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Leadership Circle

Unique Experiences and Exclusive Access.

Members of the Natural History Leadership Circle are a select group whose generosity serves as an inspiration to others. You will enjoy a personal relationship with the Museum, gaining hands-on, behind-the-scenes access to experts, exhibitions, and collections.

Levels of Giving:

Level Donation Amount Range for this Level
Benefactors’ Circle $1,000 to $2,499
Sustainers’ Circle $2,500 to $4,999
Director’s Circle $5,000 or more

Benefactors’ Circle

For an annual contribution of $1,000 to $2,499, you will receive:

  • Exclusive access to intimate Museum Director’s Discovery events led by exhibition curators and scientists. Each event includes a Director’s Reception. Past events included a guided tour of the Mummy Room and a detailed examination and explanation of Audubon’s Birds of America.
  • Invitation to one exclusive Museum event.
  • Recognition in the Museum during the membership year.
  • A subscription to the Museum’s bi-monthly e-newsletter, which features articles on current exhibitions and events.
  • A complimentary Museum guide.

Become a Member

Sustainers’ Circle

For an annual contribution of $2,500 to $4,999, you will receive:

  • All benefits listed above.
  • Invitation to two exclusive Museum events.
  • An invitation to an exclusive luncheon with a distinguished scientist.

Become a Member

Director’s Circle

For an annual contribution of $5,000 or more, you will receive:

  • All benefits listed above.
  • Invitation to exclusive Museum events and all exhibition opening receptions.
  • One specially arranged private tour for members and up to ten guests of the exhibition of your choice led by one of the Museum’s world-renowned scientists or curators.
  • An invitation to a private social function with Museum leadership.

Become a Member

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