General Donations

If you prefer you may mail your donation directly to us at:

South Florida Museum
P.O. Box 9265
Bradenton, FL 34206-9265


Or contact Community Engagement Director Martha Wells at:
941-746-4131, ext. 135
MWells@SouthFloridaMuseum.org

For more information on becoming a member of our Friends program please call at 941-746-4131, ext 117 or email us

Membership Brochure & Enrollment Form (PDF)

Corporate Membership Program

ASTC Reciprocal Benefits List

NARM Reciprocal Benefits List

Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Info



 

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South Florida Museum Membership Program

Membership support helps to maintain the South Florida Museum’s role as a valuable cultural resource & asset to our community’s quality of life, while giving Members valuable benefits for Museum admission, Museum programs and events.


All Levels of Membership Benefits Include:

· One year of *unlimited free admission to the South Florida Museum for the enrolled member and applicable guests (*see membership levels below). Enrolled member must present valid ID at check in. Admission includes all regularly scheduled shows in the Bishop Planetarium Theater and presentations at the Parker Manatee Aquarium. Programs and special events are not included in Member admission offer. 

· The opportunity to bring 2 additional guests per visit at a 50% discount on admission price. Member must be present. (Not available with Student or Individual Memberships.)

· 10% discount on merchandise purchased in the Museum Store.

· Reduced pricing to Programs, Camps & Lectures.

· Subscription to the Museum Weekly E-Newsletter

· Invitations to attend exhibition openings.

· Reciprocal benefits at 300+ Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) worldwide. Members must show their Museum membership card for admission to participating ASTC organizations outside of a 90 mile radius of the South Florida Museum. Please note: Some institutions locally may not recognize the South Florida Museum ASTC reciprocal membership (due to proximity restrictions) or may limit the number of visitors allowed in under the ASTC reciprocal membership. Please contact the institution you plan to visit before your trip to confirm their policies. Up to 4 members of ASTC organizations per visit are admitted to the South Florida Museum at no cost with valid membership cards (from organizations outside of a 90 mile radius of the South Florida Museum). Planetarium shows are not included in ASTC admissions to the South Florida Museum, but can be purchased for $4 / visitor. 

· The Museum shares reciprocal Member privileges with several local organizations, as well. Valid membership cards and ID are required. Above listed restrictions for reciprocal partner Member admissions to the South Florida Museum apply. Additional reciprocal benefit partners include:

· FRIENDS LEVEL & ABOVE ONLY: Reciprocal benefits at 700+ North American Reciprocal Membership (NARM) organizations nationwide. Members must show their Museum membership card for admission to participating NARM organizations. Please note: Some institutions locally may not recognize the South Florida Museum NARM membership (due to proximity restrictions) or may limit the number of visitors allowed in under the NARM reciprocal membership. Please contact the institution you plan to visit before your trip to confirm their policies. Up to 4 members of NARM organizations per visit are admitted to the South Florida Museum at no cost with valid membership cards (from organizations with the NARM logo on their membership card). Planetarium shows are not included in NARM admissions to the South Florida Museum, but can be purchased for $4 / visitor. Additionally, NARM membership cardholders will receive a 10% discount at the South Florida Museum Store and Member pricing on special programs with a valid membership card with a NARM logo.

· FRIENDS PLUS LEVEL & ABOVE ONLY: Reciprocal benefits at 50+ Smithsonian Affiliate organizations nationwide. Members must show their Smithsonian Affiliates membership card (issued by the South Florida Museum) for admission to participating Smithsonian Affiliate organizations. Up to 2 visitors are admitted to the South Florida Museum at no cost with a valid Smithsonian Affiliates membership card (cardholder must be present). Planetarium shows are included. Additionally, Smithsonian Affiliates membership cardholders will receive a 10% discount at the South Florida Museum Store and Member pricing on special programs (for up to 2 guests per program).

  Membership Levels: Click to join now!

Student Membership $35  (no additional guest discount)

  • Admission for the enrolled individual Student only (unlimited free admissions for cardholder for one year)
  • Additional Named Member Card not available with Student Memberships

Individual Membership $60  (no additional guest discount)

 

  • Admission for the enrolled Individual Member only (unlimited free admissions for cardholder for one year)
  • Additional Named Member Card not available with Individual Memberships

Dual Membership $75

  • Two (2) admissions per visit (unlimited free admissions for cardholder and up to 1 guest per visit for one year)

Friends Membership $100

  • Four (4) admissions per visit (unlimited free admissions for cardholder and up to 3 guests per visit for one year)
  • 2 Member for a Day Guest Passes to share with friends 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Membership - NARM is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with 709 participating institutions across North America. All South Florida Museum Members at the Friends Level  ($100) and above will receive a membership card with NARM Logo that allows for admission to the member organizations. Click here for a complete list of participating reciprocal organizations.

