Meet the JC

The JC (Junior Council) brings together science enthusiasts eager to explore the American Museum of Natural History's hidden depths while sustaining its vital work. Tailored for rising Museum leaders in their 20s to early 40s, the JC's slate of programs and social events immerses members in the active science they support—and invites them to mingle in these legendary halls after the doors close.


Your annual membership gift sustains, strengthens, and endorses our work to broaden public understanding of science and the natural world. In appreciation for your support, the Museum is pleased to extend an exclusive suite of JC membership benefits, centered around admission, events, and access.

Opportunities to convene with like-minded Museum enthusiasts is a marquee feature of the new JC membership program, available as of July 1, 2017. We've curated a series of thought-provoking programs and social events specifically for JC members, providing opportunities from September through June for you and your fellow members to engage with Museum content together.

Increased Museum admission privileges are another key feature of new JC membership benefits. We want you to be able to bring family, friends, and guests to the Museum whenever you visit to see our 45 permanent halls, special exhibitions, and shows.

We hope you enjoy your experience in the JC. Thank you for your membership!
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  • Unlimited general admission and free special exhibition tickets for six
  • Eight free tickets to LeFrak Theater films (2D and 3D) or The Butterfly Conservatory
  • Unlimited member discounts on Space Shows, LeFrak Theater films (2D and 3D), or The Butterfly Conservatory for two
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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
  • A one-year subscription to Rotunda, our Member magazine
  • 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases
  • 15% discount on Museum restaurant purchases
The value of goods and services at this level of membership is estimated at $370.

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All the benefits of JC Friend, plus:
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  • 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
The value of goods and services at this level of membership is estimated at $588.

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The Museum is pleased to offer benefits at this level that introduce young members to our Patrons Circle membership program and invite them to continue their involvement with the Museum as a Patron in future.
All benefits of JC Partner, 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
EVENTS (Click for details)
  • 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
The value of goods and services at this level of membership is estimated at $650.

JC memberships are one per household and are not refundable or transferable.

Categories and benefits are subject to change.

For more information, please contact 212-769-5256 or

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Event Privileges

The JC Calendar features after-hours opportunities to connect with the Museum and your JC membership community. Running from September to June, the JC season opens and closes with a JC-Exclusive Social Event. JC members also enjoy special access to featured public, Hayden Planetarium, and Member programs, such as private receptions, reserved seating, and complimentary drink tickets.

Event privileges are extended to two individuals per membership. All events are 21+ unless otherwise noted.
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