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Become a Leadership Donor

Fireworks of GlassYour gift makes a difference

The museum depends on donations from generous people like you to fulfill its mission. Your support helps fund world-class exhibits, holds down the true cost of admission and membership, and offers reduced admission to underserved families. Since the museum opened its doors, the generosity of individuals and families has helped build it into what it is today—the world’s biggest and best children’s museum. Download the benefits chart to see all of the options.

Contact Lindsay Pavell at 317-704-3407 or for questions.

Basic Donor Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited admission for a whole year
  • Free Carousel rides
  • 20% discount on preschool tuition and family program registration
  • 15% discount in The Museum Store
  • 10% discount on birthday parties
  • Discount on general guest admission tickets
  • Discount on Haunted House tickets
  • Exclusive members-only events and hours
  • Advance tickets for Lilly Theater and SpaceQuest® Planetarium performances
  • Free subscription to Extra!, the museum’s magazine and program guide
  • Special offers for local family-friendly attractions
  • Free stroller rental and coat check
  • 10% discount in the Food Court
  • Annual Report recognition
  • Invitations to Donor Family Exhibit Previews
  • Invitations to the Collections Tour series

CarouselPresident's Circle—$1,000

All the basic benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to the President's Luncheon series
  • Invitation to the President's Circle Celebration
  • Invitation to the Holiday Morning event
  • Personal Shopper Services in The Museum Store
  • Free Gift Wrapping in The Museum Store


Chairman's Circle—$2,500

All the benefits of President’s Circle, plus:

  • Invitation to The Museum Store preview holiday sale and reception
  • VIP dining at the Holiday Morning event


Water Clock

Carousel Society—$5,000

All the benefits of Chairman’s Circle, plus:

  • Invitation to the Carousel Society Dinner
  • 15% discount on facility rentals
  • Exclusive VIP travel opportunities
  • Concierge Services, including parking, dining, and other amenities


Water Clock Society—$10,000

All the benefits of Carousel Society, plus:

  • Four complimentary tickets to Family Exhibit Previews
  • Early on-sale dates for Adult Swim, Black Hat Bash, and other Galas


Martimus Society—$15,000

All the benefits of Water Clock Society, plus:

  • Invitation to a specially-themed interpretation dinner at The Manor


Fireworks Society—$25,000

All the benefits of Martimus Society, plus:

  • Invitation to a private tour and reception in Patron's Lounge at The Manor hosted by the museum’s CEO