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The exacting demands of today’s world require increasingly advanced reading and writing skills. Daily, we are called upon to make informed decisions about complex issues that affect us all. But in the U.S., literacy trends are moving in the wrong direction. More than half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 74 read below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level.

Planet Word addresses this gap by serving a broad, diverse community of word and language lovers. Through playful and unexpected exhibits, on-site and digital programming, classes and workshops, and special events, we are creating a more informed, aware, and interconnected world.

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Reasons to Give

Donors provide critical support for the museum.

With your gift, we will:

  • Inspire learning through new interactive galleries and exhibits
  • Launch fun, educational, and relevant onsite and virtual events that spark conversation
  • Deliver educational resources and programs for students and teachers in D.C. — and around the country — that support a more literate society
  • Ensure free admission, underlining Planet Word’s commitment to inclusion
  • Preserve the museum’s beautiful, historic building and support its evolving technological innovations

Whether you are a member of our Word Association or Founders Circle, a Corporate Member, a major individual donor, or simply a lover of words and language who wants to support Planet Word, we invite you to be part of our growing family of donors!

Your support means the world to us

Make a Difference

As a nonprofit museum offering free admission, Planet Word could not exist without the generosity of its friends and supporters — people like you, who believe that words matter.