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Your gifts make a difference!

Contributions are essential to keep our animals fed, to offer science and nature educational programs in-person and online, and to continue conservation and sustainability efforts throughout our region. Your investment provides direct support to museum educators who are working with schools across Chicago, helping teachers expand their knowledge and abilities in leading science instruction for their students. Vital conservation and research efforts in our community are thriving thanks to your donation.


Your investment at any level supports all of this work, connecting students and families with the wonders of nature and science.

Please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to the Nature Museum today.

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To make a gift from your donor-advised fund, IRA, or a stock transfer, please contact Dan Moss, Vice President of Advancement, at or at 773-755-5151.

Thank you for your generous support!

Giving FAQs

Yes- your annual fund gift to the Nature Museum Annual Fund is fully tax deductible. The Nature Museum encourages you to consult your tax professional to determine your appropriate tax filing.

Annual Fund gifts over $250 include membership benefits. Please contact us for information about the exclusive benefits reserved for our generous donors.

No – your contact information will not be sold or shared with any other entity or organization. The Nature Museum will contact you from time to time to share exciting updates about our own exhibits and events.

Yes – the Nature Museum welcomes the opportunity to help increase the size of your gift by working with your employer’s matching gift program. Please contact your HR department for more information. If you have questions, our staff would be happy to assist. Please contact us at 773-755-5151 or

Yes, you can. To do so, please contact our giving department directly at 773-755-5151 or

For additional information on Individual, Corporate, or Foundation giving, please call 773-755-5151 or email

Our Form 990 and Annual Report can be found here. You can also visit our Candid Guidestar profile and our Charity Navigator profile for more information.

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