The History of Science Fiction by Ward Shelley

The History of Science Fiction by Ward Shelley

Membership Levels

Thank you for joining the Museum of Science Fiction

Beginning as a grassroots nonprofit organization, your support is essential to establishing this new institution. The Museum depends on your contributions to underwrite our exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and operations. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated. Click here to see the Museum's Members for 2016.

Your generosity and support will make everything happen!

Join the Command Staff

Command Staff                          $25,000

The Museum of Science Fiction's Command Staff are visionaries and the most senior members of the organization's leadership structure. Their ideas and guidance help contribute to policy and governance approaches. The Command Staff charts the way forward and focuses on prioritizing annual objectives for the Museum.
Benefits of Bridge Crew Membership, plus:
1.     Evening program and reception with the Museum's Executive Director and Board Members
2.    Special invitation for four to an exhibition opening and evening reception
3.    Invitations to VIP-only events

$24,600 estimated tax deductible contribution.

Join the Bridge Crew

Bridge Crew                               $10,000

The Museum's Bridge Crew is an elite team of independent thinkers in specialized areas. These leaders put mission-critical ideas in motion and recommend course corrections where they see opportunities to advance the Museum's core mission objectives. These people are used to pushing limits to accomplish what they set out to achieve.
Benefits of Flight Crew Membership, plus:
1.     Invitation to special lectures
2.    Recognition on an individual Preview Museum floor tile (when constructed)
3.    Annual dinner with the Museum's Executive Director (NYC, DC, or LA)

$9,600 estimated tax deductible contribution.

Join the Flight Crew

Flight Crew                                   $5,000

All historic journeys have embarked with an intrepid flight crew, the people responsible for safe arrival on a new shore. The Flight Crew for the Museum of Science Fiction are the people that will insure a safe departure and get us to our destination.
Benefits of Interstellar Explorer Membership, plus:
1.    Invitation to the Annual Cocktail Reception (NYC)
2.   Recognition on the Preview Museum's Members Wall (when constructed)
3.   Invitation to lunch with the Museum's Executive Director (NYC or DC)
4.   Pre-opening VIP tour of the Preview Museum (pre-launch)

$4,700 estimated tax deductible contribution.

Become an Explorer

Interstellar Explorer                     $2,000

Interstellar Explorers are the Museum's trailblazers and the first people to set foot on new ground - including the Preview Museum's opening night ceremony. These people are risk takers and live for being the first ones to see over the horizon.
Benefits of Interplanetary Colonist Membership, plus:
1.    Evening receptions for special exhibitions
2.   Acknowledgment in the Museum's Annual Report
3.   Invitation to provide curator exhibit input at the annual Curator Luncheon (DC)
4.   Invitation to the Summer dinner event (DC)
5.   Special limited edition interstellar exploration flight jacket

$1,800 estimated tax deductible contribution.

Become a Colonist

Interplanetary Colonist                $1,000

Interplanetary Colonists are creating a new home for themselves and the genre. Builders at their core, they are constructing a new institution both physically and virtually, all over the planet for the Museum of Science Fiction.
Benefits of Ground Crew Membership, plus:
1.     Selected special exhibition previews
2.    Members-only lectures and special events
3.    Members-only classes for children
4.    Members-only classes for adults
5.    Invitation to an evening reception for a special exhibition
6.    Special members-only limited edition coffee mug and t-shirt
7.    Extra features on the Museum's Mobile App (available Q1 2015)

$900 estimated tax deductible contribution.

Join as a Solar Family

Solar Family                                   $400

If science fiction is a big part of family activities and your other car is a Jupiter 2, we have the right boarding passes for you. Join the Solar Family if you want to achieve Escape Velocity every year! Enjoy members-only access to all Museum planning information and all special exhibitions.

1.      Escape Velocity discount family passes (Museum members only)
2.      Members-only emails with advance notice of events, programs, and offers
3.      Discounts for online shopping
4.      Access to the members-only section of the Museum's website
5.      Access to the Museum of Science Fiction members calendar
6.      Museum of Science Fiction membership cards (4 individual cards)
7.      Unlimited / all area access to the Preview Museum (after opening week)

$320 estimated tax deductible contribution.

Join the Ground Crew

Ground Crew                                   $100

Everything depends on a great ground crew. This group does the heavy lifting to put the Preview Museum on the pad - fueled and ready for launch. Join the Ground Crew if you want to help get this project off the ground! Enjoy members-only access to all Museum planning information and all special exhibitions.

2015 MOSF Membership Card

2015 MOSF Membership Card

1.     Members-only emails with advance notice of events, programs, and offers
2.    Discounts for online shopping
3.    Access to the members-only section of the Museum's website
4.    Access to the Museum of Science Fiction members calendar
5.    Recognition on the Museum's members webpage
6.     Museum of Science Fiction membership card
7.    Unlimited / all area access to the Preview Museum (after opening week)

$80 estimated tax deductible contribution.

Employer Matching Gift Programs

When you support the Museum of Science Fiction, your employer may have a matching gift program to participate with you. Employers frequently support nonprofit organizations like the Museum of Science Fiction and encourage employees, retirees, and board members to get involved with charitable organizations by offering corporate matching gift programs. When you support the Museum, please ask your human resources representative about a corporate matching gift program to increase your contribution!

If you have any questions about membership or matching gift programs, please contact
the Museum of Science Fiction's Development Office at: development@museumofsciencefiction.org

Museum of Science Fiction IRS Determination Letter

IRS Form 990 for MOSF is available on request to: development@museumofsciencefiction.org
The Museum of Science Fiction and Escape Velocity are nonprofit 501c(3) organizations.