Since 1975, generous contributors have enabled the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum to educate and inspire thousands of visitors annually. This generosity enables the Museum to continue to share the petroleum and energy story and its impact on our lives.

If you would like to donate online please use the donate button below:

Museum Membership

Museum membership has its privileges! Your member dollars support various educational programs as well as the Museum’s most pressing needs. Click here to learn about all the benefits of membership and to sign up.


General Operating donations help with the Museum’s programming and everyday operations. Unrestricted donations allow the Museum provide innovative and educational experiences to both children and adults.

Program support underwrites your choice of programming needs for the Museum. Whether Brown Bag lunches for adults or Halloween Tricks and Treats for families, your dollars help the Museum provide programs and events for all ages. Click on the link below for our Sponsor Brochure.

Endowment contributions are placed directly into the Museum’s Endowment Fund. The fund helps support the Museum’s operating budget and ensures the future of the Museum.

Honorariums and Memorials, unless otherwise directed, these donations make a long lasting difference by going directly to the Museum’s endowment fund.

Planned Giving allows a donor to support the Museum through an estate gift. Gifts of cash, stock, annuities and real estate leave a valuable legacy while supporting the Museum and its programming.

Chaparral Maintenance funds ensures that the unique history of the Chaparral racecars will continue for generations. This fund supports the running and maintenance of the famous Chaparral racecars.

Capital Campaign donations provide the capital needs of the Museum. Currently, capital campaign contributions will renovate the petroleum exhibits in the Museum. A $15 million campaign, these funds will help preserve and tell the petroleum story of the Permian Basin.

Earn While You Shop
Check out a website where you can shop with over 300 popular online stores. The Petroleum Museum receives a percentage of your purchase amount each time you shop. You can shop anonymously as a guest or register for an account (so you can track your donations). The best part is that never collects any financial information, so it’s totally secure and an easy site to use. To get started, visit

To make a donation or receive information regarding any giving opportunities, please contact Luanne Thornton, Director of Development at 432-683-4403 or