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Curie Society

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Marie Curie (1867-1934) was a pioneer in the research of radioactivity, discovering elements Radium and Polonium. Curie was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize, and also the first person ever honored with two Nobel Prizes in two different science categories. Marie Curie was a scientist ahead of her time, important to the field of science much like Curie Society is important to the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Curie Society Members are leaders in the community who are passionate about science education and part of an exclusive group who support the museum with an annual gift of $2,500 or more. We are here because of you. Your gift provides the foundation of support that allows us to be leaders in the area of exhibitions, education, teacher professional development, and bringing science to the public in innovative ways.

We invite you to lead. Be part of the insider dialogue and scientific conversation that is happening at the museum right now. Together we can advance science literacy for the good of our state, our region, our nation, and our world. Help us achieve our mission to 'turn on the science' while we provide you with an experience you can only find at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

The Curie Experience


As a Curie Society Member your contribution is recognized on donor panel in the Science Museum's lobby and in the Annual Report.

Exclusive Access

  • Special events that bring Curie Society members together to celebrate exciting new exhibits and the museum's ongoing, innovative work
  • Exclusive invitations to exhibition and film previews, Special Exhibition Opening events, and behind-the-scenes programs
  • Invitation to Board of Trustees Annual Dinner
  • A private behind-the-scenes tour for you and up to 6 guests tailored to your interests and led by one of the museum's expert curators

Special Services

  • Special concierge assistance when scheduling visits for friends and family
  • Free passes to general exhibits and Omnitheater films
  • Four free passes, to ticketed special exhibitions - every time you visit
  • Opportunity to host a child's birthday party at the Science Museum
  • Complimentary parking for one vehicle - every time you visit
  • Personalized VIP ticketing services by Development department staff
  • Certificate for a free household membership to pass on to a loved one
  • Free tickets to Thursday Evening Lectures
  • Advanced registration to camps
  • Subscription to Scope, our member newsletter
  • 10% discount in Elements Café, Chomp, Java Lab, Big Back Yard, and Explore Store

Become a Curie Society Member