Donate to the Catalina Island Museum

An Anchor of Tradition. A Beacon of Culture. Inspiring our Communities.

This year, without open galleries or the ability to gather for programs or events, the very existence of Catalina Island Museum was put to the test. Today, we are confident that our vision’s principles to hold tight, shine bright and to stir passion within others has been able to meet this unprecedented moment – and we did it with your help. Thank you.

We need your help once again to meet our $176,000 end of year goal. 

Your tax-deductible gift will help us stay resilient as we focus on our top priority to share the museum’s collections, stories and exhibitions through free or low-cost virtual programs for all and educational “to-go” projects geared for the younger set. 


In the necessity to operate virtually, we found that not only were you and many others willing to log-on and join us – you even liked it! And that inspired us. In no other year has the Catalina Island Museum provided as much educational content, had a more engaged staff, or cultivated as many first-time donors to give a little – all lessons we will carry forward with us into a brighter future. 


Your gift today also ensures that we are staffed and ready to reopen the museum the very moment it is safe to do so, wasting no time in restoring a vital source of revenue. We cannot wait for you to see our world-class Titanic: Real Artifacts, Real People, Real Stories exhibition, or to learn about the adventure of Gayle Garner Roski who traveled to the seafloor to paint Titanic. Nor can we wait for you to experience the nostalgia of two of Catalina’s most iconic sights of yesteryear in our new Seaplanes of Catalina and Bird Park gallery installations. 


In no other year, has your gift had a larger impact on defining the future of our organization. At no other time have we fought so hard to carry out what no other museum in the world does – preserve and promote Catalina Island through exceptional exhibitions and experiences designed for you.  


Thank you very much – we cannot do it without you.

Click the DONATE button below or text the word Magic to 50155 and follow the 3 simple steps.

You may also mail a check to:

Catalina Island Museum

PO Box 366

Avalon, CA 90704

Attn: Development Department

2020 End-of-Year Appeal

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All donations, sponsorships and memberships to the Catalina Island Museum are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Catalina Island Museum is a privately operated, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Click here to view our most recent audited financials. 

Click here to view our IRS Form 990.

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