We're open! We value the health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals. Because of this, we have made modifications to the Desert Museum experience following public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the FAQs before your visit.

Charitable Lead Trust

Another type of charitable trust is a lead trust, which is set up for a limited period of time during which the income generated from the trust is transferred to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Upon completion of the time period, or maturity, the principal is returned to the donor or his or her designee.

You may benefit from Charitable Lead or Remainder Trusts by:

The material presented here is not offered as legal or tax advice. We recommend you seek the advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to make certain your considered gift fits well with your overall circumstances and planning.

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“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar