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Donor Memberships

Small donation, big experiences! Donor memberships include a donation to the museum and the sports experience, and allow us to continue to provide world-class opportunities and experiences for children and families. Our donors are incredibly thoughtful, generous people and we aim to show them their value to us with additional, exclusive benefits tied to their donor membership level shown below.

Fair Market Value is $265.

Discovery Builder Membership
Discovery Builder Membership—$300
Create lifelong memories. Join us in our quest to provide transformative experiences for families and children around the world. Discovery Builder Memberships include all the family/grandparent plus 2 membership benefits plus:
  • Free stroller and wagon rental
  • 10% discount in The Food Court, Kohler Pavilion, and The Museum Store
  • Caregiver membership card—A separate membership card for a designated caregiver, so they can visit with your children
  • Invitations to the Insider Tour Series allowing you behind-the-scenes access to the museum and the sports experience
Explorer Club
Explorer Club Membership—$500
Spark a lifetime of curiosity. With ever-changing experiences and over 130,000 rare artifacts, you bring imaginations and creativity to life when you support The Children's Museum and the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience®. You receive all the benefits of Discovery Builder support plus:
  • Invitations to the Collections Tour Series for a sneak peek at our vast collection
  • Invitation to the Holiday Morning event
  • Two one-time use guest passes
Innovator Membership
Innovator Membership—$750
Be the impact. Your contribution allows us to build beyond the extraordinary, helping us change more lives with more profound experiences. Innovator Memberships include all the benefits of Explorer Club, plus:
  • Two Haunted House tickets
President's Circle
President's Circle—$1,000
Break new ground. Bring rare and important scientific discoveries to life for all ages. President’s Circle memberships include all of the benefits of Innovator, plus:
  • Invitations to the CEO Breakfast Series
  • Personal Shopper Services in The Museum Store
  • Free gift wrapping in The Museum Store
  • 30% discount in The Museum Store
  • Four Haunted House tickets
  • Four complimentary tickets to Family Exhibit Previews
  • Birthday card and Treat from Rex on children’s/grandchildren’s birthday
Chairman's Circle
Chairman's Circle—$2,500
Inspire greatness. You can change the course of a child's life today by supporting experiences like the powerful live show about the life of Anne Frank. All the benefits of President's Circle, plus:
  • VIP experience at the Holiday Morning event
  • Four one-time use guest passes
  • Invites to exclusive VIP experiences at shows like Disney on Ice
Carousel Society
Carousel Society—$5,000
Share the love. What were your favorite moments at the museum? Maybe you remember whirling on the Carousel as a child. Or exploring the museum with children of your own. Help make those incredible moments possible for someone else. You receive 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
Water Clock Society—$10,000
Bring dreams to life. Your donation helps us create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for kids—like meeting a paleontologist or an artist! You receive all the benefits of Carousel Society, plus:
  • Early on-sale dates for Black Hat Bash and other galas
Martimus Society
Martimus Society—$15,000
Impact a child forever. Help bring rare authentic experiences, like the real Terra Cotta Warriors, to Indianapolis. You receive all the benefits of Water Clock Society, plus:
  • Invitation to a specially-themed interpretation dinner at The Manor
Fireworks Society
Fireworks Society—$25,000
Leave a legacy. 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 like you has helped build it into what it is today—the world's biggest and best children's museum complex. 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