Essential to the Field Museum's daily operations and programs, Discovery Circle donors provide support where it is most needed.

SUE the T.rex is cleaned with a feather duster by paleontologist and collection manager Bill Simpson, who uses a lift to reach SUE's head.

Help us sustain our position as one of the leading natural history museums in the world—your investment ensures the museum continues to deliver innovative education initiatives and exhibitions, groundbreaking research, and accessible collections. 

Become an insider

With your gift, you gain access to our collection and the scientists who care for it. For more information, contact us at 312.665.7777 or supporters@fieldmusuem.org.

Make a Gift

Field Contributor ($1 - $249)

We welcome a gift of any size to the Museum. When you make a gift of up to $249, you receive: 

  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Invitation to annual Donor Night
  • Complimentary subscription to In the Field, our member magazine

Discovery Circle Benefits

Field Adventurer ($250 - $499)

All Contributor benefits above, plus Museum membership, and:

  • Complimentary coat check and admission (including special exhibitions) for two adults, plus two guests, and any children or grandchildren under the age of 18 living in the same donor household 
  • Four complimentary Museum general admission passes for friends and family (per request)
  • Opt-in for one Field Encounter track
  • Recognition in Museum’s printed annual report
  • Invitation to a special exhibition preview

Field Naturalist ($500 - $999)

All of the benefits of a Field Adventurer, AND:

  • Complimentary coat check and admission (including special exhibitions) for two adults, plus four guests, and any children or grandchildren under the age of 18 living in the same donor household
  • Invitations to a behind-the-scenes experience and reception
  • A total of six complimentary Basic admission passes for friends and family (per request)
  • Opt-in for up to two Field Encounter tracks

Field Explorer ($1,000 - $2,499)

All of the benefits of a Field Naturalist, AND:

  • Complimentary coat check and admission (including special exhibitions) for two adults, plus six guests, and any children or grandchildren under the age of 18 living in the same donor household
  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes breakfast featuring a Field Museum scientist
  • Opt-in for up to three Field Encounter tracks