Junior Council

Bringing together science enthusiasts eager to explore the Museum's rich offerings – and sustain 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. 

We hope you enjoy your experience in the JC. 
Thank you for your membership!


For more information on JC Memberships and upcoming events please contact [email protected] or 212-769-5153.

JC Friend  $750

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  • Invitations and free admission for two adults to JC-exclusive receptions and a curated series of engaging Museum programs that provide the opportunity to connect and learn with the JC community throughout the year
  • Free general admission and free tickets to all special exhibitions and shows, on every visit, for six people
  • Access to a Member Entrance
  • Concierge-level service in our Member Lounge
  • Special off-hours access to the Museum on select evenings
  • $12 parking garage flat rate for Members arriving any day from 4–11 pm
  • 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.
  • Special invitation to a Patrons Circle Science After Hours event
  • Two complimentary passes to the annual Margaret Mead Film festival (upon request)

$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 up to 10 people
  • Invitation to special exhibition previews and gallery openings
  • Ten guest passes for complimentary general admission
  • Free tickets and reserved seating for two to a public program hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson

$2,350 is tax deductible

JC memberships are one per household and are not refundable or transferable. Categories and benefits are subject to change.

If you are interested in other levels of membership, please visit us here.

If you wish to purchase a membership through a gift vehicle that does not allow for the receipt of non-deductible or more than incidental benefits, please contact your tax adviser or your donor-advised fund’s (DAF) supporting organization for more information, including the possibility of waiving return benefits or using an alternate funding source to pay for the membership.