All Memberships

To learn more about the different levels of Museum Membership and the benefits within each, click on the + of any of the categories below.

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Family Members receive unlimited free General Admission, special exhibition tickets, special discounts, and more for one or two adults and up to four children under the age of 18.

Family  $150

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    Ticketing Benefits per Visit
  • Free General Admission and free admission to all special exhibitions for 2 adults and 4 children
  • Use of 12 free tickets (4 for adults, 8 for children) given per year for 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or The Butterfly Conservatory
  • Member discounts for 2 adults and 4 children for additional admissions to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and The Butterfly Conservatory
    Additional Benefits
  • Access to a Member entrance
  • Weekend previews of new exhibitions before they open to the public
  • 1-year subscription to Rotunda, the quarterly Member Magazine
  • Monthly e-newsletters with science content and Museum happenings
  • Member discounts on selected educational programs
  • 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases
  • 15% discount on Museum restaurant purchases
  • Tours just for Members

$150 is tax deductible

Family Adventurer  $275

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    Ticketing Benefits per Visit
  • Free General Admission and free admission to all special exhibitions for 6 adults and 4 children
  • Use of 16 free tickets (8 for adults, 8 for children) given per year for 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or The Butterfly Conservatory
  • Member discounts for 6 adults and 4 children for admission to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and The Butterfly Conservatory
    Additional Benefits
  • All benefits at the Family level, PLUS:
  • Invitations to the Member Open House and Children's Holiday Party for Members
  • Invitations to Curator Lectures on new special exhibitions
  • Membership cards for up to 4 children or 3 children and a caregiver

$235 is tax deductible

Family Voyager  $650

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    Ticketing Benefits per Visit
  • Free General Admission and free admission to all special exhibitions for 6 adults and 4 children
  • 10 free tickets to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or The Butterfly Conservatory
  • Member discounts for 6 for additional admissions to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and The Butterfly Conservatory
    Additional Benefits
  • All benefits at the Family Adventurer level, PLUS:
  • Concierge service, no-wait ticketing, coat/bag check, and free coffee or tea in the Member Lounge
  • Before- or after-hours access to special exhibitions or permanent halls
  • Invitation to the winter Star Party in the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Advance email notification for children's science camps/workshops registration
  • 2 guest passes to share with family and friends

$650 is tax deductible

Insider $1,250

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    Ticketing Benefits per Visit
  • Free General Admission and free admission to all special exhibitions for 8
  • 8 free tickets to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or The Butterfly Conservatory
  • Member discounts for 8 for additional tickets to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and The Butterfly Conservatory
    Additional Benefits
  • All benefits at the Family Voyager level, PLUS:
  • 2 more guest passes to share with family and friends (4 total)
  • Invitation to a program of the Patrons Circle
  • Advance invitations and login information for a thought-leadership video conference series featuring Museum scientists and other luminaries
  • Acknowledgment in the Museum's Annual Report

$1,190 is tax deductible

Family Scientist $5,000

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  • Unlimited complimentary admission to the Museum, special exhibitions, Space Show, and IMAX for up to 6 people
  • Private, guided tour of permanent halls or special exhibitions for you and your guests
  • Invitations to exclusive, annual Patrons Circle Luncheon and Breakfast; VIP special exhibition preview receptions; Member Open House, and Star Party
  • Concierge service, no-wait ticketing, coat/bag check, and free coffee or tea in the Member Lounge
  • Advance notice of special programs
  • Opportunity to participate in American Museum of Natural History Expeditions planned exclusively for Patrons Circle members
  • 1-year subscription to Rotunda, the quarterly Member Magazine
  • Mention in the Museum's Annual Report
  • Complimentary Museum calendar and book
  • 10 guest passes for complimentary General Admission
  • Discounts on Museum Shop and restaurant purchases
  • Invitation to a Science-at-Work event, an exclusive and intimate experience featuring a presentation by Museum experts and behind-the-scenes access, followed by a reception or lunch
  • 2 complimentary passes to the Museum's annual Margaret Mead Film Festival upon request
  • Complimentary registration for exclusive science education program series Big Crazy Questions (And Some Answers) for families with children ages 4-12
  • Invitation to an exclusive, annual Family Scientist private dinner featuring hands-on science projects and a presentation by a guest scientist
  • Additional complimentary admission for up to 4 people when accompanied by Patron

$3,390 is tax deductible



Adult Members receive unlimited free General Admission, special exhibition tickets, special discounts, and more for one or two adults.