Friends Plus Membership  $150

  • Six (6) admissions per visit (unlimited free admissions for cardholder and up to 5 guests per visit for one year)
  • 4 Member for a Day Guest Passes to share with friends 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Membership - NARM is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with 709 participating institutions across North America. All South Florida Museum Members at the Friends Level  ($100) and above will receive a membership card with NARM Logo that allows for admission to the member organizations. Click here for a complete list of participating reciprocal organizations.
  • TWO MEMBERSHIPS IN ONE! *Smithsonian Affiliates Membership and Magazine subscription - Free admission to 40+ Museum nationwide for up to two (2) guests with Smithsonian Affiliations Membership card. Click here for member museums. (*See details below.)

Sponsor Membership  $250

  • One Additional Named Member Card to be included with membership price.
  • Eight (8) admissions per visit (unlimited free admissions for cardholder and up to 7 guests per visit for one year)
  • 6 Member for a Day Guest Passes to share with friends 
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Membership - NARM is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with 709 participating institutions across North America. All South Florida Museum Members at the Friends Level  ($100) and above will receive a membership card with NARM Logo that allows for admission to the member organizations. Click here for a complete list of participating reciprocal organizations.
  • TWO MEMBERSHIPS IN ONE! *Smithsonian Affiliates Membership and Magazine subscription - Free admission to 40+ Museum nationwide for up to two (2) guests with Smithsonian Affiliations Membership card. Click here for member museums. (*See details below.)

Patron Membership  $500

  • One Additional Named Member Card to be included with membership price.
  • Ten (10) admissions per visit (unlimited free admissions for cardholder and up to 9 guests per visit for one year)
  • 8 Member for a Day Guest Passes to share with friends
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Membership - NARM is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with 709 participating institutions across North America. All South Florida Museum Members at the Friends Level  ($100) and above will receive a membership card with NARM Logo that allows for admission to the member organizations. Click here for a complete list of participating reciprocal organizations.
  • TWO MEMBERSHIPS IN ONE! *Smithsonian Affiliates Membership and Magazine subscription - Free admission to 40+ Museum nationwide for up to two (2) guests with Smithsonian Affiliations Membership card. Click here for member museums. (*See details below.)

Benefactor Membership  $750

  • One Additional Named Member Card to be included with membership price.
  • Twelve (12) admissions per visit (unlimited free admissions for cardholder and up to 11 guests per visit for one year)
  • 10 Member for a Day Guest Passes to share with friends
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Membership - NARM is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with 709 participating institutions across North America. All South Florida Museum Members at the Friends Level  ($100) and above will receive a membership card with NARM Logo that allows for admission to the member organizations. Click here for a complete list of participating reciprocal organizations.
  • TWO MEMBERSHIPS IN ONE! *Smithsonian Affiliates Membership and Magazine subscription - Free admission to 40+ Museum nationwide for up to two (2) guests with Smithsonian Affiliations Membership card. Click here for member museums. (*See details below.)

Explorer Membership   $1,000

  • One Additional Named Member Card to be included with membership price.
  • Twelve (12) admissions per visit (unlimited free admissions for cardholder and up to 11 guests per visit for one year)
  • One (1) Friends Plus Membership to give to a friend
  • 12 Member for a Day Guest Passes to share with friends
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association Membership - NARM is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with 709 participating institutions across North America. All South Florida Museum Members at the Friends Level  ($100) and above will receive a membership card with NARM Logo that allows for admission to the member organizations. Click here for a complete list of participating reciprocal organizations.
  • TWO MEMBERSHIPS IN ONE! *Smithsonian Affiliates Membership and Magazine subscription - Free admission to 40+ Museum nationwide for up to two (2) guests with Smithsonian Affiliations Membership card. Click here for member museums. (*See details below.)
  • Invitations to Museum special events
  • Private Tour of Collection for up to 12 guests (Call to schedule.)

 

*Smithsonian Affiliate Membership - Two Memberships In One!

Smithsonian Affiliate Membership entitles South Florida Museum Members (at the Friends Plus Level and above - see details by Membership level) to the following benefits at 40+ participating organizations nationwide (click here for a full list):
  • Free general admission for up to two (2) visitors - cardholder must be present
  • Retail discounts
  • Discounts on special programs
  • Discounts on special exhibitions

Additionally, the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership enrolls Member in the Smithsonian's national membership program, with the following benefits:

  • A personalized Smithsonian membership card
  • Smithsonian Magazine (one year subscription)
  • 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Travel and study tour opportunities from Smithsonian Journeys
  • Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
  • Online Benefits from the Smithsonian with insider access to the Smithsonian and special opportunities
  • iPad App for Smithsonian Magazine subscribers