Object of Affection is a creative way to make a donation to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, while celebrating the unique array of objects and specimens held at the Museum. We have selected 250 objects for individual sponsorship, and donors are invited to select the object that is just right for them. Each object can only be sponsored once. Donors are invited to leave a “love letter” sharing a story about why they picked a certain object or why they love to support the NHM. Objects can be sponsored by individuals or organizations, and make terrific gifts or tributes in honor of loved ones.
Although you won’t receive anything tangible in return, your donation will help to support NHM exhibitions and programs. We are pleased to recognize your gift in a variety of ways, such as on this site and in our digital display in the Grand Foyer for donors at $500 and up.
We’ve heard many stories from Museum visitors and donors about why they love the NHM and our collections. Inspired by these stories, the Object of Affection program invites donors to send us stories about why they support the Museum or why they chose their particular object. We look forward to hearing your story!
Yes, we’d love for you to sponsor more than one object! In fact Object sponsorships make wonderful gifts.
Yes, and what a lovely gesture! Just be sure to enter your gift recipient’s name in the “Recognition Name” portion of the check out form. When you finish checking out you will receive a certificate to print at home or email for presentation to your loved one.
We have an option to pay in four quarterly installments. Just follow the checkout process and be sure to select this option. Your card will be automatically charged every three months.
The Object Sponsorships are intended as a long-term recognition program and are considered semi-permanent. As such, your name will appear on our digital screen for many years to come.
Object of Affection donations will support NHM programs and exhibitions.
No, the objects and specimens highlighted in the Object of Affection program are already housed here at NHM, either on long-term loan or as part of our collections. Funds generated from the Object of Affection campaign will be directed to NHM programs and exhibitions.
We hope so. We want the Object of Affection campaign to be so successful that we will need to add new items in a year’s time.