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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

Your annual membership of $1,000 includes:

  • An invitation to two Museum Director’s Discovery Series* events led by exhibition curators and scientists. Each event includes a reception with the Museum’s Sant Director.
  • An invitation to a special event at the Museum.
  • An annual online subscription to Smithsonian magazine and the Museum’s monthly e-mail newsletter, featuring articles on current exhibitions and scientific research

Become a Member

Sustainers’ Circle

Your annual membership of $2,500 includes:

  • All benefits listed above.
  • An invitation to two special events at the Museum.
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum with a distinguished scientist or educator.

Become a Member

Director’s Circle

Your annual membership of $5,000 includes:

  • All benefits listed above.
  • An invitation to all exhibition opening receptions.
  • One specially-arranged private tour¬¬—for you and up to ten guests—of the exhibition of your choice, led by a distinguished scientist or educator.
  • Two tickets to the annual family-friendly Smithsonian Sleepover at the Museum, which includes an IMAX film screening, a light breakfast, and related activities

Become a Member

* Director’s Discovery Series

Events will include after-hours, behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum’s exhibitions, departmental collections, and research areas. Take an in-depth look into vital topics such as the evolutionary relationships of organisms, biodiversity, and global climate change.

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