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Levels of Membership

Demonstrate your support of the Smithsonian by joining Smithsonian Associates—and begin enjoying your benefits today!

Associate $50.00 - $79.99

  • Members-Only Ticket Priority before programs go on sale to the public (some exclusions apply)
  • Eligibility to purchase one ticket per program at the discounted member price (savings up to 35%)
  • Subscription to the monthly Smithsonian Associates program guide
  • Access to members-only programs, including the popular annual Breakfast at the Zoo
  • Access to two complimentary tours of exhibitions throughout the year
  • Access to free Associates events as available (notification sent via email)
  • 10% discount at SmithsonianStore.com (with a special code) and select Smithsonian museum restaurants
 

Champion $80.00 - $99.99

All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Eligibility to purchase up to four tickets per program at the discounted member price (savings up to 35%)
  • Priority consideration for waitlisted programs including study tours (some exclusions apply)
  • Recognition on the Smithsonian Associates website
 

Promoter $100.00 - $174.99

All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Eligibility to purchase up to six tickets per program at the discounted member price (savings up to 35%)
  • Smithsonian magazine delivered to your home
  • Member discounts on Art Collectors Program fine-art prints
  • 20% discount at SmithsonianStore.com during special Member Days sales
 

Advocate $175.00 - $299.99

All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Advance digital copy of the monthly Smithsonian Associates program guide
  • Two complimentary tickets to one exclusive after-hours Mingle at the Museum event
  • VIP access, activities, and seating at the popular annual Breakfast at the Zoo
 

Contributor $300.00 - $599.99

All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Advance ticket purchasing by phone for high-demand programs, including Smithsonian Summer Camp
  • Invitation for two to a Smithsonian Insider event during the year
  • No handling fees on phone purchases
  • Recognition in the Smithsonian Associates program guide annual donor list and on the annual donor plaque at our headquarters on the National Mall
 

Patron $600.00 - $999.99

All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Advanced ticket purchasing to select headliner events
  • Complimentary invitation for two to an exclusive Meeting the Masters reception
  • Eligibility to participate in special travel programs sponsored by Smithsonian Journeys
  • Complimentary tickets for two to a lecture or performance (value equal to $30 per ticket or less)
  • Copy of the Smithsonian’s annual report
 

Sponsor $1,000.00 - $2,499.99

All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary VIP tickets for two and a parking pass for Breakfast at the Zoo
  • Reserved seating at most Smithsonian Associates programs
  • Invitations to backstage meet-and-greets at select Smithsonian Associates programs
  • Advanced ticket purchasing for embassy programs and receptions
  • Dedicated concierge phone line for inquiries and tickets
 

Partner $2,500.00 - $4,999.99

All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Invitation for two to the prestigious Annual Smithsonian Weekend
  • An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with a docent
  • Recognition in the Smithsonian’s annual report
 

Benefactor $5,000.00 - Above

All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Recognition as a sponsor of a selected Smithsonian Associates program
  • Complimentary VIP tickets for six and two parking passes for Breakfast at the Zoo
  • Priority seating at all Smithsonian Associates programs
  • Additional 20% discount on member prices for Art Collectors Program fine-arts prints
Refer to IRS Publication 526 for clarification of tax implications.