Museum Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
We will be closing at 3PM on Saturday, July 13

Your support helps us preserve our great history.

Fiscal Responsibility

Annual audits reveal excellent fiscal responsibility and the budget is managed with the utmost attention. The Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees and each year 100% of the Trustees contribute to our fundraising efforts. The Museum is self-sustaining and is not owned, affiliated or supported by any other organization or entity. In addition to funds from operations (admission and retail sales, memberships, banquets, etc.), the Museum relies on donations, grants, and sponsorships like other nonprofits. The Museum continues to grow thanks to the generosity of donors, who believe in our mission. Donors contribute important funding to enhance the museum’s operational resources and endowment, and gift automobiles and artifacts.

Use of Resources

A variety of resources support the Museum’s daily operations, annual programs, exhibits, and activities. Infrastructure needs and improvements are continually addressed, many resulting in increased revenue opportunities, productivity, energy savings, etc.

Donations Are Tax-Deductible

The Museum is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation formed solely for educational purposes. Donations are tax-deductible to the full limits of the tax laws.

Everyday Giving

We have reduced expenses wherever we could. Our professional staff is now just ten key workers, backed by an incredible team of volunteers and a very supportive Board of Trustees. So this year more than ever, we need your help.

Contributions from our community and car lovers worldwide made this Museum possible back in 1989. Since then, we have consistently ranked as one of the Top Three “Things to Do in Reno.” Our Museum is known nationally and internationally as one of the country’s Top Ten automobile collections, with many one-of-a-kind vehicles. Please help us preserve our great local asset and allow us to maintain our high standards by again pledging your support at whatever level you can afford.

Thank you for your support!

*All donations are tax-deductible

New changing exhibit

Showcasing new collections every three months

Honorary Giving

Interested in making a donation in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one?
Contact Emily Parker at
Donate a Car
The National Automobile Museum has built its automobile and artifacts collection through the generous contributions of many thoughtful collectors. These donations have allowed our visitors to make lasting memories and enjoy one-of-a-kind automotive experiences. If you would like to share a vehicle or object to expand our collection, please consider a donation. Please contact Phil MacDougall, the Museum’s President and Executive Director, to discuss your options.
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
photo of a cool car
Planned Giving
Giving plans can create opportunities for you as well as for the National Automobile Museum. It’s important that the giving plan is right for you and your family, and there are many options from which to choose.

We recognize that this is a very sensitive topic that deserves care and consideration for planned gifts and donations of stock and mutual funds. Please contact Phil MacDougall, the Museum’s President and Executive Director, to discuss your options.
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