Smithsonian Associates puts the Smithsonian's vast knowledge network at
your fingertips. Although Smithsonian Associates is part of the Smithsonian,
we receive no federal funds, relying on individual contributions to help bridge
the gap between program expenses and ticket revenues.
When you join Smithsonian Associates as a member, you receive many valuable
benefits such as savings of up to 35% on tickets to most of the 750 educational and
cultural programs annually, discounts at Smithsonian museum shops, several museum
restaurants, Smithsonian catalogue, SmithsonianStore.com, exclusive members-only
programs, and much more.
You may also purchase a gift certificate by calling 202-633-3030.
Your gift recipient will receive notification of your generosity in approximately
two weeks from the time we receive your order.
We print and mail membership cards upon request. You can download your membership card
electronically and print it out at home or store it on your mobile device.
You may also write us with your new address. Please allow 6 weeks for the change to take effect.
The Smithsonian Institution reserves the right to cancel, substitute individual
speakers and/or session topics within a course, reschedule or relocate any
course or event because of insufficient enrollments, unanticipated scheduling
conflicts or emergency situations.
The Smithsonian Institution also reserves the right
to refuse to register any individual or to require any participant to withdraw
from an activity at any time when such action is determined by the Smithsonian
staff to be in the best interests of the health,
safety, or general welfare of the entire group or the participant.