Meet the JC

The JC 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.

Membership

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 monthly 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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Levels

Friend—$750
Partner—$1,500
Patron—$3,000


Friend—$750
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ADMISSION
  • 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
EVENTS (Click for details)
  • 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
OTHER
  • 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.


Partner—$1,500
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All the benefits of JC Friend, plus:
EVENTS (Click for details)
  • 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 $578.


Patron—$3,000
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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:
ACCESS
  • 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
ADMISSION
  • 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 JCmembership@amnh.org.
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Event Privileges


The JC Calendar features monthly 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.


2017-2018 Calendar



JC-Exclusive Event: Science Fair for Grown-Ups
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 7-8:30 pm

Join us for after-hours access to the Museum and a fit-for-adults science fair, showcasing the intersection of Museum science education and technology. Enjoy a cocktail reception and hands-on exploration of digital learning at the Museum.

Complimentary for all JC members. Invitation to follow.


Margaret Mead Film Festival
Opening Night Screening: Brimstone & Glory
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 7-8:30 pm

For more than four decades, the Museum's Margaret Mead Film Festival has screened documentaries that advance our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. Join us for the New York premiere of Brimstone & Glory, one of more than 40 groundbreaking international nonfiction films that will present fresh cross-cultural perspectives at this year's festival.

JC Friend tickets available for purchase. Complimentary for JC Partners and Patrons. This event includes special access for JC members; invitation and details to follow.

The Margaret Mead Film Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Support for the Margaret Mead Film Festival is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation; and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.


Astronomy Live: Voyagers
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 7-8:30 pm

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft, composer Gerald Cohen brings us Voyagers, a new musical piece for clarinet and string quartet. This program features the Cassatt Quartet and clarinetist Vasko Dukovski accompanied by visualizations designed by the Museum's Director of Astrovisualization, Carter Emmart. Timothy Ferris, producer of Voyager's Golden Record, joins as a special guest.

JC Friend tickets are available for purchase. Complimentary for JC Partners and Patrons. This event includes special access for JC members; invitation and details to follow.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.


Fall Exhibition Preview Reception
Monday, November 13, 2017 | 6-7:30 pm

The Museum's fall special exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience, explores the relationship between our senses and perception. Immersive environments and engaging activities reveal how the brain constructs its own reality. JC Patrons are invited to join this after-hours VIP reception to tour the exhibition prior to its opening to the public.

Complimentary for JC Patrons. Invitation to follow.

Our Senses is generously supported by Dana and Virginia Randt.


SciCafe: Biodiversity and the Sixth Extinction
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 7-8:30 pm

Earth is losing biological diversity at an unprecedented rate. Could this lead to the collapse of Earth's habitats and ecosystems? What might that mean for humanity? Museum curator Joel Cracraft presents the evidence, drawing from his experiences in Earth's tropical forests, and outlines the difficult challenges ahead.

Complimentary for all JC members. This event includes special access for JC members; invitation and details to follow.

The SciCafe Series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.


Members-Only Curator's Lecture
Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 6-8 pm

Join Members for a lecture on the science that informs the Museum's special exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. Learn from the exhibition's curator, Dr. Rob DeSalle, how the human brain has evolved extraordinary abilities to gather and process sensory data. The evening will conclude with an opportunity to view the exhibition, with new insights fresh in your mind.

Complimentary for all JC levels. This event includes special access for JC members and is family-friendly; invitation and details to follow.

Our Senses is generously supported by Dana and Virginia Randt.


Dinos After Dark
Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 7-10 pm

Go back in time for a prehistoric party in the Museum's celebrated dinosaur halls. Enjoy an exciting evening of expert talks and demonstrations. Explore freely, with cocktail in hand, and come face-to-face with the dinos after dark.

JC Friend tickets available for purchase. Complimentary for JC Partners and Patrons. This event includes special access for JC members; invitation and details to follow.


Member Star Party
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 6–8:30 pm

Join Members and Patrons for a special celestial evening in the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Enjoy cocktails in the wondrous Cullman Hall of the Universe; participate in space-themed crafts and activities for ages 5 and up; and discover what the 2018 skies will hold as a live presenter guides you on an immersive journey through the galaxy.

Complimentary for JC Patrons. This event includes special access for JC Patrons and is family-friendly; invitation and details to follow.


Spring Exhibition Preview Reception
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 6-7:30 pm

Our spring exhibition will immerse you in three incredible worlds—the ocean of the past, of the present, and the future—and advance your understanding of our ocean planet. This after-hours VIP reception invites all JC members to tour the exhibition prior to its opening to the public.

Complimentary for all JC members. Invitation to follow.

The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund.

This Exhibition is generously supported by:
The Dalio Ocean Initiative
Chase Private Client



Frontiers Lecture
Monday, April 9, 2018 | 7:30-9 pm

The Hayden Planetarium's Frontiers Lecture series highlights the latest advances in our knowledge of the universe by presenting the research of scientists working at the cutting edge of astrophysics. Join us for a presentation on planet formation and the ALMA telescope.

JC Friend tickets available for purchase. Complimentary for JC Partners and Patrons. This event includes special access for JC members; invitation and details to follow.

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.


Patrons Circle Science-at-Work
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 6–7:30 pm

JC Patrons are invited to join Patrons Circle members to enjoy an exclusive evening with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, who will give a talk on the Cosmic Perspective over cocktails.

Complimentary for JC Partners and Patrons. Invitation to follow.


Member Open House
Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6-8 pm

Join Members and Patrons to see highlights from our collections, meet Museum scientists and learn about current research, participate in activities with Museum educators in the Discovery Room, and explore the Sackler Educational Laboratory in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins. The evening will conclude with a special presentation of our 3D film in the LeFrak Theater at 7:30 pm.

Complimentary for all JC members. This event includes special access for JC members and is family-friendly; invitation and details to follow.


JC-Exclusive Event: Trivia Night
Thursday, June 7 | 7-9 pm

Join us after-hours to test your science trivia knowledge in a pub-style game that uses the Museum's exhibitions as its inspiration. Engage in friendly competition with your fellow JC members, toasting your science smarts and the approaching summer season.

Complimentary for all JC members. Invitation to follow.


Calendar subject to change.

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