Support from donors like you comes at the most important time in human history for biodiversity research and education. Biodiversity scientists and natural history museums are the stewards of information about life on the planet. Our collections are the foundation for global biodiversity research.

Our researchers study and document Earth’s fantastic diversity: its plants, animals and ecosystems, many of which are threatened or endangered. In addition, we train generations of students in the science of advancing this knowledge. The research these students and scientists pursue is the springboard for the museum’s exhibits, education and outreach programs.

We invite you to join our efforts by making a contribution to the Biodiversity Institute. Every gift — small or large — makes a difference. Plus, your gift of $30 or more will qualify you for the benefits of membership in the Friends of the KU Natural History Museum.

Looking for a unique way to support our research and museum? Our new Adopt-a-Specimen program provides specimens from the collections that are available for adoption in your name, the name of an organization, or in honor of someone you know.

Give Online

Using this link you can give by credit card through KU Endowment (a separate, secure site). You also can make a contribution by phone at 785.864.2344.

Have questions? Contact us at 785.864.2344 or email us.

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