Support Maryland Nature

Donate to the Natural History Society of Maryland

Connect With Nature

Help us continue to engage people with the natural world!

What Your Donation Will Do

The NHSM is growing quickly and your donation is an important part of that growth. We cannot do it without you! Here is what we have planned for 2017:

  • Bring back our wildly-popular Nature Connection programs on Sundays
  • More in-depth courses in a wide variety of fields led by local experts
  • Open our doors to the public on a regular basis
  • Install an ADA-accessible restroom
  • Replace our aging roof to protect our collections
    And much more!


We appreciate how much you care about your organization and we want to show you our gratitude with a gift! To start, you will receive a one-year membership for a donation of $25 or more. What else will you get?

For a donation of $25 to $49: One genuine fossil shark’s tooth from the Maryland Miocene (12 to 20 million years old)! These are sharks’ teeth that were collected from the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and each one is unique. (Note: No sharks were harmed in the collection of these teeth.)


For a donation of $50 to $99: A set of four minerals (some from Maryland) to start your mineral collection! The minerals in each set were carefully dug from the earth by the hands of our members and those of the Baltimore Mineral Society, and lovingly packaged by volunteers just for you. And for that reason, each mineral is unique and unlike any other in the entire world. Wow, that’s special!


For a donation of $100 to $249: A set of beautiful fossils, many from Maryland! (Please, no jokes about our board members.) Sets vary and contain from 5 to 8 fossils, but all are very cool!


For a donation of $250 or more: Choose from one of the above or a deer antler shed! Each year male white-tailed deer lose their antlers and grow new ones the following year. We have many that were donated over the years (from our members, not the deer) and now you can have one of your own!


How to Donate

Donate through our secure payment system. It’s fast, it’s secure, and it supports our mission!

Donate Now!

You can also send a check or money order to the address below:

The Natural History Society of Maryland
P.O. Box 18750
6908 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21206

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible. For a copy of our most recent Financial Report, please write to:

The Natural History Society of Maryland
P.O. Box 18750
6908 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21206

Thank you for your support!

Become A Member Today

The Natural History Society of Maryland is all about community. As a member-based organization, our activities are developed and facilitated by and for members.  By working together to share observations and discoveries, we can expand our understanding and appreciation of the places where we live. Members receive our newsletter, as well as discounts on programs.

We offer several membership categories and options.  To become a member, choose a membership category and then create your new account!

Membership Categories:

  • Individual $25.00/year
  • Family $35.00/year
  • Contributing $65.00/year
  • Sustaining $120.00/year
  • Life $750.00/lifetime

Register through our Membership Management System.

Create Your Membership Online

Or fill out the Membership Form (.pdf) and send it along with a check/money order to:

The Natural History Society of Maryland
P.O. Box 18750
6908 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21206

Already a member? Login to your Member Profile.

Thank you for your support!