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Join the Discovery Society

Join the Discovery Society

The Discovery Society

Be a Part of the Discovery Society!

As a supporter of The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, you automatically become a member of our Discovery Society.

The Discovery Society is a community of supporters who are dedicated to understanding the world around us, exploring Florida’s natural history, and helping manatees in need. They also enjoy the Museum and genuinely value our role as an educational and cultural resource and asset to our community’s quality of life.

Show your support for The Bishop by selecting a membership level that is right for you!

 A digital membership card is included in the price of membership. Printed cards are an addition $5.00.

Donor Recognition Levels / Benefits

Total free admissions per visit1246
Benefit cardholder(s) per household
(must be 18 years or older)
Additional Guest(s) at 50% discount
with accompanying member
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Invitations to attend exhibition openings
and special events
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Reduced pricing on programs for members
and their guests
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10% discount on merchandise purchased
in the Museum Store
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Early registration and reduced pricing for summer campThe Bishop logoThe Bishop logoThe Bishop logo
NARM – Reciprocal benefits at 700+ North American Reciprocal Membership organizations worldwideThe Bishop logoThe Bishop logo
Additional Named Cardholder (perfect for students, caretakers, and grandparents)The Bishop logo
Annual recognition in Museum’s donor newsletterThe Bishop logo
Invitation to the Museum’s Annual Founders EventThe Bishop logo
Smithsonian Affiliate Membership, including a subscription to Smithsonian MagazineThe Bishop logo

Your Support Means We Can All Discover More

Join one of our Circles of Support and provide curious minds of all ages a place to explore our precious planet Earth and the universe beyond!

Parker Circle

$500 Explorer

All Voyager level benefits plus:

  • Invitations to complimentary teas/luncheons with senior Museum staff
  • Recognition on digital signage in the Museum
  • Parker Circle Concierge Service for complimentary admission to Museum programs and events

$1,000 Trailblazer

All Explorer level benefits plus:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Tours scheduled through the Parker Circle Concierge Service
  • 10% discount on facility rental of the Jeanie Kirkpatrick Boardroom

$2,500 Pioneer

All Trailblazer level benefits plus:

  • Invitation to exclusive travel opportunities
  • 10% discount on any facility rental

$5,000 Navigator

All Pioneer level benefits plus:

  • 20% discount on any facility rental
  • 2 tickets to the annual gala


All Parker Circle benefits plus:

  • Become a true Museum VIP and receive a customized Museum experience


All Bishop Circle benefits plus:

  • Special recognition as a Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Top Discoverer

Reciprocal Benefits

In addition to your membership in the Discovery Society at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, you will enjoy reciprocal admission benefits to select museums and attractions, dependent on your level of membership. Click here to learn more about Discovery Society reciprocal benefits.

Discovery Society members must show their benefits card and ID to receive reciprocal benefits to participating ASTC, NARM, and Smithsonian Affiliate Membership Program organizations.

Give the Gift of Museum Access!

Sharing is caring — so why not share the world! Give the gift of  membership in the Discovery Society and be recognized for your contribution. Your recipient will get to enjoy The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature as well as Discovery Society member benefits all year long.  If you would like the gift recipient’s membership to start upon their first visit to The Bishop, please contact Bonnie Goodman at BGoodman@BishopScience.org or call 941.216.3463 to purchase a printed gift certificate redeemable during the recipient’s first visit.


Benefits are non-transferable (unless indicated as a gift upon registration) and good for one year through the end of the month from the original gift date. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is a nonprofit, tax-exempt entity. Benefits are subject to change at any time. To take advantage of special membership promotions or offers, current named cardholders must be within three months of membership expiration date.