Copper Club

Looking for a deeper connection with the Museum? Join the Copper Club—a philanthropic community dedicated to the Museum’s mission of illuminating the natural world and the place of humans within it. Copper Club Members play a critical role in elevating and sustaining the Museum for future generations while inspiring generosity in others.

As a member of the Copper Club, you’ll enjoy unforgettable experiences, scientific discovery, entertaining and enriching events, and exclusive insider access to the Natural History Museum of Utah. Throughout the year, Copper Club Members attend special events that showcase Museum research and science and join us on curated field trips to western destinations. 

Explore the levels of Copper Club membership below and click the links to join.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessie Smith at 801-585-7119 or by email

Levels and Benefits

All benefits listed are for two adults.

Copper Club Collector ($1,000-2,499)

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to exclusive events throughout the year, including exhibition openings, the Copper Club Autumn Soirée, Curatorial Breakfast with a Museum expert, and the Board and Donor Holiday Party
  • Early access to Keynote Lecture tickets, and the opportunity to meet the Keynote lecturer at a private, pre-lecture reception
  • Opportunities to join the Executive Director’s spring and fall field trips to an Intermountain West destination
  • Customized tour of the Museum’s galleries
  • Copper Club Kids — our annual event designed especially for the young Museum fans in your life
  • Unlimited Museum admission for two adults, up to six dependent children or grandchildren, and two guests — on every visit
  • Priority registration and 20% discount on Museum Summer Camp
  • 20% discount on birthday parties and a 10% discount at the Museum Store and Café
  • Free admission to more than 300 museums and science centers worldwide through the ASTC passport program

Join at the Copper Club Collector level

Copper Club Benefactor ($2,500-4,999)

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Priority registration for Copper Club Field Trips

Join at the Copper Club Benefactor level

Copper Club Patron ($5,000-9,999)

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Tailored, private behind-the-scenes tour
  • Four VIP guest passes for friends and associates
  • Opportunity to host a program in you home with Museum curatorial staff

Join at the Copper Club Patron level

Copper Club Director ($10,000 and above)

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • 25% discount on renting the Museum for your own private event
  • Consideration for travel to NHMU field research sites

Join at the Copper Club Director level

Special Options

  • Monthly payments are easy and secure. If you have any questions, please contact Jessie Smith at 801-585-7119 or via email
  • Employer matching gifts are a simple way to double your impact! Your employer may be one of more than 10,000 companies that match employees’ donations to nonprofits like the Museum. Please contact your employer directly to learn more.
  • If you are a University of Utah employee, you can join the Copper Club by setting up a monthly payroll deduction. If you have any questions, please contact Jessie Smith at 801-585-7119 or via email.

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