Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Eight million visitors a year come to the Museum to be inspired by the natural world. Innovative exhibits like Q?rius--a state-of-the-art educational space that invites visitors to interact with real specimens--are based on research performed by more than 330 of our very own scientists.

You can help inspire generations of visitors-to-come by donating online today.

Your gift makes it possible to renovate the dinosaur hall--one of the Museum's main attractions that first opened in 1910 as the Hall of Extinct Monsters--and to present the evolution of life on earth in an exciting new format as part of our Deep Time initiative.

With your support, we can launch the Global Genome initiative--in which scientists will collect and document DNA from all known living and extinct species. You will help them protect Earth's biodiversity.

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To donate by mail, send a check made out to the Smithsonian Institution to:
National Museum of Natural History
Office of Advancement
MRC 135 P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
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