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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 a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world.

In recognition of their exceptional generosity, Members 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
($798 tax deductible)

  • Invitations to exclusive events throughout the year, including the annual Leadership Circles Dinner, Reception, and the Event with the
    President & CEO
  • Customized, curator-led tour of the Museum’s Collections and Research Center for 4-6 people
  • Invitation to field trips featuring unique natural history sites, regional museums and gardens
  • 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 Leadership Circles Dinner program
  • Two FREE tickets to Santa Barbara Artwalk
  • 20% discount at the Museum & Sea Center Stores in December
  • Plus all benefits of Museum membership

Director's Circle - $2,500-4,999
($2,298 tax deductible)

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

President's Circle - $5,000-9,999
($4,648 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
  • Plus all the benefits listed aboveSupport

Collector's Circle - $10,000 and above
($9,548 tax deductible)

  • Private luncheon with the Museum President & CEO for six people, followed by a customized, curator-led behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s Collections and Research Center
  • 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
  • Plus all the benefits listed above



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