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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, science, history 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 413-314-6458, or email hcahill@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.

Exclusive Benefits

  • Free admission to all 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

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
  • 10% discount at the Blake House Café
  • 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.

Exclusive Benefits

  • Free admission to all 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

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
  • 10% discount at the Blake House Café
  • Subscriptions to the Springfield Museums Calendar and Course Catalog
  • The Arts Card with discounts at select local attractions and restaurants

Upcoming Events

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Culture & Cocktails: Merry And Bright
Culture & Cocktails: Merry and Bright

MIX IT UP with a toast to culture, community and conversation. Sip specialty cocktails while exploring the whimsical gingerbread exhibition and watch baker Thomas Eric Hirsh, CPC, construct a gingerbread…

Culture & Cocktails: Indulgence – An Evening Of Wine And Chocolate
Culture & Cocktails: Indulgence – An Evening of Wine and Chocolate

SOLD OUT! MIX IT UP with a toast to culture, community and conversation. An annual favorite! Wine tastings, chocolate samples, and live jazz by The Ross Novgrad Jazz Trio among…

Free Members Reception: Leaving Our Mark
Free Members Reception: Leaving Our Mark

View the special exhibit, see a demonstration by sculptor Jennifer Maestre and enjoy cookies and coffee from Palazzo Cafe. RSVP by Friday, November 20

Members Only Hours
Members Only Hours
Exclusive Access!
Members Only Hours
Members Only Hours
Exclusive Access!
Members Only Hours
Members Only Hours
Exclusive Access!
Turtle Power! Member Reception
Turtle Power! Member Reception
COWABUNGA Dudes & Dudettes! Explore Elias Derby’s extensive collection of original artwork and memorabilia from the TMNT series, displayed alongside the Museums own centuries-old samurai swords, armor, and pristine Japanese prints. Come dressed in your Ninja best and win a prize!
Members Only Hours
Members Only Hours
Exclusive Access!
Members-Only Holiday Character Breakfast
Members-Only Holiday Character Breakfast
This event has been canceled.
Culture & Cocktails: Oktoberfest – The Art Of The Brew
Culture & Cocktails: Oktoberfest – The Art of the Brew
Annual beer tasting and homebrew competition
Culture & Cocktails: Candy And Cocktails
Culture & Cocktails: Candy and Cocktails
Adults-only exploration of Sweet: A Tasty Journey
Patron Member Opening Reception: In The Gardens Of Mount Olympus
Patron Member Opening Reception: In the Gardens of Mount Olympus
Experience the new kinetic and multi-sensory artwork by Mara Sfara.
Culture & Cocktails: Festival Of Flowers
Culture & Cocktails: Festival of Flowers
This event has been canceled.
Member Reception: Jeweled Objects Of Desire
Member Reception: Jeweled Objects of Desire
A dazzling display of extraordinary gems and jewelry from the vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Light refreshments will be served. Free and for Museum members only!
Culture & Cocktails: Hollywood And The Holidays
Culture & Cocktails: Hollywood and the Holidays
Dress as your favorite holiday movie character!
Culture & Cocktails: A Holiday In Camelot
Culture & Cocktails: A Holiday in Camelot
Holiday event featuring JFK portraits and gingerbread exhibitions.
Member Monday
Member Monday
Special savings and experiences just for Springfield Museums members
Culture & Cocktails: Toytopia
Culture & Cocktails: Toytopia
Grown-ups only play in Toytopia!
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.
Investigating Art Forgery With Ty Murphy
Investigating Art Forgery with Ty Murphy
Exclusive virtual event for Patron Members
Information Session: Young Patrons Circle
Information Session: Young Patrons Circle
Learn more about exclusive group of dedicated young professionals between the ages of 21-45 years old who are championing the power of arts and culture. The evening will include light refreshments and a tour of the special exhibition Jeweled Objects of Desire.
Young Patrons Circle: Contemporary Conversations
Young Patrons Circle: Contemporary Conversations
Learn more about the Young Patrons Circle and tour the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
Culture & Cocktails: Indulgence – An Evening Of Wine & Chocolate
Culture & Cocktails: Indulgence – An Evening of Wine & Chocolate
Shake up your museum experience with an eclectic mix of culinary treats and cultural entertainment! An annual favorite! Sample new wines and enjoy chocolate hors d’oeuvres as dancers from the Pioneer Valley Ballet interpret the artwork.
Culture & Cocktails: Festival Of Flowers
Culture & Cocktails: Festival of Flowers

