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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

Sidney Mobell
Artist Lecture: Sidney Mobell
Artist Lecture: Sidney Mobell
Sidney Mobell discusses his career turning everyday objects into beautiful, and valuable, works of art. An internationally renowned jewelry designer, Mobell (American, born 1926), has created objects for celebrities, Queen Elizabeth and executives and donated 20 of his objects to the Smithsonian, where they have been the centerpiece of numerous special exhibitions like Jeweled Objects of Desire.
Member Reception: Sidney Mobell
Member Reception: Sidney Mobell
Following his lecture, Museum members are invited to join artist Sidney Mobell for light refreshments.
Members-Only Dr. Seuss Breakfast
Members-Only Dr. Seuss Breakfast
Meet the Cat in the Hat and his zany sidekicks Thing 1 and Thing 2 while you indulge in tasty treats from the Blake House Cafe. Following breakfast, members will enjoy exclusive access to the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum before it opens to the public that day.
Culture & Cocktails: It’s Fun To Have Fun
Culture & Cocktails: It’s Fun to Have Fun
Shake up your museum experience with an eclectic mix of culinary treats and cultural entertainment! A grownups-only opportunity to play, enjoy Seussian cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while exploring the brand new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.
Sidney Mobell Sidney Mobell Cat Thing 1 Thing 2 Amazing World Of Dr Seuss Museum

Current Exhibitions

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Meow Mix: Feline Prints From The Permanent Collection
Meow Mix: Feline Prints from the Permanent Collection

From comic strips to television to songs, cats have clawed their way into every corner of pop culture—and into the collection of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This exhibit…

Jeweled Objects Of Desire
Jeweled Objects of Desire

Preview select items beginning February 2. Full exhibition opens March 29. All that glitters is gold—and diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds and sapphires! Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by…

Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome
Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome

It's time to meet your microbes! Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and we wouldn’t be able to survive without each other! Zoo in You, invites visitors…

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