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Join the thousands of museum-lovers and support the Springfield Museums’ mission today!

Donations support everything you love about the Springfield Museums—especially the Museums’ ability to inspire exploration, spark curiosity, generate awe, and sustain a love of learning through exhibits and hands-on activities.

By donating today, you help the Museums offer ongoing educational programing and lifelong learning, changing exhibitions and refreshes of current exhibitions. Most importantly, your donation continues a legacy.

In the late 1800s George Walter Vincent Smith and his wife Belle Townsley decided to share their vast art collection with the people of Springfield. This munificent act led to the construction of Springfield’s first museum and sparked an era of philanthropy that continues today.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you the Springfield Museums are able to host world-class exhibitions, present valuable educational programming and delight visitors from around the globe with everything from dinosaurs to the Cat in the Hat, ancient Greek statues to contemporary sculptures, and stone-age tools to combustion engines.

We could not do it without your support.

Your gift ensures that the Springfield Museums can continue to be a vibrant center for arts and culture in our community. We thank you for your support.

Every single gift matters! If you love the arts, history, science, Seuss, Springfield, donate today!

Legacy Society

A bequest or charitable trust to the Springfield Museums provides an enduring legacy and will help to ensure the long-term financial stability of the Museums and the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden.

Tribute Donations

The Springfield Museums often receive gifts from Members and donors that are made in memory or in honor of a loved one. Tributes may be designated in support of collections funds in the individual Museums, special projects, scholarships to the Museum School, or other projects. Tributes are fully tax deductible.

For a list of Tribute opportunities, please contact the Development Office: 413.263.6800, ext. 458, or email to

Vehicle Donations

Give your old car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat new life by donating it to the Springfield Museums.

Goods & Services

The Museums are grateful for donation of goods or professional services. Recent in-kind donations have included things such as rubber gloves and trash bags for the annual Earth Day Clean-Up, printing of invitations, holiday decorations, refreshments and more.


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Donation Requests

The Museums are honored to support the community through in-kind donations to non-profit organizations and schools.

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Chosen Critters

Support the Springfield Science Museum’s efforts to educate visitors about wild animals and their habitats by symbolically adopting an animal.

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