The Museum’s commercial licensing program extends the reach of our research, exhibitions, and collections to a range of audiences, through relationships with trusted partners.  

Among the resources made available to licensees are scientific collections, cultural artifacts, and ephemera from the Museum’s expeditions that have led the way for scientific research and discovery since its inception. Other assets include the vast collections of historical books, images, films, and documents maintained by one of the largest natural history libraries in the world, featuring volumes from the 1400s to the present day.

Noteworthy recent examples of the Museum's diverse product-licensing program include Asian Butterflies keepsake notecards (Galison), Space large wall calendar (Rizzoli Universe Publishing), and Tricerotops horridus skeleton fossil reproduction (Research Casting International).


Current licensing categories include:

Image, photo, audio, and footage licensing

  • Art prints and reproductions
  • Calendars
  • Educational film and print productions
  • Image banks
  • Stationery

Brand and product licensing

  • Apparel
  • Educational toys and games
  • Scientific casts and models

To inquire about licensing a particular asset, please complete this web form with the details we require to consider the request.