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Any organization as long-lived as ours has had its ups and downs. Our current challenge is to lay the groundwork for recovery so we can continue to protect this amazing place we call home.

Your support advances our work to study local biodiversity as well as inspire the next generation of conservationists. It keeps our scientists in the field working to study and conserve wildlife, inspires our educators to create distance learning resources and online events and programs, and helps our exhibition team plan and build exciting new spaces in the Museum.

You can make a difference in the future of our region—and every little bit helps.

There are many ways to support our organization. If you love nature and love The Nat, please consider becoming a member, renewing your existing membership, or making a gift to support the Museum.

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Ways to Give

Giving to The Nat is easy and tax-deductible. More.


We believe that nature is the biggest exhibition of all, and with the San Diego Natural History Museum, you can explore all that makes this region special. More.

Leadership Circles

Members receive the basic benefits of membership and also exclusive privileges and opportunities. More.

Planned Giving

You can help us fulfill our mission as a steward of our region’s natural environment by making the commitment of a future gift from your estate. More.

Corporate Membership

When your company makes a gift to any area or program of the San Diego Natural History Museum, you become one of our Natural Partners. More.


hare your respect for the environment by joining the San Diego Natural History Museum’s volunteer program. More.