Help us create thousands of cranes!

According to Japanese tradition, anyone with the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted their most desired wish, because they have exhibited the cranes’ loyalty and recreated their beauty.

And as part of a multi-faceted exhibition program centered on John James Audubon, titled For the Birds, we are striving to create thousands of cranes to display throughout the museum. We could really use your help!

Whether you want to just pass some time during the quarantine or you want to contribute to the exhibit, we’ve put together this how-to video. And if you want to donate your cranes, you can drop them off in our mailbox with your name(s) and contact information. These may also end up in our collection to document COVID-19! (Contact information is for our records only and will be kept private.)