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Funding Families

Funding Families is a new philanthropic giving program honoring families supporting Turtle Bay with annual giving totaling $1,000+.  Did you know Turtle Bay must raise over $1,000,000 each year to keep the 300-acre park operating?  We rely on generosity of our community to keep Turtle Bay serving as an educational gathering place, fun family destination, and source of pride for our community. Here are some examples of the yearly costs to operate some well-loved areas:

Animal Department

Parrot Playhouse
Butterfly House

$4,000 week
Animal Show



Museum Operations*

Arboretum & Gardens/Campus (includes trails)

Campus Security
Campus Utilities $345,000

Now, for just over $80 a month, demonstrate your family’s support of Turtle Bay’s cultural, educational, and economic value to our community while passing on the spirit of philanthropy to your children.  A photograph of your family will be proudly on display on our Funding Families wall between the Museum galleries for the duration of your support, PLUS Funding Families get a complimentary Family-level membership.  Interested in learning more?  Contact or download and fill out a pledge form today.

Click here to view a list of our Current Funding Families!

* Includes permanent exhibition upkeep, locally-curated exhibitions, & traveling exhibition fees

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