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T. rex getting some support Do you like what you've seen on the UCMP websites? Have you enjoyed a visit to the exhibits or a community event such as Cal Day? Are you a paleontology fan who wants to see UCMP remain an internationally-recognized collection, research and instruction facility? Then perhaps you'd like to give a little back to UCMP.

Your financial support will ensure that UCMP continues to reach its goals of community involvement and outstanding science education, while remaining one of the world's foremost institutions for paleontological research.

What can you do?

Make a direct contribution to the museum.

Become a friend of UCMP.

Buy a UCMP tee shirt.

Direct contribution
You can make a direct, charitable donation on behalf of UCMP via Berkeley's secure Give to Cal website. Give to Cal also has additional information about other forms of donation and payment methods. Donate directly to UCMP here.

Become a friend of UCMP
Another way to support UCMP is to become a Friend. As a Friend of UCMP, you can expect to receive:

  • Special advance notice of UCMP's scientific and educational activities.

  • A subscription to the UCMP News, our quarterly newsletter.

  • Discounts on all UCMP activities and events.
To become a Friend, simply fill in the following form and send it, along with your check (payable to UC Regents) to the address listed on the form:

Print out this form (or download and print a PDF version):

Your gift to the University of California Museum of Paleontology helps support research, education, and public outreach at the largest, most interactive university paleontology program in America. Become a Friend of UCMP! UCMP Friends form

Please make checks payable to UC Regents. Mail your check and this form to:

University of California Berkeley
Museum of Paleontology
1101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg # 4780
Berkeley CA 94720-4780

All membership fees and donations are tax-deductible to the limit allowed by law.

Buy a UCMP tee shirt
All proceeds from shirt sales go to support UCMP research and outreach.

Designs, sizes and colors are limited to the supply on hand. ** As of April 23, 2012, only the new Smilodon tee shirts are available. **

For availability, please e-mail Chris Mejia or call her at (510) 642-1821. You can also drop by the UCMP office during regular business hours to ask about availability, place an order, or to pick up an order. Designs that you see reproduced below may be reprinted in the future, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex shirt — it has already been reprinted twice and will be again.

The UCMP main office, 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building, is open 9:00 am–noon and 1:00 pm–5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The newest designs are usually $15 (Adult) and $10 (Youth) per shirt. All older shirts (both Adult and Youth) are $10 each. If you would like us to mail you your order, please add $5 per shirt to cover postage and handling. We can only accept cash and personal checks (made out to "UC Regents").

Shirts in stock as of November 9, 2012: Smilodon (16 adult, 34 youth); Metasequoia (2 adult, 25 youth)
  Smilodon Metasequoia  
  Smilodon 2012
Black on Gray (Adult only); White on Black (Adult and Youth)
Metasequoia 2011  
Triceratops Radiolarians Pteranodon ingens Triceratops
Triceratops 2010 Radiolarians 2008 Pteranodon ingens 2008 Triceratops 2007
Pellecrinus hexadactylus Tyrannosaurus rex Generation X-tinct Gomphotherium simpsoni
Pellecrinus hexadactylus 2006 Tyrannosaurus rex 2004, 2005 and 2009 Generation X-tinct (diplodocids) Gomphotherium simpsoni