family Foundation.
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