There are many ways you can support the museum

Your gift will help future generations discover, examine, and uncover the wonders of science in the natural world.

For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Jennifer Acord, Director of Advancement, via email or 302-658-9111, ext. 313.

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports day-to-day operations of the museum, including our educational programs, exhibits, and scientific collections. Checks may be mailed to the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807, or donate online today. The museum also accepts gifts of securities and from Donor Advised Funds. Please contact us for more information. 

Museum Metamorphosis Capital Campaign

The Capital Campaign funds the transformation of our exhibits and public spaces to better meet the needs of our community. Support the museum today. 

Planned Giving

Planned gifts offer creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable needs. Whether you want to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, there are many opportunities to ensure that your goals will be fulfilled. Likewise, you can designate your contribution to support a specific aspect of the museum that is dear to your heart.

By supporting the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, your love of nature, science, education, and conservation can be expressed beyond your lifetime. Plan a gift to the museum, and you help us inspire future scientists and naturalists, as every donation goes towards igniting curiosity about the natural world for generations to come.

Creative and Flexible Strategies
Planned gifts offer creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable needs. Whether you want to put your donation to work today or benefit us after your lifetime, there are many opportunities to ensure that your goals will be fulfilled. Likewise, you can designate your contribution to support a specific aspect of the museum that is dear to your heart.

Nautilus Society
The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science established the Nautilus Society to honor the generosity of individuals who have made provisions in their wills or other estate plans to benefit the museum. These individuals are committed to the long-term success of the museum. When you plan a gift, you join other like-minded individuals enrolled in the Nautilus Society.
Benefits of the Nautilus Society
• Invitations to exclusive events
• Receive our newsletter
• Exclusive discounts and offers
• Opportunity for a behind the scenes tour of the museum
Become a Partner in DelMNS’s Future

Wills or Trust
This is the easiest way to make a significant impact. You can name DelMNS as a beneficiary of your will or trust. Consider including a percentage or fixed amount bequest. Following is sample text for a Will or Trust designation.
I bequeath __________ (dollar amount or % of estate) to the Delaware Museum of Natuure and Science a not-for-profit organization located at 4840 Kennett Pike, PO Box 3937 Wilmington, DE 19807, for its ongoing conservation and education purposes (or for a designated program you choose). Tax ID #51-0083535

Retirement Accounts and IRAs
Consider adding DelMNS as the first, second or final beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other retirement account. This is an easy way to protect the future of the natural world.

Life Insurance
This is a wonderful gift that can reduce taxes that may otherwise be due upon your death. You can name DelMNS as a beneficiary or co-beneficiary by amending an existing policy or even purchasing a new policy.

Certificates of Deposits or Bank Accounts
Certificates of deposits, savings accounts, or other savings plans can pass immediately to DelMNS as a Payable on Death (POD) beneficiary of the account.

Securities
Gifts of stocks, bonds and shares of a mutual fund can make a much larger gift than planned.

Real Estate
A gift of your property can make a great gift. Talk with your real estate professional or attorney.

Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Trust and Charitable Lead Trust
You may choose to establish a trust which allows you or other defined beneficiaries to retain income for life with assets of the trust accruing to DelMNS.

Corporate Sponsorships

We invite you to partner with us to support a great cause while increasing your exposure in the culturally-rich Brandywine Valley. We offer an exciting array of partnership opportunities throughout the year that assist businesses and other organizations in reaching their marketing goals and increasing their brand awareness. Customized packages are available to best meet the need for community and employee involvement.