Contributing Partners

At these philanthropic membership levels, the benefits you provide are every bit as significant as those you receive.  



Your vital support helps this extraordinary Museum to:

  • Conduct pioneering scientific research on every continent and in every ocean, providing new information that could shape the future in profound ways
  • Present innovative, world-class exhibitions and education programs to people from all walks of life, strengthening their connection to the world that surrounds and supports them
  • Host free school visits for hundreds of thousands of students every year
  • Train the next generation of creative, boundary-breaking scientists and teachers, capable of the kind of innovative thinking, collaboration, and discovery that our times demand
Levels & Privileges

Family Scientist $5,000
All benefits at the levels below, plus:

  • Complimentary registration for Patrons Circle exclusive science education program series Big Crazy Questions (And Some Answers) for families with children ages 4–12
  • Invitation to an annual Family Scientist private dinner featuring hands-on science projects and a presentation by a guest scientist
  • Additional ticketing for up to four children under the age of 18

Naturalist $3,500
All benefits at the levels below, plus:

  • Invitation to a Patrons Circle Science-at-Work event, an exclusive and intimate experience featuring a presentation by Museum scientific staff and behind-the-scenes access to collections and/or laboratory space, followed by a reception or lunch hosted by presenting scientist(s)
  • Two complimentary passes to the Museum's annual Margaret Mead Film Festival

Collector $1,750
All benefits at the levels below, plus:

  • Private, guided tour of permanent or special exhibition for you and your guests
  • Invitation to exclusive annual Patrons Circle Luncheon and Breakfast
  • Invitations to VIP special exhibition preview receptions
  • Advance notice of special programs and AMNH Expeditions
  • Mention in the Museum's annual report
  • Complimentary Museum book
  • Ten free Museum admission guest passes
  • Six free tickets per visit to the Hayden Planetarium Space Show

Family Insider $1,200
All benefits at the level below, plus: 

  • Invitation for six to the Children's Holiday Party for Members
  • Early registration for Adventures in Science program workshops and camps
  • Membership cards for up to four children or caretaker
  • Additional ticketing for up to four children under the age of 18
  • Concierge service, express ticketing, free coat check and a dedicated phone line in the Member Lounge
  • Invitation to curator lecture on new special exhibition
  • Invitation for six to the winter Star Party and spring Open House
  • Six tickets to Behind the Scenes tour of one of the Museum's science divisions
  • Six free tickets to Members-only walking tours 
  • A one-year subscription to Rotunda, our Member magazine
  • Monthly Museum update from our scientists via email and targeted content from AMNH website
  • Complimentary Museum calendar 
  • Discounts on selected Museum educational programs
  • Discounts on Museum Shop purchases and in Museum restaurants and cafés
  • Unlimited complimentary general admission and special exhibition tickets for six adults 
  • Six free tickets per visit to 3D/ IMAX films or live-animal exhibitions
  • Six free tickets to the Hayden Planetarium Space Show


"Each time I bring someone new to the Museum and see their excitement and surprise at how much fun it is, I know that my support is well worth it. The learning experiences created for people are invaluable."

Carolyn G. AMNH Patrons Circle Member


For more information, please call 212-769-5153 or email