Museum Hours: 10AM to 5PM. Open Friday - Sunday.


Your generosity plays a vital role in preserving and enhancing the cultural legacy within our museum. By contributing, you are directly supporting the conservation of priceless artifacts, the creation of educational programs, and the development of captivating galleries. Your commitment ensures that our museum remains a vibrant and accessible hub for learning, exploration, and inspiration, not only for today but for future generations.

Every donation contributes to the livelihood and growth of this great institution. We thank you for being an integral part of our mission to enrich lives through the power of knowledge and cultural discovery.

Donate to the Museum

There are several ways that you can give back to the community by donating to the Blackhawk Museum. You can donate a vehicle to our Wheels for Wheelchairs programs, donate to the Children's Education and Transportation Fund, or donate a legacy gift to keep the Museum running.

Donate to Blackhawk Museum

Your donation helps us preserve and showcase diverse histories and cultures through our engaging exhibits including the World of Nature, The Spirit of the Old West, Art of Africa, Into China, and The Don Williams Automobile Gallery. Every contribution enhances our educational programs, special events, and daily operations, ensuring that each visitor experiences something truly inspiring.

Donate to the Museum

Children's Education and Transportation Fund

The Children’s Education & Transportation Fund provides school groups with funding for transportation & admission costs while visiting the Blackhawk Museum. Educational programming has been a primary mission of the Blackhawk Museum since opening in 1988. Over 200,000 students have visited the Museum during the last 30 years with tours targeting every age level. We invite all school groups, grades Kindergarten through High School, to experience the Blackhawk Museum.

Donate to the CETF

Request a Ticket Donation

In general the Museum makes donations of admission tickets and memberships to other organizations stating an educational purpose. It is preferable that these groups be local to the East bay as the thought behind donating is to be a good and supportive neighbor. The Museum supports car clubs, other automobile museums and organizations dedicated to preserving classic cars and those groups who promote automobile hobbyists and enthusiasts. The Museum allots 12 packs of 4 tickets to be sent out each month. Donations may be made to other organizations if there remains a balance of tickets set aside for donations.

Click Here to Request Donated Tickets

Wheels for Wheelchairs

Wheels for Wheelchairs gives car collectors, aficionados and their families the chance to honor their passion and share the gift of mobility with hundreds and thousands of Americans in need of wheelchairs. Before your car goes to a new owner, let us share the ride with others. Donate your classic car, hot rod or any other favorite ride to Blackhawk.

Donate your Vehicle

Planned Giving

You can help the Museum and its educational programs through, Gift Planning, Wills and Bequests and Matching Gifts. Support the work of the Blackhawk Museum for years to come through making a planned gift to the Wheelchair Foundation. Planned gifts include gifts through your will, charitable gift annuities, gifts of life insurance and charitable trusts. (Behring Global Educational Foundation’s Federal ID number is 94-3353881)

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