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The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum connects people to the world of nature and science. We rely on the generosity of donors like you to support our innovative science education and conservation research. Please give today!

Jump To: Make a Donation | Make a Stock or Wire Transfer | Make an AmazonSmile Purchase | Make a Bequest or Planned Gift | Become a Corporate or Foundation Partner 

Make a Donation

When you donate to the Nature Museum, you are supporting:

  • Hands-on science education in schools in every part of Chicago
  • Dynamic exhibitions that inspire, entertain, and stimulate curiosity
  • Ground-breaking conservation research
  • Compelling citizen science projects and more!
Make an Individual Gift    Make a Tribute Gift


Donors at the $250 level and above will enjoy membership in one of our membership clubs or donor circles. For more information about how you can join this select group of people who care deeply about science and the wonderful work of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, please visit the Club and Circle page.

For more information on making a gift, please contact the External Affairs office at 773-755-5148 or donations@naturemuseum.org.

Make a Stock or Wire Transfer

Gifts of stock and appreciated securities are a great way to support the Nature Museum and realize significant tax savings at the same time. To make a stock or wire transfer, please contact our giving department at 773-755-5148 or at donations@naturemuseum.org.

Make an AmazonSmile Purchase

You can support the Nature Museum with your Amazon purchases. Simply click the button below to visit our AmazonSmile page, and make your purchase. When you do your shopping at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop.

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Make a Bequest or Planned Gift

To strengthen your lifetime impact, consider a bequest or other planned gift. For more information, please contact the External Affairs office at 773-755-5148 or donations@naturemuseum.org.

Become a Corporate or Foundation Partner

Corporate sponsorships are a wonderful way to align your company with the Nature Museum’s strong reputation, demonstrating your support for natural science education, local families, sustainability, and the environment. With exposure to thousands of local families through extensive marketing campaigns, companies can enjoy unique hospitality benefits including tickets, private event space, behind-the-scenes tours, and more!

For more information, please contact the External Affairs office at 773-755-5148 or donations@naturemuseum.org.

  
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