Ways to Give

Make a Gift

Help engage and educate visitors about life in the natural world, inspire current and future generations of scientists, and establish an enduring legacy of academic and scientific excellence.

You will be directed to the UT Austin Giving page, where the “Texas Science & Natural History Museum” will be pre-selected. Your gift is tax-deductible, and 100% of your donation will directly benefit the museum. 


 Texas Science & Natural History Museum is a self-supporting unit of The University of Texas at Austin and depends on the philanthropic support of members and donors. Another way to support the museum is through an annual membership

The Evolution Campaign

For more than 80 years, Texas Science & Natural History Museum has told the stories of our state’s rich natural history and life on Earth. We’re extremely proud of our past and even more excited about our future.

The newly reopened museum seeks philanthropic partners to continue its evolution into a premier destination on the UT Austin campus and to update existing exhibits that create compelling educational experiences for today’s audiences.

Areas of Support

museum education

Educational Programming

Foster a robust educational experience for all students and take curricula and programs to communities and schools of greatest need.


Exhibit Evolution

Support the creation of innovative new exhibits that bring spectacular fossils, wildlife and innovative research to life.

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Endowed Excellence Fund

Help ensure the museum’s long-term sustainability as a treasured community resource.

For more information on the Evolution Campaign, corporate and foundation partnerships, and naming opportunities, please contact Joe Youngblood, Museum Development Officer at Joe.youngblood@austin.utexas.edu or 512-658-0440.


Prefer to send your gift via mail? 
Mail checks payable to:
Texas Science & Natural History Museum
Attn: Development
2400 Trinity St. (Mail Code D1500)
Austin, Texas 78712

Federal EIN: 74-6000203-C

“Science education is a foundational cornerstone of our world. Texas Science & Natural History Museum is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap from past discoveries to future innovations.”
—David Vanden Bout, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences