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Levels of Membership

Demonstrate your support of the Smithsonian by joining Smithsonian Associates—and begin enjoying your benefits today! §Review the membership benefits terms and conditions

Select a membership level:
  • Members-only priority program registration before programs go on sale to the public (some exclusions apply)
  • Purchase one registration per program at the discounted member price (savings of up to 35%)
  • Subscription to the monthly Smithsonian Associates program guide
  • Access to members-only in-person and online programs
  • Access to free Associates events as available (notification sent via email)
All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Purchase up to four registrations 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
All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Purchase up to six registrations 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
Advocate – $175
All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Advance digital copy of the monthly Smithsonian Associates program guide
  • Two complimentary registrations to an online program, in-person lecture, or performance (value equal to $35 per registration or less)
Contributor – $300
All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Advance program registration by phone for high-demand programs, with no handling fees
  • Invitation for two to a Smithsonian Insider event during the year
  • Recognition in the Smithsonian Associates program guide annual donor list and on the annual donor plaque at our headquarters on the National Mall
All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Early notification about special travel programs sponsored by Smithsonian Journeys when offered
  • Copy of the Smithsonian’s annual report
Sponsor – $1,000
All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Reserved seating at most Smithsonian Associates in-person programs
  • Invitations to backstage meet-and-greets at select Smithsonian Associates in-person programs
  • Dedicated concierge phone line for inquiries and program registration
Partner – $2,500
All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Invitation for two to the prestigious Annual Smithsonian Weekend
  • An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with a docent (some restrictions apply)
  • Recognition in the Smithsonian’s annual report
Benefactor – $5,000
All the preceding benefits, plus:
  • Recognition as a sponsor of a selected Smithsonian Associates program
  • Priority seating at all Smithsonian Associates in-person programs
  • Additional 20% discount on member prices for Art Collectors Program fine-arts prints

Refer to IRS Publication 526 for clarification of tax implications.

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Complimentary program registration terms and restrictions:
If your membership benefits include complimentary program registrations, you can redeem your program registration benefits by contacting our customer service team. Complimentaray program registration(s) cannot be used for Studio Arts classes, in-person tours, or programs that have a book or other merchandise included in the program price. This offer does not apply to previous purchases, membership dues, or gift certificates.