GET INVOLVED

Getting involved at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is easy and fun

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History relies on our friends and neighbors in the Brazos Valley for support. Membership comes with benefits, and your gift is tax-deductible!

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Give your time to help with children's programs, tours, or special events.

DONATE

IRA Charitable Rollovers, Matching Gifts, and Planned Giving

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE MUSEUM

Become a member of the museum.

 

VOLUNTEERING

The Museum relies on volunteers to fill many roles. Some volunteers work with the public and others work behind the scenes. Some volunteers talk to school children on field trips, while others do data entry, work on special projects, help with family programs, or fundraising events.

 

No matter what kind of task they do, the Museum staff relies on volunteers to enrich our Museum and our community.

*Please call the Museum to schedule an interview if you are interested in volunteering.

 

DONATING

IRA Charitable Rollovers

Older Americans may contribute directly to the Museum from their individual retirement accounts, thanks to the PATH Act of 2015 which renewed and made permanent the IRA charitable rollover provision that originally began in 2006.

Matching Gifts

You may work for a corporation that offers a matching gift program of current employees, spouses, retirees and surviving spouses of retirees. A matching grant program may make it possible for you to double or triple the value of your contribution by following your employer’s matching gift procedures.

  • What is a Matching Grant Program?

    • You may work for a corporation that offers a matching gift program of current employees, spouses, retirees and surviving spouses of retirees. A matching grant program may make it possible for you to double or triple the value of your contribution by following your employer’s matching gift procedures.

  • How to Participate

    • Contact your Human Resources Department for eligibility information and to obtain a matching gift form. Enclose the completed form to us with your contribution. We will verify your contribution and return the form to your employer, who will send the match gift directly to the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History. Some companies, like Exxon Mobil, will also make a contribution to the Museum for your volunteer hours with us.

Planned Giving

How can you leave a legacy to your community, one that will have a meaningful impact on a worthy organization? You may want to consider contributing to the long-term financial stability of the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History with a planned gift or making provisions for the Museum in your estate plans.

IRS Regulations for End of Year Donations

IRS regulations require that end of year donations be determined by the postmark on the envelope in which the check is mailed or by the bank generated transaction form for on-line giving. The date on a check does not count. Donations receipted for 2020 must be postmarked / processed on-line, on or before December 31, 2020. Donations receipted for 2021 must be postmarked / processed on-line, on or before December 31, 2021. And so on. Thank you for your understanding. Please consult your tax preparer or IRS representative for more information.

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE MUSEUM

 

College Student/Senior Citizen: $30

1 person; individual level benefits
Students with a valid ID
Seniors (65 and older) with a valid ID

Student and Senior memberships must be purchased in person at the Museum

 

Individual: $50

1 person
Unlimited free admission year-round (from time of joining) for one person
Discount admission to special exhibits, lectures, classes, and camps
Invitations to special events

Dual: $75

Membership benefits for 2 persons
Individual level benefits for both

Family: $100

Membership benefits for 2 adults and 4 children or grandchildren (6 total)
Individual level benefits
Priority registration for Camps

Sponsor: $150

Family level membership
Invitation for two guests to special receptions
Priority registration for Camps

 

Contributor: $250

Family level membership
Invitation for two guests to special receptions
Two free tickets for admission to special exhibitions
High Priority registration for Camps

 

Benefactor: $500

Family level membership
Invitation for two guests to special receptions
Two free tickets for admission to special exhibitions
High Priority registration for Camps

 

President’s Circle: $1000 and above

Family level membership
Invitation for two guests to special receptions
Four free tickets for admission to special exhibitions
First Priority registration for Camps

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is a private, non-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve and protect cultural and natural history, to stimulate its understanding, and to encourage responsible stewardship of all natural resources. The Museum is funded by our Friends’ memberships, grants, program revenues, and other gifts. Your enduring commitment to the Museum’s mission helps us reach the $40,000 a month needed to offer our outstanding exhibits and educational programs and to preserve our collections for future generations. Your contribution makes a difference!

 
HOURS

Tuesday - Saturday

10am - 5pm

LOCATION

3232 Briarcrest Drive

Bryan, Texas 77802​

Tel: (979) 776-2195

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