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Loren Eiseley Society

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We have joined the caravan, you might say, at a certain point; we will travel as far as we can...

Loren Eiseley in The Immense Journey

Loren Eiseley—University of Pennsylvania Provost, Benjamin Franklin Professor, anthropologist, ecologist, science writer, and poet—believed that life’s mysteries were infinite and was committed to exploring them. The Loren Eiseley Society, composed leadership-level annual donors to the Penn Museum, upholds his legacy of thoughtful inquiry into the history of humanity. Through their generosity, Loren Eiseley Society members provide crucial unrestricted support for the Penn Museum, and experience unparalleled access to the Museum’s extraordinary collections and experts.

Donor Levels

All levels receive all the benefits of the Benefactor level, plus...

Bronze Circle Silver Circle Gold Circle Williams Director's Circle Chairman's Circle
Number of free general admission guests on any visit 3 Adults 3 Adults 4 Adults 4 Adults 4 Adults
Number of one-day parking vouchers 3 4 4 Unlimited Unlimited
Invitation to annual Loren Eiseley Society Dinner with curatorial and executive leadership
Recognition in signage at the Museum
Exclusive, personal monthly update from Williams Director
Concierge services for planning a personalized visit to the Museum, including priority event registration
Invitation to Behind-the-Scenes events and VIP previews of new exhibitions and galleries
Invitation to annual Director's Exclusive event with reception -
Recognition in the University of Pennsylvania's Benjamin Franklin Society, and invitation to all associated special events -
Invitation to special event and reception with Board of Overseers - -


($1,100 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew


($2,050 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew


($4,490 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew


($9,470 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew


($24,350 Tax-Deductible) Join/Renew

Ways to Give

By Mail

Enclose payment with the following form to Penn Museum Membership, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19104. Checks can be made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Should you wish to register for an event online upon becoming a member, please note that your membership gift may take a full business day to process.

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By Securities

For instructions on giving gifts of securities, contact Kate Fox, Associate Director, Membership and Annual Fund, at 215.573.9722.

By Phone

To join or renew, or for any questions about the Loren Eiseley Society, contact Kate Fox, Associate Director, Membership and Annual Fund, at 215.573.9722.

At the Museum

Visit the Admissions Desk at any of the Museum's entrances.