Visitors sketch specimens in Collections Cove

Supporting Memberships

Help make the museum accessible to all Minnesotans.

Your philanthropic membership provides access to the museum for thousands of visitors each year who otherwise may not be able to explore and discover all that the Bell has to offer. Supporting memberships are a wonderful opportunity to support your community while igniting curiosity and wonder for yourself and others at the Bell Museum. Supporting members have a tremendous impact on making the museum accessible to all Minnesotans.

As key members, you also enjoy exclusive membership benefits and behind the scenes access and opportunities:

All Supporting memberships receive standard member benefits for two named adults and all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under, as well as a supporting benefits suite:

  • Admission to 300+ science museums nationwide through ASTC Passport Program
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • One free gallery guest pass per visit
  • Select one-time-use gallery guest passes
  • Select one-time-use planetarium tickets

A family builds mini dioramas at the BellAdventurer $250

  • Standard benefits for two named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS one free gallery guest pass each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • Two one-time use museum guest passes
  • Two one-time use planetarium tickets
  • $210 is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – ADVENTURER

Visitors, including a little girl, enjoy the Touch & See LabInnovator $500

  • Standard benefits for two named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS one free gallery guest pass each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • Four one-time use gallery guest passes
  • Four one-time use planetarium tickets
  • $420 is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – INNOVATOR

Visitors look through a high-powered telescope on the museum's outdoor observation deckDiscovery Circle Patron $1,000

  • Standard benefits for two named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS two free gallery guest passes each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • Special invitation to behind the scenes tour for up to 6
  • Six one-time use gallery guest passes ($72 fair market value)
  • Six one-time use planetarium tickets ($48 fair market value)
  • $880 is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – DISCOVERY CIRCLE PATRON

An audience in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan PlanetariumDiscovery Circle Champion $2,500

  • Standard benefits for two named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS two free gallery guest passes each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • Special invitation to behind the scenes tour for up to six
  • Eight one-time use gallery guest passes ($96 fair market value)
  • Eight one-time use planetarium tickets ($64 fair market value)
  • $2,340 is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW – DISCOVERY CIRCLE CHAMPION