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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is a place of awe and wonder, and it preserves an irreplaceable record of Earth’s ever-changing physical, biological, and cultural diversity. Join our community today and together we will fuel curiosity and inspire the next generation of knowledge seekers through active exploration and discovery.
We don't just tell Earth's story - we help write it.
"Each visit to the Museum - whether to see an exhibit or go behind the scenes with a scientist - leads us to marvel at the diversity and complexity of our planet. The Museum is a treasure for both its learning experiences and its research. We are pleased to support an organization that's committed to making our world stronger through science and education." 
- Hannah and Michael Mazer - Volunteers and Leadership Circle Members
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Support for the museum can come in many shapes and sizes, but they all make a difference, from funding scientific discoveries that help us understand our planet and its cultures, to building exceptional exhibits that awaken the curiosity of visitors, to giving your time as a volunteer, your support makes a difference. 
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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1000 Madison Drive NW
Washington, D.C. 20560
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10 AM to 5:30 PM, except Dec. 25
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