Shake up your museum experience with an eclectic mix of culinary treats and cultural entertainment! See the museums in bloom! View spectacular arrangements inspired by objects throughout the art, history,…

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.
Members Only Hours
Members Only Hours
Exclusive Access!
Members Only Hours
Members Only Hours
Exclusive Access!
Members Only Hours
Members Only Hours
Exclusive Access!
Members Only Hours
Members Only Hours
Exclusive Access!
Culture & Cocktails: Festival Of Flowers
Culture & Cocktails: Festival of Flowers

MIX IT UP with a toast to culture, community and conversation. See the museums in bloom! View spectacular arrangements inspired by objects throughout the art, history, and science museums; and…

Culture & Cocktails: A Seussian Soiree
Culture & Cocktails: A Seussian Soiree

MIX IT UP with a toast to culture, community, and a hometown hero as we launch our effort to build the world’s first Dr. Seuss Museum! Enjoy Seuss-themed hors d'oeuvres…

Toytopia: Members-Only Play
Toytopia: Members-Only Play
Beat the crowds! We’re opening Toytopia early just for our members.
Culture & Cocktails: Oktoberfest – The Art Of The Brew
Culture & Cocktails: Oktoberfest – The Art of the Brew
Annual beer tasting and homebrew competition on the Quadrangle Green.
Museum Members Breakfast
Museum Members Breakfast

Chow down with the big dogs! Join us as we celebrate our special exhibition Wolf to Woof at the Forest Park Zoo. Enjoy a catered breakfast from Lattitude as you…

Members-Only Duckie Draw
Members-Only Duckie Draw
Visit the Membership table in the Welcome Center for a chance to win one-of-a-kind museum experiences. Springfield Museums members only. One draw per family, per day.
Culture & Cocktails: Indulgence – An Evening Of Wine & Chocolate
Culture & Cocktails: Indulgence – An Evening of Wine & Chocolate
An annual favorite! Sample new wines and enjoy chocolate hors d’oeuvres.
Culture & Cocktails: Oktoberfest – The Art Of The Brew
Culture & Cocktails: Oktoberfest – The Art of the Brew
Shake up your museum experience with an eclectic mix of culinary treats and cultural entertainment! Our popular annual beer tasting and homebrew competition.
Culture & Cocktails: Stop & Smell The Rosé
Culture & Cocktails: Stop & Smell the Rosé
Enjoy a glass of rosé and view the new exhibit in the D'Amour Museum
Culture & Cocktails: Gingerbread, Magic, And Merriment
Culture & Cocktails: Gingerbread, Magic, and Merriment
Shake up your museum experience with an eclectic mix of culinary treats and cultural entertainment! Escape into a sugary and magical world while enjoying festive cocktails, holiday entertainment, planetarium shows and the lights of the Quadrangle Green.
Young Patrons Circle: The Art Of Observation
Young Patrons Circle: The Art of Observation
Learn more about the Young Patrons Circle and tour the latest special exhibit.
Patron Reception: Hope Diamond
Patron Reception: Hope Diamond
Patron members and up only!
Continuing Conversation: Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Members-only discussion with our docents.
Continuing Conversation: Better Angels

Following the Museums a la Carte program by Dawn Howkinson Siebel, join history docent Jim Boone for a further discussion in the Police and Fire exhibit in the Wood Museum…

Continuing Conversation: The Klondike Gold Rush
Continuing Conversation: The Klondike Gold Rush

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Robert H. Romer, join docent Pat McCarthy for further discussion in Blake Court in the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Museum members…

