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Young Patrons Circle is the Springfield Museums’ exclusive group of dedicated young professionals between the ages of 21-45 years old who are championing the power of arts and culture. Young Patrons Circle members are the next generation of philanthropists who enjoy opportunities to connect with artists, musicians, thinkers, and doers through exclusive events and sponsorships.

In addition to regular Springfield Museums membership benefits, Young Patrons enjoy exclusive events, reciprocal membership benefits, unique opportunities, and the chance to connect with other young people in the Springfield area.

For more information and payment plans, call 413-314-6462, or email lshea@springfieldmuseums.org.

YPC Membership Levels

Young Patrons Circle Individual

One personalized membership card with full benefits for one adult age 21-45 and all children ages 17 and under. $150 tax deductible.

Exclusive Benefits

  • Free admission to all (five) Culture and Cocktails events
  • Two free patron passes to Museum events (like Culture and Cocktails)
  • Invitations to members-only previews and events
  • Invitations to special Patron events
  • Free admission and special discounts at participating art museums nationwide
  • Three free guest passes to the Museums
  • Volunteer opportunities including committee work
  • Discounts on birthday and theme parties for children

Core Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission to all Springfield Museums and the Seymour Planetarium
  • Discounts on special programs and events
  • Free admission to a host of other science and children’s museums nationwide
  • Invitations to Members-only previews and events
  • 15% discount and pre-registration for Museum School
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Subscriptions to the Springfield Museums Calendar and Course Catalog
  • The Arts Card with discounts at select local attractions and restaurants

Young Patrons Circle Dual

Two personalized membership cards with full benefits for two adults ages 21-45 and all children ages 17 and under. $250 tax deductible.

Exclusive Benefits

  • Free admission to all (five) Culture and Cocktails events
  • Two free patron passes to Museum events (like Culture and Cocktails)
  • Invitations to members-only previews and events
  • Invitations to special Patron events
  • Free admission and special discounts at participating art museums nationwide
  • Three free guest passes to the Museums
  • Volunteer opportunities including committee work
  • Discounts on birthday and theme parties for children

Core Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission to all Springfield Museums and the Seymour Planetarium
  • Discounts on special programs and events
  • Free admission to a host of other science and children’s museums nationwide
  • Invitations to Members-only previews and events
  • 15% discount and pre-registration for Museum School
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Subscriptions to the Springfield Museums Calendar and Course Catalog
  • The Arts Card with discounts at select local attractions and restaurants

Upcoming Events

Roaming Railroad
The Roaming Railroad
The Roaming Railroad
Kids and grownups can come take a ride around the Quadrangle on this trackless train!
Member Monday
Member Monday
Special savings and experiences just for Springfield Museums members
Members-Only Tour: Crossing The Country To Cross Barriers
Members-Only Tour: Crossing the Country to Cross Barriers
View photos of these famous sisters and explore the Indian Motocycle collection in the Wood Museum of Springfield History.
Members-Only Tour: Radiant Abstraction
Members-Only Tour: Radiant Abstraction
Explore Radiant Abstractions: Metallic Photographs by Rebecca McMann, abstract photographic works printed on metal.
Members-Only Tour: Jeweled Objects Of Desire
Members-Only Tour: Jeweled Objects of Desire
Tour the special exhibition Jeweled Objects of Desire, featuring items from the Smithsonian Institution.
Members-Only Tours: Chagall And Friends
Members-Only Tours: Chagall and Friends
Learn how Chagall, Lipchitz, Archipenko, and Modigliani met and inspired each other as part of the School of Paris.
Members-Only Tour: Allegro, Pleiades, And Nocturne
Members-Only Tour: Allegro, Pleiades, and Nocturne
Learn how Andrew DeVries created these figures out of bronze, and get inspired to create your own sculpture.
Dr. Seuss Night: Young Patrons Circle
Dr. Seuss Night: Young Patrons Circle
Tour the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and learn about the Young Patrons Circle.
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Current Exhibitions

Once Upon A Time Cinderella
Once Upon A Time… Exploring The World Of Fairy Tales
Once Upon a Time… Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

Visitors will be whisked away into fairy tales from around the world! Each classic story is represented in larger-than-life pages with hands-on activities. Visitors can step inside each tale and…

Radiant Abstractions: Metallic Photographs By Rebecca McMann
Radiant Abstractions: Metallic Photographs by Rebecca McMann

A keen observer of nature’s details, shapes and patterns, Connecticut based artist Rebecca McMann transforms photographs of everyday objects into striking abstract images. This exhibition includes twenty-six of McMann’s unique…

Jeweled Objects Of Desire
Jeweled Objects of Desire

All that glitters is gold—and diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds and sapphires! Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections…

Allegro, Pleiades And Nocturne
Allegro, Pleiades and Nocturne

A sculptural ensemble by award winning master sculptor Andrew DeVries, on view  outside of the Blake Café. The artist has been casting in bronze in his Huntington, Massachusetts studio since…

Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes
Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes

Extended by popular demand! A unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the collection of local Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles enthusiast Elias Derby and the…

Crossing The Country To Cross Barriers: The Van Buren Sisters Ride Into History
Crossing the Country to Cross Barriers: The Van Buren Sisters Ride into History

In 1916 the United States was preparing to enter World War I. Augusta and Adeline Van Buren were, at the time, active members in the National Preparedness Movement, and they…

Get Two Memberships in One

As an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, we are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to add the benefits of a Smithsonian national membership to their Springfield Museums membership. Upgrade for just $25 more per year!

This partnership has been made possible through the generous support of the MassMutual Foundation.

  • An annual subscription to Smithsonian Magazine (one year subscription) or Air & Space Magazine (six issues)*
  • 10% off all purchases from Smithsonian catalogue and Smithsonianstore.com
  • Discounts on dining at the Smithsonian
  • 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
  • Exclusive travel programs and study tour opportunities
  • Free admission to the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York
  • Access to the members-only website at affiliations.si.edu/members
  • Discounts at participating Smithsonian Affiliate institutions and national retailers
  • Smithsonian magazine online
  • Travelogues from Smithsonian Journeys offering members opportunities to see the full range of travel and tours from the Smithsonian
  • Downloadable Civil War app from Smithsonian Books
  • Quarterly online newsletter from Smithsonian Affiliations
  • Reciprocal Admission Benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliates