The Burke Baker Planetarium at HMNS – Hermann Park will be closed through September 5. We apologize for any inconvenience.


President's Circle and Curator's Circle 

Play a Pivotal Role in Science Education



As a member of the President's Circle, your gift will play a pivotal role in introducing our 500,000 student visitors to the wonders of science and the awe of our natural world.

A gift of $2,000 and above to the annual fund qualifies donors to receive President’s Circle benefits.

President's Circle benefits include:

Invitations to exclusive receptions, exhibition viewings, premieres and social events.
Two free tickets for admission to special exhibitions.
Family level membership
FIRST PRIORITY registration for Xplorations summer camps.
...and MORE!




The Curators' Circle honors a distinguished group of individuals who support the Museum at the $10,000 level and above in presenting superior and uncommon exhibitions. Curators' Circle members add greatly to the cultural and educational landscape of our community and receive the following benefits:


Invitations to exclusive exhibition previews, dinners and intimate talks created especially for Curator’s Circle
Invitation to in-depth, docent guided tours of traveling special exhibitions.
President’s Circle Membership for one year
Skip the phone line! Special concierge number Monday through Friday to assist in securing your tickets and reservations
Skip the ticket line! One year all access VIP pass for you and a guest into the Museum’s permanent exhibit halls and ticketed venues, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre
Complimentary tickets to selected exhibitions
Travel opportunities and pop-up events as they arise
Exhibition catalogues for selected HMNS exhibits


All above benefits
Membership to Papilio Society
Dinner with HMNS President Joel A. Bartsch and fellow curators circle members at this level


All above benefits
Table at the HMNS Annual Gala in the location of your choosing and recognition at the $10,000 level


All above benefits
Listing on the title wall of the exhibition of your preference


To Join Either of These Donor Groups

Click on Donations or contact Sveta Darnell at 713-639-4729.

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