The Circles Explorers

The Circles Explorers, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s newest membership level, tailor-made for those with a youthful, adventurous spirit. Pioneering a new way to engage in the art, culture and history of our four state museums in Santa Fe, eight historic sites and the Office of Archaeological Studies.

Upcoming event:

  • Glamping Trip Mesa Verde, Colorado, July 12 to 14, 2019
  • Music and Dinner Under the Stars at Jemez Historic Site, September 2019

Past events:

  • Glamping Trip Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, June 2019
  • Excursion to Canyon de Chelly National Monument, AZ, May 17 to 19, 2019
  • Glamping Trip at Chaco with Eric Blinman Director of OAS, May 18 and 19, 2018
  • Beads, Bites and Bocce event at Las Campanas, April 7, 2018
  • Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Picnic and Hike, March 31, 2018

Core Benefits

Explorer Benefits

  • Free, unlimited admission for one year to our four state museums in Santa Fe and seven of the eight historic sites statewide
  • Advance notice of exhibitions and special events
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and member-only events
  • Subscriptions to quarterly El Palacio and Member News magazines, monthly Circles E-News and our bi-weekly Member E-News
  • 10% discount at Museum Shops online at
  • Invitation to members-only Museum Shops Sale twice a year
  • 10% dining discount at Museum Hill Café
  • Membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association grants you free admission and discounts at more than 1,000 cultural institutions
  • Personalized Kids/Grandkids membership cards (up to 4 available upon request for children under age 17)
  • Invitations to Member Mondays, small group exhibition tours
  • 6 Member for a Day Passes, gives your guests free admission and shops discounts for one day at our museums
  • Premier 30-minute Early Access to Member Previews
  • Recognition at Member Previews
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
  • Invitation to a Conversations with the Curator tour
  • Invitations to two Cultural Experience events (collaborations between our historic sites and museums)
  • Invitation to The Circles Signature Summer event
  • Invitation to special museum event for families (Explorers only)