Get Involved | Donate and Support the Museum

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Museum and
make a difference!


Join us in our mission to create a place of lifelong learning, where people, from young child to senior citizen, embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community and their world.


With your support we can continue to provide the hands-on experiences with science and that natural world that our visitors love. Donate to our annual fund and help us reach our fundraising goal of $591,000, one dollar at a time!

Annual Fund

Gifts to our Annual Fund support every aspect of our educational mission – from designing and fabricating new exhibits to employing top-notch educators, and feeding and caring for our animals. You can also support our Summer Camp Scholarship Fund by donating here. 


Corporate and Foundation Partners

Demonstrate community leadership while supporting science education.  Corporate and Foundation Partners support annual operating needs and special projects.


Business Members

Business Members support science in our community while also receiving recognition, exclusive benefits for your employees, and more!


Supporting Membership

You will enjoy enhanced member benefits and recognition and your leadership will encourage others to invest in science education. The Chrysalis Society recognizes members who give $1,000 or more annually; Patrons are recognized for a contribution of $600 and Sustainers for a contribution of $300.


Capital Campaign

In addition to the Museum’s Annual Fund, you may wish to make a lasting mark on the Museum’s mission by investing in a capital project. We invite you to learn more about the Museum’s Climbing Higher Campaign to build two spectacular new outdoor exhibits.


Planned Giving

If you are considering leaving a legacy of support for the Museum by making a planned gift through your will or other means, we would be delighted to know about your plans.

The Museum of Life and Science is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Section at (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.