Friends of the Collections
A Little Help from Our Friends
The Scripps Oceanographic Collections make up the largest and most complete university-based oceanographic collection in the world. Comprised of millions of biological and geological marine specimens, the collections are irreplaceable because they record the state of the ocean environment at specific points in time over the past century. They tell a unique and evolving story of life on Earth and provide answers to questions about our planet's future.
For an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you can become a Friend of the Collections and help sustain the invaluable Scripps Oceanographic Collections for future generations of scientists and your support is urgently needed. The cost to sustain the collections is $400,000 per year compared to the $1 billion it would cost to attempt to replace them.
Friends of the Collections receive periodic updates about the collections, opportunities for collections tours, and an invitation to an annual reception.
For more information about how you can support the Scripps Oceanographic Collections, or to join us for a tour, please contact us at (858) 822-1865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.