Continuing Conversation: Cuban Missile Crisis
Continuing Conversation: Cuban Missile Crisis
Members-only discussion with our docents.
Continuing Conversation: The Armory Show

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Gloria Russell, join Richard O’Brien for further discussion in the Modern & Contemporary Gallery in the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Museum…

Continuing Conversation: Drawing the Portrait

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Christina Grace Mastrangelo, join docent Adele Gladstone-Gilbert for further discussion in the Modern & Contemporary Gallery in the D'Amour Museum of Fine…

Members-Only Exclusive: Peterborough, NH
Members-Only Exclusive: Peterborough, NH
This trip has been canceled.
Continuing Conversation: Van Gogh and Japanese Prints
Members-only discussion with our docents.
Continuing Conversation: Irish Fiddle

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Eileen Markland, join docent Pat Storey for further discussion in the Made in the Valley gallery in the Wood Museum of Springfield…

Continuing Conversation: Vincent

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Ted Zalewski, join docent Robin Stolk for further discussion in the Leary Impressionist Gallery in the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Museum…

Patron Member Reception: Framing The 1930s
Patron Member Reception: Framing the 1930s
Tour the special exhibit with the collector.
Festival Of Flowers: Afternoon Tea
Festival of Flowers: Afternoon Tea
Dine in elegance surrounded by floral arrangements.
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.
The Roaming Railroad
The Roaming Railroad
Kids and grownups can come take a ride around the Quadrangle on this trackless train!
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday
Support the Museums and take advantage of these great one-day only deals in the Museum Store.
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.
Member Monday
Member Monday
Special savings just for Springfield Museums members!
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.
Continuing Conversation: William Hogarth
Continuing Conversation: William Hogarth
Members-only discussion with our docents.
Continuing Conversation: Oskar Kokoschka
Continuing Conversation: Oskar Kokoschka
Members-only discussion with our docents.
Young Patrons Circle: Cocktails With The Kennedys
Young Patrons Circle: Cocktails with the Kennedys
Learn more about the Young Patrons Circle and tour the latest special exhibit.
Breakfast With Dinosaurs
Breakfast with Dinosaurs
Free Members-Only Event!
Continuing Conversations: Impressionists As Printmakers
Continuing Conversations: Impressionists as Printmakers
Members-only discussion with our docents.
Members Only Exploration: Spark!Lab
Members Only Exploration: Spark!Lab
Check out our new STEM workspace!
Cupcakes With Clifford
Cupcakes with Clifford
Museum members only!
Continuing Conversations: Albert Einstein
Continuing Conversations: Albert Einstein
Members-only discussion with our docents.
Members Only Exploration: Spark!Lab
Members Only Exploration: Spark!Lab
Check out our new STEM workspace!
Culture & Cocktails: Oktoberfest – The Art Of The Brew
Culture & Cocktails: Oktoberfest – The Art of the Brew
Annual beer tasting and homebrew competition
Exhibition Reception: Two Lives, One Passion
Exhibition Reception: Two Lives, One Passion
Tour the exhibit and meet the curator and collector.
Culture & Cocktails: Holiday Pop!
Culture & Cocktails: Holiday Pop!
Enjoy our holiday exhibits
Culture & Cocktails: Drinking With Dinosaurs
Culture & Cocktails: Drinking with Dinosaurs
Experience our latest special exhibition Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossil, New Ideas
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.
Paint Party!
Paint Party!
New theme!
Young Patrons Circle: An Evening Under The Stars
Young Patrons Circle: An Evening Under the Stars
Join members of the Young Patrons Circle for a planetarium show, rooftop observatory tour and cosmic cocktails.
Members Only: Breakfast With Buddy
Members Only: Breakfast with Buddy
This event is sold out!
Cats In Hats Member Reception
Cats in Hats Member Reception

“Cats in Hats?" What’s up with that? More than 40 original works created in honor of the forthcoming Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, presented in conjunction with the Western…

Member Reception: Sidney Mobell
Member Reception: Sidney Mobell
Following his lecture, Museum members are invited to join artist Sidney Mobell for light refreshments.
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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.

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  • 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
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