Renew Your Membership Today

Please renew your Membership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture. With your donation, you will renew your status as a Member in good standing and help ensure a strong future for the Museum. Your generosity means so much!

Thanks to the steadfast support of our loyal Members and donors, we are expanding and sharing digital resources with the world, impacting millions with unique stories from the collection, online exhibitions, and diverse experiences in American history—all through the African American lens.

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Your benefits at this level:

$25 - Supporter

  • Membership card valid for a 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores* and the Sweet Home Café
  • Our semiannual Museum newsletter
  • Your name listed on the Museum’s electronic Honor Roll kiosk
  • “A Page from Our American Story,” a regular educational online series
  • Email updates about museum news

Your benefits at this level:

$40 - Contributor

  • A beautiful Certificate of Membership, suitable for framing, that recognizes your participation as a Member
  • An annual wall calendar featuring highlights of the Museum’s collection
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$100 - Associate

  • A limited-edition postcard set of four images representing the Museum, its mission, and its collections
  • A complimentary copy of The National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$250 - Friend

  • A beautiful book that discusses the founding of the Museum: Begin with the Past: Building the NMAAHC**
  • An exclusive Member tote bag
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$500 - Benefactor

All of the above, plus:
  • A Supporter-level gift Membership for a family member or friend
  • An invitation to one special exhibition opening or Members-only event
  • A copy of the Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$1,000 - Director's Circle

  • Annual recognition in the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • A personal copy of the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • An invitation to a Members-only breakfast with a curator
  • A 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Shops* when you present your exclusive Director’s Circle Plus Membership card
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$2,500 - Director's Circle Plus

  • Annual recognition in the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • A personal copy of the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
  • An invitation to a Members-only breakfast with a curator
  • A 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Shops* when you present your exclusive Director’s Circle Plus Membership card
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$5,000 - Director’s Circle Champion

  • An annual behind-the-scenes tour
  • Semiannual insider updates from NMAAHC’s director
  • A copy of the lavishly illustrated book From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship São José**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

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Select this option if you do not want to receive the listed Membership Benefits and would like your entire contribution to go to the Museum. You will still receive your Membership Card.

Your benefits at this level:

$25 - Supporter

  • Membership card valid for a 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, SmithsonianStore.com and the Sweet Home Caf?
  • Our Museum newsletter
  • Recognition in the NMAAHC Honor Roll displayed electronically in the Welcome Desk
  • A Page from “Our American Story,” a regular educational online series
  • Email updates about museum news
  • Members-only passes available to reserve online
  • Admission to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City

Your benefits at this level:

$40 - Contributor

  • A beautiful Certificate of Membership, suitable for framing, that recognizes your participation as a Member
  • An annual wall calendar featuring highlights of the Museum’s collection
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$100 - Associate

  • A limited-edition postcard set of four images representing the Museum, its mission, and its collections
  • A complimentary copy of The National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Souvenir Book**
  • A 10% discount on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings purchases online
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian’s IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$250 - Friend

  • A beautiful book that discusses the founding of the Museum: Begin with the Past: Building the NMAAHC**
  • An exclusive Member tote bag
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$500 - Benefactor

  • A Supporter-level gift Membership for a family member or friend
  • An invitation to one special exhibition opening or Members-only event
  • A copy of the Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture**
  • Receipt of the Smithsonian Annual Report, which provides an overview of the Smithsonian’s achievements and priorities
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$1,000 - Director’s Circle

  • Invitations to exclusive insider events
  • A commemorative Director’s Circle lapel pin**
  • The book Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and the Shaping of America**
  • $500/ per person discount off one Smithsonian Journeys trip***
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$2,500 - Director’s Circle Plus

  • Special recognition in the Smithsonian Annual Report
  • An invitation to a Members-only breakfast with a curator
  • A 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Shops* and at SmithsonianStore.com (not combinable with other offers) when you present your exclusive Director’s Circle Plus Membership card
  • Invitation for two to the Annual Smithsonian Weekend, a special chance to access the Smithsonian as few do. Experience exclusive lectures and tours from curators and scholars including elegant receptions in prominent Smithsonian venues, the Keynote Address and more (A $75 registration fee per attendee applies)
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits

Your benefits at this level:

$5,000 - Director’s Circle Champion

  • An annual behind-the-scenes tour
  • Semiannual insider updates from NMAAHC’s director
  • A copy of the beautifully illustrated book From No Return: The 221-Year Journey of the Slave Ship S?o Jos?**
  • In addition to all lower level annual benefits