Join & Support


Have a stake in our future. Support the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The Morikami depends on your generosity to continue offering our visitors the rich and unique culture of Japan.

Your contributions support exhibits, educational programs, lectures and demonstrations, and specialized training and maintenance of our Japanese gardens. Help us fulfill our mission by making an investment in our work.
How can you help?

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Annual Giving Program _____________________________________________________________

The Annual Fund at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens provides a vital source of unrestricted income to support every facet of museum activity, from our educational program, onsite and at schools, to maintaining and expanding the museum’s collection, to presenting diverse and thought-provoking exhibitions and lecture programs of the highest quality.

When you make a gift of any size you are joining the ever-expanding family of Morikami supporters that provides invaluable support for promoting understanding of Japanese culture and for the conservation, protection and presentation of Japanese art. Donate online now.

While gifts to the Annual Fund allow The Morikami to direct the funds where they are needed most, we recognize that you may have a special passion and we offer you an opportunity to direct your gift to one of the following programs:
  • Education. Our educational programs teach not only about the history, art and lifestyle of Japan, they highlight the contributions and heritage of early immigrants to South Florida, and encourage children to seek similarities, as opposed to differences, in all foreign cultures.
  • Exhibitions. as the only Museum in the nation devoted specifically to the art and humanities of Japan, we strive to present innovative exhibits that further understanding and appreciation of all aspects of Japanese art and culture.
  • Acquisitions. The Morikami's Collections Committee is seeking additional funding to supplement our permanent collection of over 5,000 examples of Japanese fine art, crafts and objects of daily life.
  • Conservation. Specialists from around the nation help us conserve and repair our valued collection.  You support of this crucial work will ensure our artifacts receive the care and attention they need.
Naming Opportunities _______________________________________________________________

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens provides for significant recognition of our major donors in the form of naming opportunities. Options include the theater, main gallery, lobby, specific gardens - including our newly completed front entrance garden, bridges, gates, lanterns and benches. To learn more about the many options available please click here.

Gifts in Honor / Memory ____________________________________________________________

Celebrate a loved one with a gift to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in the name of a friend or family member.  You can recognize a loved one while supporting the collections, exhibitions, and educational programs of the Morikami.  Your contribution will be acknowledged with a gift card informing the person being honored of your generosity and commitment. 

You may wish to remember someone who appreciated the Morikami during their lifetime with a memorial gift to the Museum.  Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personal gift card to the family or friends you designate. To make tribute gift, please click here.

Planned Giving _____________________________________________________________________

Planned gifts are an important part of the Morikami’s development program.  Over the years, bequests of all sizes have played an important role in the growth of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.  Without George Sukeji Morikami's vision and the gift of land, the Morikami and its wonderful contribution to our community would not exist.  Another significant bequest came from George D. and Harriett W. Cornell, for whom our renowned Gardens and Café are named.  You can also help ensure that future generations are able to experience the Morikami through a planned gift. To learn more about this type of gift please click here.

If you need additional information, or would like to arrange a private visit, please call Kimberly Sovinski at 561-495-0233 x208, or email