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Patrons Circle Membership


Join this visionary group of Museum friends whose generous support entitles them to exclusive benefits and access. 

Select a membership level below and click on 'Join Now,' 'Renew Now' or 'Gift Membership.' For more information on the benefits of the Patrons Circle, please contact 212-769-5153 or
  • Collector ($1,750)

    • Unlimited complimentary admission to the Museum, special exhibitions, Space Show, and the LeFrak Theater for up to six people
    • Invitations to special exhibition previews, gala openings, and lectures
    • Private tour for you and your guests
    • Subscription to Rotunda magazine LEARN MORE
    • Invitation to the Patrons Circle Luncheon
    • Complimentary Museum Calendar
    • Ten free Museum guest passes, which each admit two people
    • Free coat check
    • Invitation to the Members-Only Open House, Star Party, and Members Breakfast
    • Discounts on Museum shop and restaurant purchases
    • Advance notice of special programs and AMNH Expeditions tours
    • Invitation to the Family Party and the Museum Ball
    • Mention in the Museum's annual report
    • Opportunity to host a children's birthday party in the Museum
    • Dedicated membership phone line and concierge services in the Members Lounge
    • $1,645 of the Collector contribution is tax deductible
  • Naturalist ($3,500)

    All of the benefits of Collector, plus:
    • Invitation to a Science-at-Work luncheon or reception
    • Opportunity to receive two complimentary passes to the Museum's Margaret Mead Film Festival
    • $3,385 of the Naturalist contribution is tax deductible
  • Family Scientist ($5,000); families with children ages 4-12

    All of the benefits of Naturalist, plus:
    • Complimentary registration for Big Crazy Questions (And Some Answers), a course for parents and
      their children that combines practical knowledge with the wonder of science and nature, featuring the Museum's collections and research
    • A private weekday family tour of a Museum Hall or Exhibition
    • Invitation to an annual private dinner for Family Scientists with hands-on science projects and a guest scientist
    • Complimentary admission for 10, when accompanied by member.
    • $4,830 of the Family Scientist contribution is tax deductible
  • Explorer ($6,500)

    All of the benefits of Naturalist, plus:
  • Curator ($10,000)

    All of the benefits of Explorer, plus:
    • Invitation to dinner hosted by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees
    • $9,755 of the Curator contribution is tax deductible
  • President's Society ($25,000)

    For more information regarding these membership levels, please call 212-769-5286.
  • Chairman's Circle ($50,000)

    For more information regarding these membership levels, please call 212-769-5286.

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