Charter Memberships

Every gift makes an impact. Members provide over a quarter of the funding it takes to provide generations of lifelong learners with authentic science experiences, and gifts of $1-$1,000 make up over 90% of our donations.

Support the Bell Museum by becoming a Charter Member! All members receive:

• Free entry to the Bell Museum through 2016
• Free/reduced entry to off-site programs through 2017
• Discounts on ticketed events
• Up to $20 discount on each summer camp registration
• Discount tickets to ExploraDome theater shows
• Exclusive access to member events
• Subscription to monthly newsletter
• Discounts at partnering museums
• Select benefits at the new Bell Museum + Planetarium*

Individual - $50

Benefits for one person

Household - $70 ($6/month)

Benefits for 2 adults & 4 children

Friend - $120 ($10/month)

All Household benefits plus
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Access to members-only previews
• Discount on membership at the new museum
• 2 guest passes to the new museum

Supporter - $250 ($21/month)

All Household benefits plus
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Access to members-only previews
• Discount on membership at the new museum
• 4 guest passes to the new museum

Associate - $500 ($42/month)

All Household benefits plus
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Access to members-only previews
• Discount on membership at the new museum
• 4 guest passes + 2 digital theater vouchers to the new museum


Director's Circle

Help us write history! Your gift to the new Bell Museum + Planetarium will ensure a world-class facility with exceptional programming. Make an impact on your community by helping us provide generations with engaging science experiences.

Advocate - $1,000

All Household benefits plus
• Private behind the scenes Bell Museum or collections tour for up to 8 guests
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Recognition on the new Bell Museum + Planetarium donor panel
• Access to members-only previews at the new museum
• 4 guest passes to the new museum
• 4 vouchers for digital theater shows at the new museum
• Complimentary month of museum membership at the new museum

Investor - $2,500

All Household benefits plus
• Private behind the scenes Bell Museum or collections tour for up to 8 guests
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Recognition on the new Bell Museum + Planetarium donor panel
• Access to members-only previews at the new museum
• 4 guest passes to the new museum
• 4 vouchers for digital theater shows at the new museum
• Complimentary six months of museum membership at the new museum
• Discount on facility rental at the new museum

Benefactor - $5,000

All Household benefits plus
• Private behind the scenes Bell Museum or collections tour for up to 8 guests
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Recognition on the new Bell Museum + Planetarium donor panel
• VIP access to members-only previews at the new museum
• 8 guest passes to the new museum
• 4 vouchers for digital theater shows at the new museum
• Complimentary year of museum membership at the new museum
• Discount on facility rental at the new museum
• VIP invitation for 4 to attend a preview of the digital theater

Legacy - $10,000+

All Household benefits plus
• Private behind the scenes Bell Museum or collections tour for up to 8 guests
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Recognition on the new Bell Museum + Planetarium donor panel
• VIP access to members-only previews at the new museum
• 8 guest passes to the new museum
• 4 vouchers for digital theater shows at the new museum
• Complimentary year of museum membership at the new museum
• Discount on facility rental at the new museum
• VIP invitation for 4 to attend a preview of the digital theater
• Private VIP tour of the new museum

Join or renew today!

Your tax deductible gift is securely processed through the University of Minnesota Foundation.

Online
Make a gift by credit card or checking account at level that is right for you.

Mail
Download form and send it to:
University of Minnesota Foundation
P.O. Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266

Sustaining Contributions
Monthly giving is a great way to become a member and show your support. Select the monthly giving option online or by mail.

Community & Corporate Memberships
Leran more about this new opportunity to connect your business with the Bell!

Questions?

Please see our membership FAQs or contact Laura Vitko, Development Manager, at krue0192@umn.edu or 612-624-0089. Learn more about local benefits from our partnering museums and organizations.


Your gift will...

Provide 100% more visitors with engaging science experiences

Return a public planetarium to Minnesota

Grow educational programs by 25%

Ensure a world-class visitor experience

Increase access to underserved communities

Support the preservation of 4 million scientific specimens

Inspire the next generation of scientists, naturalists, and innovators

Ensure public access to research and informed conversations on science topics

Create a dynamic space for lifelong learning