Member  $115

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    Ticketing Benefits per Visit
  • Free General Admission and free admission to all special exhibitions for 2
  • Use of 4 free tickets given per year for 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or The Butterfly Conservatory
  • Member discounts for 2 for additional admissions to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and The Butterfly Conservatory
    Additional Benefits
  • Access to a Member entrance
  • Weekend previews of new exhibitions before they open to the public
  • 1-year subscription to Rotunda, the quarterly Member Magazine
  • Monthly e-newsletters with science content and Museum happenings
  • Member discounts on selected educational programs
  • 10% discount on Museum shop purchases
  • 15% discount on Museum restaurant purchases
  • Tours just for Members

$115 is tax deductible

Adventurer  $250

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    Ticketing Benefits per Visit
  • Free General Admission and free admission to all special exhibitions for 6
  • Use of 8 free tickets given per year for 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or The Butterfly Conservatory
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  • Member discounts for 6 for additional admissions to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and The Butterfly Conservatory
    Additional Benefits
  • All benefits at the Member level, PLUS:
  • Invitations to the Member Open House and the Children's Holiday Party for Members
  • Invitations to Curator Lectures on new special exhibitions

$210 is tax deductible

Voyager  $575

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    Ticketing Benefits per Visit
  • Free General Admission and free admission to all special exhibitions for 6
  • 6 free tickets to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or The Butterfly Conservatory
  • Member discounts for 6 for additional admissions to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and The Butterfly Conservatory
    Additional Benefits
  • All benefits at the Adventurer level, PLUS:
  • Concierge service, no-wait ticketing, coat/bag check, and free coffee or tea in the Member Lounge
  • Before- or after-hours access to special exhibitions or permanent halls
  • Invitation to the winter Star Party in the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • 2 guest passes to share with family and friends

$575 is tax deductible

Insider  $1,250

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    Ticketing Benefits per Visit
  • Free General Admission and free admission to all special exhibitions for 8
  • 8 free tickets to 2D and 3D giant screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or The Butterfly Conservatory
  • Member discounts for 8 for additional tickets to 2D and 3D giant-screen movies, the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, and The Butterfly Conservatory
    Additional Benefits
  • All benefits at the Voyager level, PLUS:
  • 2 more guest passes to share with family and friends (4 total)
  • Invitation to a program of the Patrons Circle
  • Advance invitations and login information for a thought-leadership video conference series featuring Museum scientists and other luminaries
  • Acknowledgment in the Museum's Annual Report

$1,190 is tax deductible



JC brings together science enthusiasts in their 20s to early 40s and invites them to mingle in the Museum's legendary halls after the doors close.  For more information, please visit the JC website.

JC Friend  $750

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  • Invitations and free admission for two adults to two JC-exclusive receptions
  • Invitations for two adults to a curated series of engaging Museum programs that provide the opportunity to connect and learn with the JC community throughout the year
  • Unlimited general admission and free special exhibition tickets for six
  • Eight free tickets to LeFrak Theater films (2D and 3D) or Unseen Oceans
  • Unlimited member discounts on Space Shows, LeFrak Theater films (2D and 3D), or Unseen Oceans for two
  • A one-year subscription to Rotunda, our Member magazine
  • 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases
  • 15% discount on Museum restaurant purchases

$370 is tax deductible

JC Partner $1,500

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  • All the benefits of a JC Friend Membership PLUS:
  • Complimentary ticketing for two, upon request, for Museum public programs featured in the JC Calendar of Events
  • Special invitation to a Patrons Circle Science-at-Work event

