JOIN TODAY IN HONOR OF MEMBERSHIP MONTH!

Your special Membership gift to the Museum now will be matched up to $75,000 in honor of Membership Month! Help us elevate our mission to tell the American story through the lens of African American history and culture in 2024 and beyond.

Membership benefits will reflect the gift amount, not the matched gift amount.

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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

  • 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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Your benefits at this level:

$25 - Supporter

  • A 10% discount at the Sweet Home Café, most Smithsonian museum stores, and SmithsonianStore.com when you present your exclusive Membership card; not combinable with other offers*
  • Recognition in the Member Honor Roll
  • Our Museum newsletter
  • “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 any 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 the Sweet Home Café, most Smithsonian museum stores, and SmithsonianStore.com when you present your exclusive Director’s Circle Plus Membership card; not combinable with other offers*
  • 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