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CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP AND PRIVILEGES

Scribe - Individual Membership

  • $50 annually
  • Free or reduced admission price for ticketed exhibitions and select programs
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop and online store
  • 10% discount on cardholder's meals at Pharaoh's - a soda-shop style restaurant
  • Circa, the Museum's bi-annual magazine, mailed to your home
  • Special events and activities designed especially for members
  • Invitations to exhibition preview parties
  • Member price for special events
  • Notices and announcements of Museum events, programs, and activities
  • Members e-newsletter
  • Personalized membership card
  • Fully tax deductible

Archivist - Couple/Dual Membership

  • $75 annually
  • Membership for two adults living at the same address
  • All the benefits of Individual membership, times two!
  • Two membership cards
  • Fully tax deductible

Patriot - Family Membership

  • $100 annually
  • All the benefits of Couple/Dual membership including two children
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for private functions (fees apply)
  • Fully tax deductible

Enthusiast - Patron Membership

  • $250 annually
  • All the benefits of Family membership
  • Free admission for two additional adults for all ticketed exhibitions
  • Annual collectible holiday ornament
  • $239 is tax deductible

Curator’s Assembly - Sustainer Membership

  • $500 annually
  • All the benefits of Patron membership
  • Free admission for two additional adults for all ticketed exhibitions
  • Annual collectible holiday ornament
  • $489 is tax deductible

BENEFACTOR CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Benefactor

History Associates Perks:

  • $1,250 annually
  • All the benefits of Sustainer membership
  • Two free tickets to the annual adult holiday party
  • Two free tickets to the annual Benefactor's Circle dinner
  • Listing in Benefactor's Cirlce in Circa magazine
  • Recognition on Benefactor's Circle sign in the lobby and on the website
  • Free two-hour use of Museum lobby plus 20% off Museum rental
  • Annual collectible holiday ornament
  • Free Archivist membership as an annual gift
  • $1,239 is tax deductible

Smithsonian Affiliate Perks:

  • Smithsonian Affiliate Membership (two memberships for the price of one!)
  • Subscription to Smithsonian Magazine (11 issues)
  • Discounts on shopping and dining at Smithsonian Museums
  • Travel and tour opportunities with Smithsonian Journeys
  • Access to the Smithsonian's 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park

Sterling Benefactor

  • $1,750 annually
  • All the benefits of Benefactor membership (including Smithsonian Affiliate Perks)
  • Free three-hour use of Museum lobby plus 20% off Museum rental
  • $1,739 is tax deductible

Historian

  • $2,500 annually
  • All the benefits of Sterling Benefactor membership (including Smithsonian Affiliate Perks)
  • Free four-hour use of Museum rental and one exhibit open for event plus 20% off Museum rental
  • Four free tickets to the annual adult holiday party
  • Four free tickets to the annual Benefactor's Circle dinner
  • Free Patriot membership as an annual gift
  • $2,015 is tax deductible

Executive Gallery

  • $5,000 annually
  • All the benefits of Historian membership (including Smithsonian Affiliate Perks)
  • Free four-hour use of Museum rental and two exhibits open for event plus 20% off Museum rental
  • Opportunity for private tour with a curator, conservator, educator, or director for a group of 10
  • Six free tickets to the annual adult holiday party
  • Six free tickets to the annual Benefactor's Circle dinner
  • $4,285 is tax deductible