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Friends of the Smithsonian

When you become a Friends of the Smithsonian member, you become part of an distinguished philanthropic group of leaders. Friends of the Smithsonian help make possible the one-of-a-kind exhibitions, programs, website content, research, and educational resources that people associate with the Smithsonian.

Join today for just $75 and enjoy these benefits:

  • Smithsonian Magazine—11 terrific issues delivered to your home.
  • Discounts—20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores.10% discount with the Smithsonian Catalogue, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and online; and at selected Smithsonian dining facilities.
  • Annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts.
  • And more ...

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Smithsonian Associates Membership

Smithsonian Associates offers Washington-area residents and anyone visiting the Nation’s Capital a rich array of lectures, classes, and special events. When you become a member, you'll be part of the largest museum-based cultural and educational program in the world and have special access to the Smithsonian's immense resources.

Membership benefits include:

  • A subscription to the monthly Smithsonian Associates program guide.
  • Savings of 30% to 40% on more than 750 educational and cultural programs offered annually, plus exclusive members-only events.
  • Discounts—10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, selected dining facilities, the Smithsonian Catalog, and Folkways Recordings.
  • And more...

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National Associate Membership

Join today for just $26 and enjoy all these benefits:

  • Smithsonian Magazine—11 terrific issues delivered to your home.
  • Discounts—10% discounts at selected dining facilities when you visit the Smithsonian.
  • Personalized membership card identifying you as a proud member of this unique cultural institution.
  • Special members' behind-the-scenes Castle tour.
  • And more ...

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