Be More Than A Member

At Smithsonian Associates, we put the Smithsonian's vast knowledge network at your fingertips. Although part of the Smithsonian, we receive no federal funds, relying on individual contributions and sponsorships to help bridge the gap between program expenses and ticket revenues.

When you join you become a part of the largest museum-based cultural and educational program in the world. As an insider, you will have unparalleled access to the Smithsonian's immense resources, and depending on your level of membership, you will enjoy exclusive benefits.

Ways to Give

Individual Donor

Smithsonian Associates depends on individual donors of all levels to sustain its wide-ranging programs that delight, inspire, and educate.

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsorships help put the Smithsonian's knowledge network into the hands of your current and future customers.

Planned Giving

Make a gift that advances Smithsonian Associates' important mission while also providing yourself with significant financial benefits.