The museum has a new program for recognizing our valued donors. CLICK HERE to learn more about joining one of our Giving Societies.
Help a classroom discover the wonder of Natural History by supporting our Adopt-A-Classroom program. A $100 donation will support admission for a class of approximately twenty (20) students to enjoy a guided tour of the museum, our current temporary exhibit and a variety of hands-on science learning activities. We are currently maintaining a waiting list of classes who will appreciate your support.
Science On a Sphere
Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere, which is used to explain what are sometimes complex environmental processes, in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating.
ETSU & General Shale Brick Natural History Museum & Visitor Center at Gray Fossil Site wants to bring Science On a Sphere® to the Scott M. Niswonger Temporary Exhibit Hall for use approximately 6 to 9 months per year and plans are underway to build a program of exhibit development to supplement this mesmerizing display. Your donation to support this project will further Earth and Climate Science Education throughout central and southern Appalachia.
Giant Short-Faced Bear
Triceratops has been a huge hit in the museum's main lobby, but alas, Triceratops is going home to North Dakota in the spring of 2013. Following this blockbuster exhibit, we hope to display an articulated giant, short-faced bear which stands over 12 feet tall in the main entrance to the museum, but we need your help! All donors who help to bring this permanent exhibit to the museum will be recognized on a permanent placard alongside the exhibit.
Make a Donation
Donations can be made in-person at the museum, by mailing a check made payable to ETSU & GSB Natural History Museum to 1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN 37615 (please note on your check if you wish to donate to a specific campaign) or online. When making a donation online, please check, "Click here if you want to use your gift for ETSU Colleges, Schools and Special Programs" and ensure that ETSU & General Shale Brick Natural History Museum is selected.