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Leadership Circle

When you join the Natural History Museum’s Leadership Circles of Giving, you join a select group of individuals who provide critical support for our mission:

Inspiring an awe for nature and a thirst for discovery.

In recognition of their exceptional generosity, donors of the Leadership Circles have special access to all the Museum has to offer. For more information on membership and its benefits please call, the Development Department at 805-682-4711 ext. 124 or email

Join or renew today!


Education ProgramsPatron’s Circle - $1,000-2,499
($805 tax deductible)

  • Invitations to exclusive events throughout the year, including the annual Patron Dinner, and Patron Reception, and the Event with the President
  • Customized, curator-led tour of the Museum’s collections and research departments for 4-6 people
  • Invitation to field trips featuring unique natural history sites, regional museums and gardens in the greater Santa Barbara area
  • Unlimited guests when accompanied by you
  • Eight FREE Guest Passes for entry into the Museum or Sea Center
  • Recognition on the Museum’s electronic donor screen located at the Museum entrance and in the Patron Dinner program
  • Two FREE tickets to Santa Barbara Artwalk
  • 20% discount at the Museum Stores in December
  • All the benefits of museum membership

Director’s Circle - $2,500-4,999
($2,305 tax deductible)

  • Up to 30 museum passes donated to a school or charity of your choice
  • Special handling of your child’s school group visit
  • All of the benefits listed above

SupportPresident’s Circle - $5,000-9,999
($4,755 tax deductible)

  • Opportunity to host a private dinner or cocktail reception in the gallery of your choice at the Museum
  • One complimentary Family Membership for a friend, associate, or to donate to a community organization or school of your choice
  • All of the benefits listed above

Collector’s Circle - $10,000-24,999
($9,555 tax deductible)

  • Private luncheon with the Museum Director for six people, followed by a customized, curator-led tour of the Museum’s collections and research departments
  • Recognition in conjunction with an upcoming exhibit of your choice or as a co-sponsor of an education program of your choice: Museum Backyard, School & Teacher Services, Nature Collection, or Quasars to Sea Stars
  • Opportunity to host a private, at-cost event at the Museum or Sea Center
  • Unlimited General-admission guest passes for friends and associates upon request
  • All of the benefits listed above



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