Name A Fossil

The American Museum of Natural History’s world-class paleontology collections include fossil amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, invertebrates, and mammals from across the globe. These fossils are a critically important resource to Museum scientists, who are actively conducting cutting-edge paleontological research, and the scientific community at large. 

Now, the Museum invites donors to enjoy permanent recognition in our beloved fourth-floor halls by naming select fossil mounts and dioramas as part of the Name a Dinosaur! And Other Iconic Fossil Displays campaign.   


Naming a fossil display is a unique opportunity to honor a loved one, establish a legacy, and support the Museum’s general operations and scientific research. To learn about one of our valued partners in this campaign, please see their story in Rotunda.

Gift opportunities range from $50,000 to $750,000. Gifts can be made with cash or securities, and a pledge of such a gift may be paid over time.

Please contact Laura Brown at 212-769-5680 or to learn more about how you can play a leadership role in supporting the future of science, education, and exhibition at the Museum.

Browse the fossils by hall: