At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and inspiration in knowing that you care about the Museum, and we need your support now more than ever.

Here are some ways you can give to sustain the Barnum Museum as a bridge from the past to the future:

Although the global pandemic slowed our recovery momentum, the Barnum Museum took the last few years to re-envision. Again!

Realizing that our long-awaited construction work would begin on the heels of Covid-19 winding down, we embraced the opportunity to innovate and create virtual programming that will continue throughout the exciting construction period.  Every week, new content is added.  Curious People Wanted! are in-depth videos about the Museum’s vast collection, our Emmy nominated Showman Shorts give brief and informative facts about Barnum and his enterprises, and our Instructive Entertainment programs go one-on-one with authors, entertainers, and Barnum enthusiasts.  You find all of these specials program on our YouTube channel, and the Barnum Museum’s Podcast series, Becoming Barnum; the Journey to Fame and Fortune is available on many streaming platforms.

Stay well, stay strong! 

Kathleen Maher,
Executive Director

“The Noblest Art is that of Making Others Happy” P.T. Barnum, 1886

Barnum Museum is a charitable organization pursuant to section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Donate Online:

Donate by Credit Card:

If you would like to donate offline by credit card, please call (203) 331-1104 x 100. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Donate Checks and Money Orders:

Please mail checks and money orders, payable to The Barnum Museum, to:
The Barnum Museum
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Donate Cash:

Please do not mail cash. If you’d like to make a cash donation, please visit us during our public hours.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your organization can make a tax-deductible contribution and receive valuable benefits for your employees, customers and other partners. All corporate members receive:

Complimentary passes to the Barnum, Invitations to exclusive exhibit receptions; concierge service and private viewings for special attractions, Recognition on corporate support plaques and the Museum’s website, and Recognition in Museum newsletters and publications.