Discovery Patrons Circle

Discovery Patrons Circle (DPC) 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. With their annual philanthropic gift, they generously provide a critical base of support for the Museum, enabling our expert staff to plan special exhibitions, public programs and learning initiatives that reach more than one million visitors and hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren each year.
Discovery Patrons Circle annual gifts start at $1,000. Each gift made through the DPC program ($1,000-$1,999) entitles you to a charitable tax receipt in the highest allowable amount as per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.  

As a Discovery Patrons Circle member, you’ll 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 exhibition Opening Party with Royal Patrons Circle and Young Patrons Circle Members
  •  Invitation to the ROM Family Holiday Gathering for four adults and four 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 Donor Wall by giving level
  • Exclusive service from dedicated ROM staff
  • Subscriptions to ROM Magazine and Members monthly e-newsletter
  • 10% discount in all ROM Boutique and restaurants
  • Tax receipt for the highest amount allowed by CRA regulations

View a comprehensive list of your Discovery Patrons Circle membership benefits (pdf).

For additional questions on your membership benefits, or to join or renew your membership, contact 416.586.5556 or
Members may also choose to make a gift of securities to the DPC program.
To make a donation by cheque please print and fill out this donation form and mail it to:
Royal Ontario Museum Governors
Attention: Discovery Patrons Circle
100 Queens Park
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2C6

For information on our Royal Patrons Circle visit
For information on our Young Patrons Circle visit