Leonardo da Vinci Society


SUPPORT LIFELONG LEARNING


“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.”

                                                                                                            ― Leonardo da Vinci

The Leonardo da Vinci Society is an individual giving society that was established by the Museum of Discovery and Science in 1993. It is the Museum’s most prestigious group of individual donors whose involvement reflects a shared belief in the importance of science education.

It is significant that the name “Leonardo da Vinci” was chosen for this society. The scope and depth of his work – as a scientist, inventor, painter, and architect – produced extraordinary achievements which have spurred the minds of generations which followed. As a member of the Leonardo da Vinci Society, you will help the Museum do the same – ignite the imaginations of all who experience hands-on science.

As a member of the Leonardo da Vinci Society, your support ensures that the Museum of Discovery and Science continues to grow and fulfill its mission to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. One of the many benefits of being a loyal supporter of the Leonardo da Vinci Society is the pride in knowing your investment makes a true difference by supporting the fiscal health of the Museum and advancing science education in the community. Leonardo da Vinci Society members are special because they value the Museum as a community resource and choose to share that impact with others by investing generously in the Museum’s mission.

Leonardo da Vinci Society members receive exclusive benefits including members-only events throughout the year.  Past events include a complimentary holiday family continental breakfast before a showing of The Polar Express 3D IMAX film and a dinner on a luxury yacht.

By joining the Leonardo da Vinci Society with a gift of $1,000 or more, you make it possible for the Museum to provide excellent programs and exhibits, fund innovative educational programming and make the Museum of Discovery and Science accessible to all members of our community.  The different giving levels are shown below.

If you have questions or would like more information about the Leonardo da Vinci Society, please email Karen Drumheller, Annual Giving Manager and Da Vinci Society Concierge, or call 954.713.0906.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Leonardo da Vinci Society, please click HERE.

 MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

INVENTOR LEVEL

Annual Membership Fee: $1,000

Annual Benefits:

  • Manatee Family Membership
  • Complimentary LDVS concierge service
  • Two free exhibit guest passes
  • Two free documentary IMAX passes
  • Two free Hollywood IMAX passes
  • Complimentary priority IMAX upgrade
  • Two free Sea Turtle Walk passes
  • $10 in MODS Money for use at the Museum
  • Invitations to exclusive LDVS events
  • Two invitations to VIP events
  • One Behind-the-Scenes Tour (Limit four persons. One week notice required. Subject to availability.)
  • Two Grand Tasting tickets for Annual Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
  • Member’s name listed on LDVS letterhead
  • Member’s name listed on Circle of Giving Wall in Museum lobby

EXPLORER LEVEL

Annual Membership Fee: $2,500

Annual Benefits:

  • Manatee Family Membership.
  • Complimentary LDVS concierge service
  • Four free exhibit guest passes
  • Four free documentary IMAX passes
  • Four free Hollywood IMAX passes
  • Complimentary priority IMAX upgrade
  • Four free Sea Turtle Walk passes
  • $25 in MODS Money for use at the Museum
  • Invitations to exclusive LDVS events
  • Two invitations to VIP events
  • Two Behind-the-Scenes Tours (Limit four persons. One week notice required. Subject to availability.)
  • Four Grand Tasting tickets for Annual Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
  • Member’s name listed on LDVS letterhead
  • Member’s name listed on Circle of Giving Wall in Museum lobby

DISCOVERER LEVEL

Annual Membership Fee: $5,000

Annual Benefits:

  • Sea Turtle Membership
  • Complimentary LDVS concierge service
  • Six free exhibit guest passes
  • Six free documentary IMAX passes
  • Six free Hollywood IMAX passes
  • Complimentary priority IMAX upgrade
  • Six free Sea Turtle Walk passes
  • $50 in MODS Money for use at the Museum
  • Invitations to exclusive LDVS events
  • Four invitations to VIP events
  • Three Behind-the-Scenes Tours (Limit four persons. One week notice required. Subject to availability.)
  • Two tickets for Friends of MODS BFF Event
  • Two Grand Tasting tickets for Annual Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
  • Two VIP tickets for Annual Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
  • 15% discount on private birthday parties at the Museum
  • Member’s name listed on LDVS letterhead
  • Member’s name listed on Circle of Giving Wall in Museum lobby

MENTOR LEVEL

Annual Membership Fee: $10,000

Annual Benefits:

  • Angelfish Membership
  • Complimentary LDVS concierge service
  • Ten free exhibits guest passes
  • Ten free documentary IMAX passes
  • Ten free Hollywood IMAX passes
  • Complimentary priority IMAX upgrade
  • Eight free Sea Turtle Walk passes with special gift
  • $100 in MODS Money for use at the Museum
  • Invitations to exclusive LDVS events
  • Six invitations to VIP events
  • Four Behind-the-Scenes Tours (Limit four persons. One week notice required. Subject to availability.)
  • Four tickets for Friends of MODS BFF Event
  • Four VIP tickets for Annual Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
  • Two tickets for Annual Gala
  • 15% discount on private birthday parties at the Museum
  • 15% discount on private corporate events at the Museum
  • Member’s name listed on LDVS letterhead
  • Member’s name listed on Circle of Giving Wall in Museum lobby