Opportunities and Benefits


Explore sponsorship opportunities available nowhere else but the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian’s Office of Corporate Relations can assist you in identifying projects, exhibitions, programs, and events that are available and can be aligned with your community relations and marketing goals.


When your company becomes a Smithsonian sponsor, it enables the world’s largest museum and research complex to achieve its mission.

At the same time, your company, clients, and staff enjoy a wide range of attractive benefits.

Smithsonian sponsors:
  • Enjoy tailored benefits that include recognition at high-visibility events and programs, at exhibitions, in Smithsonian facilities and online;
  • Co-host events in magnificent museum facilities;
  • Join an impressive roster of national and international corporations that generously support Smithsonian initiatives.

Contact Rob Ritter, Director of Corporate Relations, 202-633-5052, to learn how you and your company can form lasting partnerships with the Smithsonian and enjoy benefits no other organization can offer.

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