Thank you for considering donating to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! We are a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of donors like you to continue our mission of making science and technology accessible to all people and nurturing life-long learning. 100% of your donation goes directly towards enhancing the museum’s exhibit collection, developing our education department and expanding our reach within the local community.

If you would like more information about how you can become one of our esteemed donors, please call or email our Executive Director, Mary Roberts Baako at 540.342.5703 or, or make a secure online donation. We would love you to come in to visit us also so that we can put a face to a donor’s name!

Donate with Kroger Community Rewards with your purchases!

The Kroger Community Rewards program makes fundraising easy by donating to the Science Museum of Western Virginia based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your card with SMWV, all you have to do is swipe your Shopper’s Card and Kroger will donate a percentage of your spending to SMWV.

Enrollment is easy, and only takes a minute or two!

  • Create an online Kroger account. If you already have an online shopper account linked to your Kroger Shopper’s Card, move to the next step.
  • Link your card to the Science Museum of Western Virginia by searching for us by name or by our participation number, which is LT463
  • Any transactions moving forward using your Shopper’s Card associated with your online account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you.

We are thankful for your donations!

Donate with AmazonSmile with your purchases!

Join AmazonSmile
If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at and select Science Museum of Western Virginia to start generating donations, at no cost to you.

Turn on AmazonSmile
Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

We are thankful for your donations!

Adopt a Parakeet:

You can adopt a parakeet today for $65!

  • The adoption fee goes towards keeping our newest family members happy and healthy. Including things such as vet care, feeding and enrichment.
  • Name a parakeet of your choice.
  • Includes free feeding token.
  • Certificate of adoption includes a photo of your parakeet and will be available to pick up at the front desk. 

***To adopt a parakeet is to sponsor them in their forever home in The Parakeet Garden***

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Bringing the Wild to You!

At the Science Museum of Western Virginia, we’re thrilled to introduce our Animal Ambassadors and showcase the incredible diversity of wildlife. From colorful macaws to slithering snakes and gentle turtles, each ambassador has a unique story to tell. We believe that connecting with animals is a powerful way to inspire curiosity and conservation. Plus, our animal department can provide valuable resources and information for those considering these animals as pets. Join us on a journey of discovery and learn how you can support our animal department to ensure the well-being of these amazing creatures.

Your contribution will go towards providing essential care and support for the animals at The Science Museum of Western Virginia.

Thank you for your support!

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our animals, please contact for more information.

Car donation

Did you know that you don’t have to give cash donations to the museum to also support us? You can donate your old car rather than going through the hassle of selling it! We have teamed up with ‘Donate for Charity’ which makes this whole process easy. You will receive a minimum $500 tax deduction and the car will be picked up in 1-2 days. Cars don’t have to be running to qualify! All net proceeds go towards supporting your science museum.

You can find out more information on Donate for Charity’s website. If you would like to donate your car, complete a Vehicle Donation Form or call us at 540.342.5710.