How to Help


The Friends welcome donations to this exhibit, particularly as we strive to meet our matching gift goal of $275,000.
This exhibit will be the most significant addition to the park’s visitor services system in decades. The paleontology exhibit will attract new visitors, families in particular, to come see what the park has to offer.

Donations can be mailed to:
Friends of Big Bend National Park
PO Box 200
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834
ATTN: Fossil Discovery Trail Campaign

Make an online donation here.


If you wish to make a large contribution, contribute stock or make a foundation/restricted family fund contribution to this project, please contact Executive Director Courtney Lyons-Garcia to make arrangements at friendsdirector [Email address: friendsdirector #AT# - replace #AT# with @ ] or 512-529-1149.

Thank you for your support!

Friends of Big Bend National Park thanks the following donors, whose early significant gifts
have allowed this project to begin!

The Brown Foundation
Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation
Permian Basin Area Foundation/The Toby and Sandra Eoff Charitable Fund
Marilyn Cooper and Glenn Hebert
Union Pacific Foundation
BNSF Foundation
Steve and Marty Hixon
James Davidson Charitable Foundation
The Discovery Fund
Jane and Dennis Kearns
Greg and Marcy Brazaitis
Bobbe Nolan, in Memory of Patrick B. Nolan
Jim and Mary Lynn Murrell
Don and Virginia Lewis
Jan and David Redford
Bill and Celeste McEntire
Houston Harte
Weir and Laura Labatt