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Make a bequest

Making a bequest to the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle gives you the opportunity to place your generosity at the heart of your environmental convictions. Therefore, you give life to your commitments and make as sustainable action for future generations.

For a long-lasting support

By making a bequest to the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, you can join forces with a multi-secular institution and support its actions in favour of the environment

Your bequest will help to act in favour of:

  • Research, especially on biodiversity;
  • Safeguarding critically endangered and endangered animal and plant species;
  • Developing the Muséum’s gardens (Jardin des Plantes, Versailles-Chèvreloup Arboretum, Val Rahmeh-Menton botanical gardens, etc.);
  • Preserving the Muséum’s exceptional natural history collections;
  • Preserving its historical buildings;
  • Raising awareness among the general public of the diversity and future of our Planet.

Your generosity is essential

You can support the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle by making a bequest or designating the Muséum as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.


A bequest enables you to pass on, after your death, all or part of your real estate or financial assets, or a specific object. To do so, you need to draw up a will, either on your own or with a notary, directly or for registration, listing the Muséum as the legatee. This bequest is exempt from all inheritance and transfer taxes.

Life insurance

Life insurance is a contract you take out with a bank or insurer to save and gradually build up capital. In order for this sum to benefit the Museum's projects, you simply need to make the institution the beneficiary of this life insurance in the event of your death.


The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle is a partner of the Testament Solidaire collective campaign.

To find out more

Muséum for the planet endowment fund

You can also make a bequest to the Muséum for the Planet Endowment Fund. Making a bequest guarantees a long-lasting impact of your donation by preserving the assets and reinforcing its impact through the use of interests. 


Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone, post or email. The Patronage team will be happy to help you set up your bequest or life insurance.

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Service Mécénat
57, rue Cuvier
75005 Paris

+33 1 40 79 54 24
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