Thank you for your interest in making a gift to the Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard University. The generosity of our donors has supported the growth and preservation of our world-class collections over the history of the museum. Please help us fulfill our mission to develop and preserve geological collections for research, exhibition, and education by making a gift today. Your contribution makes a difference.
Monetary gifts are fundamental to museum operations, the curation of the collections, and to acquire new specimens that will broaden our holdings of over 400,000 specimens of minerals, rocks, gems and meteorites.
To make a monetary gift, please make a check payable to “The Mineralogical and Geological Museum at Harvard University” and mail it to:
Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Gifts of mineral, rock, meteorite, and gem samples are also welcomed. The museum looks for samples that will improve the quality of the collection, such as: fine specimens for exhibition, samples of rare species, pieces that improve the representation of species and localities, and reference samples useful for education and research.
Please contact Museum Staff with questions about donations to the museum. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about donation procedures to the MGMH.