Support the Museum with a Donation

Spectacular exhibits, like our famous "Terror of the South" dinosaur exhibit, need your support — and so do the extraordinary research labs, live animals, educational programs, and collections that make your Museum one-of-a-kind.


You can make a Difference!

Help Friends of the Museum in its effort to support the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Your charitable contribution supports groundbreaking research, exceptional exhibits, mind-opening programs and educational events which have inspired nearly three million visitors since the opening of the Nature Research Center.

Planned Giving

Passionate about supporting the Museum’s mission even after your lifetime? It's not only possible, it's easy to do with a planned gift. Creating a bequest or charitable gift annuity, or giving appreciated stock, may offer better tax savings for you than an outright gift of cash. In addition, some planned gifts can give you guaranteed income for life.

Educators of Excellence Fund

The Educators of Excellence Fund empowers educators by improving their teaching skills and inspiring them to remain committed to the profession of teaching.

The Fund:
  • Provides a stable funding source for the Museum to continue and to expand opportunities for experience-based teacher education.
  • Enables outstanding educators to experience the natural world firsthand.
  • Teaches students about our many ecological connections to the rest of the world by informing and empowering their teachers.
  • Maintains a network for exceptional educators across the state for support and continued learning.

Become a Supporter of Excellence! Gifts of $1,500 (may be paid over three years) include recognition as a Supporter of Excellence in the Educators of Excellence Fund brochure and on the Educators of Excellence program application. For information, please contact Liz Baird ( at 919.707.9893 for information.

Donate to the Educators of Excellence Fund

Brimley Society - $1000 and above

The Brimley Society, named after the founding fathers of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, celebrates the Museum’s remarkable success and its ambitious vision for the future. Proceeds from the Brimley Society sustain the Friends of the Museum's support for educational programs, research and exhibits.

Brimley Society members receive an array of benefits in appreciation of your support. Visit Brimley Society for more information about the Society and its benefits, or contact the development office at

Join the Brimley Society

Corporate Partners Program

Corporate Membership
Corporate Members of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences enjoy a unique menu of benefits while supporting the mission of an internationally recognized nature and science museum. From special events exclusively for employees and their families to networking and client development opportunities, partnership with the Museum enhances your company brand and enables the Museum to provide high-quality programming. For more information, contact the development office at

Corporate Sponsors
The Museum hosts a number of featured traveling exhibitions and other interesting programs and projects. If you are interested in putting your company’s name on an exhibition and demonstrating your commitment to cutting edge science education, with benefits that may include tickets, logo placements, and more, please contact the development office at