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The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an oasis of nature in the heart of Chicago. As the urban gateway to nature and science, we connect our guests to nature and inspire students throughout the city.

We rely heavily on the generous support of our members, guests, foundations, and corporations. Read on to learn how you can support us at a variety of levels.

Jump To: Make a Donation | Amazon Smile Purchases | Stock & Wire Transfers | Corporate & Foundation Partnerships

Make a Donation

When you contribute to the Museum, you are supporting an award-winning education department that reaches more than 70,000 school children each year, dynamic exhibitions that inspire, entertain and stimulate curiosity, ground-breaking conservation work that gives rare butterflies new life and endangered Blanding’s turtles a better chance at survival, the Chicago Academy of Sciences Collection that is the definitive record of our region’s natural history, compelling citizen science projects that are among the nation’s best, and so much more! 

Make an Individual Gift Today    Giving FAQs

For more information on making a gift, please contact the External Affairs office at 773-755-5148 or

Make an Amazon Smile Purchase

You can also support the Nature Museum with your Amazon purchases. Simply click the button below to visit our Amazon Smile page, and make your purchase. When you do your shopping at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Bookmark the link and support us every time you shop.

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Make a Stock or Wire Transfer

Stock and wire transfers are another great way to support us. To make a stock or wire transfer, please contact our giving department at 773-755-5148 or at

Become a Corporate or Foundation Partner

For information on becoming a corporate or foundation partner or to view our current partnerships, please select one of the buttons below.

Corporate and Foundation Partnerships      Current Corporate and Foundation Partners   
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