Discovery Patrons Circle

With their annual philanthropic gift, Discovery Patrons Circle Members provide a critical base of support for the Museum, enabling our expert staff to plan the special exhibitions, fascinating programs and educational initiatives that reach more than one million visitors and hundreds of thousands of school children each year. Discovery Patrons Circle members are passionate about sharing their ROM with family and friends and enjoy priority access and invitations to adult and family programs and select events. 
Discovery Patrons Circle annual gifts start at $1,000. Each gift made through the Discovery Patrons Circle program ($1,000-$1,999) entitles you to a charitable tax receipt in the highest allowable amount as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines (tax receipts start at $757).   

Discovery Patrons Circle patrons enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Choice of One or Two Designated Admission Cards for complimentary admission and line bypass for up to four adults and four children (under 18) and for up to two adults and four children for any additional ticketed exhibition
  • Invitation to one Patrons Exhibition Preview with Royal Patrons Circle (RPC) and Young Patrons Circle (YPC) Members
  • Invitation to the ROM Family Holiday Gathering for 4 adults and 4 children (17 and under)
  • First access to book tickets or register for select ROM public programs including ROM Speaks and ROM Kids summer camps (only offered to ROM Patrons)
  • Free access to a large range of cultural institutions included in the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program and Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums 
  • One complimentary Caregiver Card (allows access for a designated guardian for your children)
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and on the Museum Builders Exhibit by giving level
  • Exclusive service from dedicated ROM staff
  • Subscriptions to ROM Magazine and Members monthly e-newsletter
  • 10% discount in all ROM shops & restaurants
  • Tax receipt for the highest amount allowed by CRA regulations

View a comprehensive list of the membership benefits (pdf) offered to Discovery Patrons Circle members.
For additional questions on Discovery Patrons Circle membership benefits, or to join over the phone, call our office at 416.586.5556 or email us at
Members may also choose to make a gift of securities to the Discovery Patrons Circle program.
To make a donation by cheque please print and fill out this donation form and mail it to our attention:
Discovery Patrons Circle
100 Queens Park
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2C6