Support Our Mission: Share the Joy of Discovery

DogwoodMission Statement

To use our collections and scientific expertise to create knowledge that inspires an understanding of natural heritage, communicate the unity and interdependence of humanity and nature, and advocate for the protection of the earth and its inhabitants, while encouraging participation in the natural sciences.

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.

Strategic Plan 2017–2019

Download the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 2017–2019 Strategic Plan.