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Discovery Fund

Your gifts to the VMNH Discovery Fund provide vital support for the museum's education, exhibits and scientific research programs.



Join today to support the museum while receiving special members' only benefits, including free unlimited admission, invitations to receptions and events, discounts in the VMNH Museum Store and PALEO Cafe, and free reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums and science centers nationwide. Click here to see the list of participating museums and science centers in the ASTC program.

Rives Coleman

"Our daughters love the museum and its exhibits, and they would like to go every day.  The family membership is a great way for a family to contribute to VMNH and the benefits are superb."

       - Rives Coleman, Member of the Virginia Museum of Natural History


Corporate Partnership

Your VMNH Corporate Partnership is a great way to provide a variety of benefits to your employees while also supporting a dynamic institution that reaches citizens across the Commonwealth and beyond. The museum offers Partnership categories for businesses of all sizes and budgets, with each level providing an excellent return on investment for your company.

Endowment/Planned Giving

Your Endowment gifts provide long-term income for the museum's education, exhibits and scientific research programs while improving education, quality of life and economic growth across the region.  To learn about naming opportunities for donations toward the museum's Endowment, please click here.  To speak to someone directly about this donation opportunity, please contact Ryan Barber, deputy director of VMNH, at 276-634-4163 or via email at ryan.barber@vmnh.virginia.gov.

You can as much as triple your gift to the Virginia Museum of Natural History if you or your spouse works for a company that will match your personal contribution through an employee/retiree matching gift program. Check with your human resources department to see if your company will help us make your dollars stretch even further.



The traditional way...

To send your donation by check, please note the address below.

Virginia Museum of Natural History
Advancement Office
21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112