Business Partnerships

Why you should join

The Museum’s mission is to connect people with nature and inspire stewardship of the natural world. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth and evolution. From 2016-2017, memberships grew 18% and general attendance increased 17%. As a fully independent nonprofit, the Museum relies on community support to fund education programs, exhibits, public programs and new initiatives.

How it works

Business partnerships represent one-year commitments to support general operating needs, programs, temporary exhibits, special events and collections. Partners receive recognition in print, digital and gallery promotions for the sponsorship opportunities of their choice. Business partnerships also represent a tax-deductible investment. SCMNH Tax ID 94-2427733.

Levels of support

$250+ The Bobcat Club
Sponsorship of three consecutive regular events
Naturalist Night Lectures • Walks and Workshops

$500+ The Egret Club
Sponsorship of a premier education or public program
One Rio Theatre Speaker Event • Summer Kick-Off Festival • The Art of Nature Exhibit • Summer Art Series • Spring or Summer Camps • Fall Special Exhibit

$1,000+ The Coyote Club
Sponsorship of two premier public programs
Rio Theatre Speaker Series • Summer Kick-Off Festival •
The Art of Nature Exhibit • Summer Art Series •
Spring or Summer Camps • Fall Special Exhibit

$5,000+ The Grey Whale Club
Sponsorship of an entire program or initiative
School programs at the Museum • Field school programs at Neary Lagoon and Pogonip • Complete Naturalist Night Lecture Series • The Fossil Dig Pit The Museum’s Native Garden • Collections

Standard Benefits (All Levels)
• Recognition on the Museum’s website and in Annual Report
• Invitation to annual Patrons Reception and other VIP events throughout the year
• Tickets to your sponsored events and programs
• Free Museum guest passes

In-Kind Sponsorships

The Museum also welcomes in-kind contributions of goods and services from businesses to support programs, events and fundraising efforts. Sponsorship recognition opportunities available.

Join us

See our current list of business partners and
contact us about signing up. For questions, please contact
the Museum at or 831-420-6115.