Help Boost Our Signal.

When you donate to the Museum of Portable Sound, you help us continue our mission to bring the culture of sound to the world.

Your donations help us with important expenses such as:

• Overhead, operating costs, printing maps, business cards, and our Gallery Guide

• Travel for museum visits and lectures

• Venue hire for private views and other special events

Please choose your own donation amount via PayPal – every little bit helps!

Did you come here for AuricleFest Tickets?

We’re sorry, but AURICLEFEST is actually a pretend festival – the above poster teaches the names of the parts of the outer, middle, and inner ear by pretending they’re the names of heavy metal bands.

There may not be a real AuricleFest, but we’re a real museum – and we need your help. If you can, please donate what you would have paid for a ticket to AuricleFest to the Museum of Portable Sound instead, using the donation button below – help us continue to bring the culture of sound to the world, one listener at a time!

Support Us Long Term via Patreon

We know things are rough right now. But we could really use your help.

Do you have a stable, reliable income? It helps ease your stress level, doesn’t it?

Our Patreon backers help keep our institution alive by providing us with a regular monthly source of funds.

This funding is absolutely crucial since we are not currently receiving any outside funding, and must rely solely upon admission tickets, gift shop sales, and donations. Our Patreon backers are our life support system.

If you care about our institution and our mission to bring the culture of sound to the world one listener at a time, please consider a monthly donation to our Patreon account.

Physical Object Donations

The Museum holds a small collection of physical objects related to the culture of sound. We currently accept physical object donations, however we only accept objects that we feel directly support the mission of our institution.

We reserve the right to accept only those objects which fit this description; decisions on object donations are made on a case-by-case basis. Find out more about our Physical Object Collection.

Questions? Please contact us!

Sound Donations

The Museum does not currently accept unsolicited field recordings for its Permanent Collection.