Curator’s Circle


Gifts to the HMNS Annual Fund of $15,000 and above

The Curator’s Circle serves as the top tier of giving within the President’s Circle, the premier donor society in support of the Annual Fund at HMNS and has an invaluable impact on the influence and achievements of our Museum. Through your membership in the Curator’s Circle, we strive to offer you unique experiences only HMNS can provide, such as celebrating the Museum’s most recent acquisitions, some of the rarest in the world, enriching educational dinners with top experts in the fields of natural science and history, and unparalleled events specifically designed for this group of Museum leaders. As with past years, expect the unexpected as we create programming that offers special behind-the-scenes previews of exhibitions, delves into cultures from across the world with receptions and dinners hosting esteemed guests, and provides exposure to cutting-edge discoveries in the fields of paleontology, gemology and more. Along with one-of-a-kind, inspiring programs, benefits will include priority registration for member travel programs, complimentary passes to special exhibitions and behind-the-scenes tours, a VIP concierge phone line and much more.

Curator’s Circle Members will receive a fulfillment package in the mail, which will include your welcome letter, signature HMNS President’s Circle membership benefits cards, printed guest passes and brief synopsis of benefits.

For gifts to the HMNS Annual Fund, President’s Circle, or Curator’s Circle, please contact Laynie Bracewell at 713.639.4729 or lbracewell@hmns.org.

Benefits:

  • 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 (1 voucher = admission for 1 individual)
    • 10 Free Vouchers to Special Ticketed Exhibitions
    • 10 Free Vouchers to any Lecture of your choice
    • 10 Free Vouchers to Behind-The-Scenes Tour
  • GUEST PASSES (1 printed pass = admission for 1 individual)
    • 10 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to permanent exhibitions
    • 10 Guest Passes that allow complimentary access to an additional museum venues (CBC, WGST, 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
    • Exclusive 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 for the Curator’s Circle is $1,600.

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