$912 is tax deductible

JC Patron  $3,000

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  • All the benefits of a JC Partner Membership PLUS:
  • Private, guided tour of a permanent or temporary exhibition for you and your guests
  • Concierge service, express ticketing, free coat check, and dedicated phone line in the Member Lounge
  • Invitation to fall special exhibition preview reception
  • Invitation to the Member Star Party in the Rose Center
  • Unlimited complimentary admission to the Museum, temporary exhibitions, Space Show, and LeFrak Theater films (2D and 3D) for up to six people when accompanied by JC patron (supersedes ticketing at Friend and Partner levels)
  • Ten guest passes for complimentary general admission

$2,350 is tax deductible



Patrons Circle is a philanthropic community of lifelong learners committed to supporting the Museum's mission. Benefits include private tours, VIP receptions, behind-the-scenes access, concierge service, and so much more.

Collector  $2,000

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  • Unlimited complimentary admission to the Museum, temporary exhibitions, Space Show, and giant-screen films for up to 10 people when accompanied by Patron
  • VIP special exhibition evening preview receptions
  • Invitations to special exhibition daytime previews, Member Open House, Members-only tours, Star Party, Children's Holiday Party, and Curator Lectures
  • New Free tickets and reserved seating for two to a public program hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • New Invitation for two to attend one Science Afterhours event, featuring a presentation by Museum experts and "behind-the-scenes" access, followed by a reception
  • New Two complimentary passes to the annual Margaret Mead Film festival (upon request)
  • New Invitation to a thought leadership video conference series, featuring Museum scientists
  • New Before- and after-hours access to special exhibitions and permanent halls
  • New Patrons Circle Concierge Service for help with booking tickets, planning, and customizing your visits
  • New Ten Guest Passes for complimentary general admission
  • New Exclusive Gilder Center updates from leadership, architects, and scientists
  • Express ticketing, free coat check, and dedicated phone line in the Member Lounge
  • Advance notice for children's science camps and workshops
  • Acknowledgment in the Museum's Annual Report
  • One-year subscription to Rotunda magazine
  • Discounts for Museum shop, restaurant purchases, and selected education programs
  • Monthly email newsletter with science content

$1,720 is tax deductible

Naturalist  $4,500

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  • All of the benefits of Collector PLUS:
  • New Invitation for two to private annual pre- or post-program reception with an esteemed presenter
  • Invitation for two to the annual Patrons Circle luncheon, hosted by the Museum President
  • Private guided tour of permanent or special exhibition for up to 10 people
  • New Invitation for two to attend one additional Science Afterhours event (total of two)
  • New Two additional complimentary passes to the annual Margaret Mead Film Festival (total of four) (upon request)
  • New Naturalist for a Day:  share the Museum and extended Naturalist benefits with friends and family

$3,890 is tax deductible

Family Scientist  $5,000

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  • All of the benefits of Naturalist PLUS:
  • Invitations to the science education series Big Crazy Questions (And Some Answers) for families with children ages 3–12
  • Invitation to annual Family Scientist private dinner with hands-on science projects and a guest scientist presentation
  • Opportunity to host events or parties in select Museum venues (dependent upon construction)

$3,390 is tax deductible

Curator  $10,000

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  • All of the benefits of Naturalist PLUS:
  • New Tea and Tour: tea service in a private Museum space, following your private guided tour
  • New Invitation for two to attend one additional Science Afterhours event (total of three)
  • Option to add Family Scientist benefits to your membership

$9,330 is tax deductible

Discoverer  $25,000

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  • All of the benefits of Curator PLUS:
  • New Opportunity to attend Thanksgiving Day Parade at the Museum for up to 15 people
  • New Invitation for two to attend one additional Science Afterhours event (total of four)
  • New Opportunity to participate in special interest groups at the Museum by invitation only

$24,270 is tax deductible

 

IDNYC cardholders ages 18 and older are eligible for a free one-year membership at the American Museum of Natural History. Some restrictions apply. Click here for more details.

 

Under federal tax rules, grants by donor-advised funds (DAFs) and private foundations cannot be used for memberships in which the donor-advisors or disqualified persons receive more than an incidental benefit. Please contact your tax advisor or your DAF’s supporting organization for more information, including the possibility of waiving return benefits or using an alternate funding source to pay for the full membership.