Jeff Bezos donates
$200 million to
Smithsonian, the biggest gift in the museum's history
July 17,2021 at PM 1 MIN READ
The Smithsonian said Thursday that Jeff
Bezos will donate $200 million to the museum, the largest gift the institution has
received since its founding in 1846.
A $70 million portion will go to renovating the National Air and Space Museum and
$130 million will be used to launch a new education center. In a release, the museum said the donation from the founder of
Amazon and space flight company Blue
Origin will also "help enable a technological transformation of the museum's galleries and public spaces."