Now, more than ever, your support matters. Monetary support of the Virginia Museum of Natural History directly impacts the museum curators' research; the outreach work that our education staff provide to students all across the Commonwealth; and the remarkable exhibits that you can see when you come to visit the museum. We appreciate your support!
Ways You Can Support the Museum
Become a VMNH Member
The museum offers a wide variety of membership levels for individuals, families, students, educators, businesses and organizations. Each membership level provides unique benefits, while all levels include free admission to the museum!
Donate to the VMNH Discovery Fund
Your support matters! From providing education scholarships to making possible the next great scientific discoveries, your VMNH Discovery Fund contribution will help expand science education, research and exhibits throughout the Commonwealth and beyond during the coming year.
Become a Corporate Partner
A Corporate Partnership with the Virginia Museum of Natural History 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.
Have Something Named After You
A variety of naming opportunities exist at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, from endowed curator positions to individual displays.
Plan a Gift
You can achieve your personal financial goals and leave a legacy of support for the Virginia Museum of Natural History by using various legal and tax strategies to plan a gift to VMNH.
Give the Gift of Stocks and IRA Distributions
Gifts of stock are a great way to support the Virginia Museum of Natural History, allowing you to claim a charitable deduction for the full market value of the securities on the date the gift is made.
Become a Volunteer
Museum volunteers play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of the museum. From interpreters leading guided tours of the exhibit galleries for school children, to volunteers cleaning fossils in the museum's paleontology lab, the museum has a place for everyone, whatever your interest.