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Patrons Circle

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. Have questions?

Contact the Patrons Circle Office at 212-769-5153 or [email protected]

 

Collector  $2,000

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  • Unlimited complimentary admission to the Museum, plus free tickets for all special exhibitions and shows,for up to 10 people when accompanied by Patron
  • Invitations to new special exhibition previews and gallery openings
  • 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
  • Member hours on Thursdays from 6–8 pm for the reopening period—fall 2020
  • Member hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 10–11 am for the reopening period—fall 2020
  • Access to a Member entrance
  • $12 parking garage flat rate for PC Members arriving any day from 4–11 pm
  • $20 parking garage flat rate for PC Members arriving Saturday and Sunday before 11 am with a four-hour maximum stay—available through Sunday, November 15
  • New Ten Guest Passes for complimentary general admission
  • New Exclusive Gilder Center updates from leadership, architects, and scientists
  • Member Lounge access, with concierge and coat-check service
  • 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 

$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 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

 

President's Society $50,000

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  • All of the benefits of Discoverer PLUS:
  • New Private, weekday behind-the-scenes tour, followed by tea and cookies in a private Museum space with your expert tour guide (according to availability)
  • New Invitation to a reception hosted by the Museum President at a private residence

$49,190 is tax deductible

 

Chairman's Circle $75,000

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  • All of the benefits of President's Society PLUS:
  • New Invitation to Chairman's Circle Dinner with the Museum President and Chairman of the Board

$74,000 is tax deductible

 

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.