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Your generosity means the world to us

More than 110,000 visitors each year rely on the Bell Museum to ignite their curiosity and deepen their understanding of their connection to the natural world.

As the state’s official natural history museum, we rely on the support of individuals, corporations and private foundations to bring world-class exhibits, STEM education programs and essential collections-based research to you each and every day. Just in case you didn’t know it yet, donors are kind of a big deal!

To learn more about the impact of your gift contact:
Hannah Baines, Director of Development at or 612-626-2673
Laura Vitko, Membership and Development Manager at or 612-624-0089



Ways to Give

Make your gift, your way.

When you support the Bell Museum you know that every dollar is making an impact.
Make your tax-deductible gift today and support the exhibits, collections, education programs, research and initiatives at the Bell museum.


Visit our online giving page to make a gift using a credit card. Specify the fund you would like to support in the drop down menu under “Designate to specific program or area.” A list of Bell Museum funds are on the following tab.

Via Mail

Include a donation form with your Bell Museum gift designation and check & send to:

University of Minnesota Foundation
P.O. Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

Workplace Giving

Support the Bell Museum through your workplace giving campaign. Write in Bell Museum/UMN federal tax ID: 41-6042488.

Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of you gift through your companies matching gift program. Complete the matching gifts section on the gift form.
Not sure if your employer has a matching gift program? We can help, check our corporate matching gift database.

Everyday actions make a difference

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