They do ask for donations, but it is well worth it! Better than most public museums. Great time had by all. Loved their interactive exhibits and honesty about not knowing all people/items and asking for help. The taxidermy in front is excellent, as well as art work. Intriguing exhibits, well done, clean, videos, coloring area for kids. Plus kids get to go on fire truck (dress up too), go in jail, phone booth, mail sorting, scale, piano, etc. History of fish boil, local families. Will recommend to everyone!