Mission Statement

Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farm, garden, and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning.

Five Experiences, Two Campuses, One Journey

The options are endless at Thanksgiving Point for family-fun entertainment and valuable learning experiences. Roaming with dinosaurs at the Museum of Ancient Life, exploring a working farm at Farm Country, strolling the beauty of our 55-acres botanical beauty at the Ashton Gardens, climbing on a high ropes course at the Museum of Natural Curiosity, or visiting a butterfly conservatory and insectarium are just a few of the numerous activities that await you when you visit. 



1.Museum of Ancient Life

2.Farm Country

3.Museum of Natural Curiosity

4.Ashton Gardens

5.Butterfly Biosphere





In 2015 Thanksgiving Point celebrated its 20 year anniversary. The video below takes a look at our first 20 years. Enjoy!

Love Thanksgiving Point? Join us!

We have a very clear and simple idea when it comes to hiring: to give passionate problem solvers the opportunity to fulfill Thanksgiving Point's mission of transformative family learning. We are strongly committed to creating a better everyday life for ourselves and our guests. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply online.

"I grew up coming to Thanksgiving Point so it seemed natural to work here. I love sharing the many experiences available to our guests with people visiting from all over the world. I don't know of another place like it and I can honestly say I love my job." -Emily, employee

Financial Information

IRS Form 990


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501(c)(3) Certificate

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