Monty Cleworth remembers his childhood visits to the Museum as if they were yesterday. Exploring the dioramas and even hosting one of his birthday parties in Gates Planetarium developed his interest in the natural world and his commitment to being a lifelong learner.
For Ed and Pat Martin, the Museum isn't just a place they go to
volunteer; it's a lifestyle.
For Peter and Cathy Dea, science is a lifelong passion.
Paul and Harriet Rosen -- longtime Museum volunteers -- wanted
high school students to have the opportunity to discover their full
potential, so they helped provide seed money for the Teen Science
The McConahey and Talley families have supported the Museum for
years, as donors, advocates, and volunteers on boards and
committees. Now, Ben and Tiffany are carrying on the family
Your support for the Museum powers youth and adult education programs, conservation of artifacts and specimens, scientific research, and world-class permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Foundation and Government Grants
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Your support makes it possible for us to collect, preserve, and share our unique treasures.
This year the Museum is investing in a new Volunteer Engagement Center. A welcoming area located in the heart of the Museum will be created specifically for our amazing volunteers.