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Your Support Makes a Difference

You can be a part of the big picture here at theNAT. It’s our mission to educate our community about our unique environment and to inspire a love of nature in more than 400,000 students and visitors every year. And when you visit and give back to theNAT, our mission comes to life in countless ways that benefit the entire San Diego community.


Annual Fund-Our "Greatest Needs" Fund

Donations to the Annual Fund are absolutely essential. Your Annual Fund gift supports a wide range of ongoing activities, from delivering nature education to school children to developing new exhibitions to funding groundbreaking research that is advancing scientific discovery. And, when you make a convenient monthly donation, you create reliable, sustainable support we can count on all year long.

Corporate Giving

When your company makes a gift to any area or program of the San Diego Natural History Museum, you become one of our Natural Partners. This year-long membership provides great benefits to your company and employees.

Planned Giving

Help ensure that the Museum remains a source of lifelong 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. Click here to learn more.

Ways to Give

You can make a tax-deductible donation to the San Diego Natural History Museum through any of the following methods:

  1. Donate securely online;
  2. Call 619.255.0359 to make a gift by phone;
  3. Call 619.255.0359 to learn how to make a gift of stock;
  4. Mail a check payable to SDNHM to: P.O. Box 121390, San Diego, CA 92112; or,
  5. Make a donation on your next visit to the Museum—any member of our staff will be happy to assist you.