Support Michigan State University Museum
Giving supports exhibits, collections and educational programs at the MSU Museum!
MSU Museum General Fund
Your generous support ensures that the MSU Museum continues to be a special place to explore, discover and experience. Gifts can be directed to specific areas including exhibitions, education, and collections, or you can contribute to the Museum’s general fund and allow the MSU Museum to allocate your gift to where it is needed most.
At the MSU Museum, exhibitions reflect current research and scholarship, provide unique opportunities for informal learning, and model best practices in museology and inclusive excellence. Gifts to the MSU Museum Exhibitions Fund ensure that the Museum continues to present new and exciting exhibitions that inspire inquiry, reflection, new knowledge, and action.
The MSU Museum offers educational programming for all ages including a preschool program, MSU student internships, a docent program, and interactive science and culture programs year-round. Gifts to our education fund ensure that the MSU Museum continues to provide educational programming that engages audiences, facilitates understanding, and inspires discovery.
Natural Science Collections Fund
Natural science specimens document the natural world, past and present. They are a critical resource for scientists and provide a biological database that is the basis for our understanding of the evolution and diversity of life on Earth. The Museum holds specimens of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and vertebrate fossils. Gifts to our natural science collections fund ensure that the MSU Museum continues to maintain standards of ethical and professional excellence in collections care and preservation.
Cultural History Collection Fund
Cultural artifacts document history and express human creativity and diversity. We are interested in how artifacts are made, how they are used, how they express human values and how they influence society and the lives of individuals. Our focus is on the cultural history of the Great Lakes region, and its roots and connections with other cultures. Collections are an irreplaceable world resource held in trust for the long-term benefit of society. Gifts to our cultural history collection fund ensure that the MSU Museum continues to maintain standards of ethical and professional excellence in collections care and preservation.