Support Our Mission: Share the Joy of Discovery

botanyhallMission Statement 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History collects and cares for specimens and artifacts that document the history of life and human cultures.

How you can help 

A Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientist travels to the Caribbean island of Hispañola, and there discovers a new species of never-before-seen moth. The scientist brings that moth back to Pittsburgh, studies it, and puts it on display. In the museum, a child is wowed by this huge specimen with colorful wings and learns how scientists can use this moth to determine conservation strategies for the Hispañola’s endangered ecosystems. And decades later, that child—now a scientist herself, inspired by her visits to the museum—uses that specimen preserved in the museum’s collection to make new discoveries about the natural world in which we live.

And it all happened because of your support for Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

But this isn’t what “could be”—this is what happens every day with the donations individuals like you make to the museum. As one of the best natural history museums in America, Carnegie Museum of Natural History plays a unique role in our region. Supporting the museum helps provide educational and cultural programming for our region; it creates the exhibitions families love to visit together; and it maintains the research and collections that make critical contributions to scientific understanding of life.

Give today and help the museum inspire new discoveries in science—for our region, and for the world. Learn more about how you can support Carnegie Museum of Natural History as a Member, as part of the Discoverers program, or with an individual donation.

Adopt A Bird Band

The Adopt A Bird Band program invites nature lovers of all ages to become personally involved in supporting the vital biodiversity and conservation research at the core of Carnegie Museum of Natural History's mission. Adoptions make great gifts for bird lovers, budding naturalists, and conservation enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to celebrate nature in a unique and special way. Click here to explore the adoption website!