President’s Circle


The President’s Circle is the premier annual fund donor society at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Gifts to the annual fund help sustain HMNS as one of the most vibrant and most visited science museums in our nation. They help ensure the Museum’s provision of innovative STEM programming, groundbreaking exhibits, daily operational needs, extensive renovation projects, and much more. By joining the President’s Circle, you stand alongside an instrumental group of individuals who underwrite our mission to bring science education and a world of wonder to our local community and beyond. In return, you will receive benefits such as exhibition previews, special receptions, and opportunities to attend lectures and programs with experts in all fields! You will also receive a wide range of benefits including, but not limited to, priority registration for summer camps and member travel programs, complimentary passes for special exhibitions and programs, and much more!

President’s Circle Members will receive a fulfillment package in the mail, which will include your welcome letter, signature President’s Circle benefits card, printed guest passes, and brief synopsis of benefits. For more information, please contact Laynie Bracewell, Senior Development Officer, Annual Fund, at lbracewell@hmns.org or 713-639-4729.

The President’s Circle includes the following giving levels:


Patrons $2,500 – 4,999


  • Family Flex Museum membership benefits for up to 10 people, plus:
  • RECOGNITION in an annual HMNS publication and on HMNS website
  • SKIP THE LINE!
    • President’s Circle Line at the Box Office
  • SKIP THE PHONE LINE!
    • Call 713.639.4729
    • VIP Concierge Phone Line to assist in securing tickets and reservations
    • Available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
  • HIGH PRIORITY Registration for Summer Camps at HMNS
    • Exclusive access to the first day of registration for Summer Camps at HMNS
  • PRIORITY Sign-Up for Member Travel Programs
  • VOUCHERS: Digital Vouchers on President’s Circle Card (1 voucher = admission for 1 individual)
    • 2 Free Vouchers to Special Ticketed Exhibitions
    • 2 Free Vouchers to any Lecture of your choice
    • 2 Free Vouchers to any Behind-The-Scenes Tour
  • GUEST PASSES: Printed passes (1 printed pass = admission for 1 individual)
    • 2 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to permanent exhibitions
    • 2 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to an additional museum venue (Cockrell Butterfly Center (CBC), Wortham Giant Screen Theater (GST), or Burke Baker Planetarium (BBP))
  • PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE EVENTS
    • Opportunities to attend exclusive President’s Circle events throughout the year

The Fair Market Value (FMV) for the Patrons Level is $461.


Champions $5,000 – 9,999


  • All above benefits, plus:
  • FREE VOUCHERS: Digital vouchers on President’s Circle Card
    • 4 Free Vouchers to Special Ticketed Exhibitions
    • 4 Free Vouchers to any Lecture of your choice
    • 4 Free Vouchers to any Behind-The-Scenes Tour
  • GUEST PASSES: Printed passes
    • 4 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to permanent exhibitions
    • 4 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to an additional Museum venue (CBC, GST, or BBP)

The Fair Market Value (FMV) for the Champions Level is $647.


Collector’s Circle $10,000 – 14,999


  • All above benefits, plus:
  • VOUCHERS: Digital vouchers on President’s Circle Card
    • 6 Free Vouchers to Special Ticketed Exhibitions
    • 6 Free Vouchers to any Lecture of your choice
    • 6 Free Vouchers to any Behind-The-Scenes Tour
  • GUEST PASSES: Printed passes
    • 6 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to permanent exhibitions
    • 6 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to an additional museum venue (CBC, GST, or BBP)
  • GIFT A MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP!
    • Give the gift of a Family Museum Membership to recipient of your choice
  • Invitations to private PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE DINNERS

The Fair Market Value (FMV) for the Champions Level is $948.


Curator’s Circle $15,000 and above


  • All above benefits, plus:
  • VOUCHERS: Digital vouchers on President’s Circle Card
    • 10 Free Vouchers to Special Ticketed Exhibitions
    • 10 Free Vouchers to any Lecture of your choice
    • 10 Free Vouchers to any Behind-The-Scenes Tour
  • GUEST PASSES: Printed passes
    • 10 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to permanent exhibitions
    • 10 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to the museum venues (includes CBC, GST, or BBP)
  • GIFT A MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP!
    • Give the gift of a Family Flex Museum Membership to recipient of your choice
  • DISCOUNTED RENTAL FEE for Private Events at HMNS
  • CURATOR’S CIRCLE EVENTS Private events that offer priceless experiences only HMNS can provide. These events are designed to celebrate the Museum, including recent acquisitions with unique preview parties, dinners with special guests, and much more!

The Fair Market Value (FMV) for the Champions Level is $1,600.


If you would like to mail your contribution, please fill out this PDF reply card and send your gift to:

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
ATTN: Laynie Bracewell
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030


Curator's Circle

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