Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Level Donation Amount Tax Deductible Value
Bronze $2,000+ $2,000
Silver $10,000+ $9,900
Gold $20,000+ $19,800
Platinum $50,000+ $49,500


  • Logo placement and website link on Friends’ website
  • Acknowledgement in Friends’ annual report
  • Free JMZ admission tickets (Silver – 10, Gold – 20, Platinum – 50)
  • On-site recognition on the Friends’ annual donor wall inside the JMZ exhibit hall
  • Permanent naming opportunities for donors of $10,000+

Bronze-level sponsors contribute to the Friends’ general operations. Sponsors at higher levels may choose to direct their gifts towards specific programs, events, and exhibits.

Current Sponsorship Opportunities

Partners for Access $10,000 – Pilot program

Through this program, the JMZ will work with partner organizations to distribute JMZ tickets to constituents in neighboring communities for whom the new entrance fee would be a barrier to access. This program will allow families identified by the partner organizations to visit the museum at no cost to the families during normal hours of operation.

Dinosaur Garden Capital Campaign – $10,000 – $300,000

The JMZ’s California Dinosaur Garden is scheduled to open in 2023 and will be an immersive experience of the Cretaceous period in California. The garden will feature prehistoric plants within a seasonal marsh landscape, life-size dinosaurs, prehistoric animal sculptures, and interactive interpretive exhibits, including a fossil dig. Exhibits will be fully inclusive, including wheelchair access to the fossil dig, braille labels, and tactile, sensory-rich elements for children of all abilities.

Super Family Sundays – $15,000 – One year of programming

 For more than ten years, Super Family Sundays (SFS) have been popular events open to families with children with all types of disabilities. These events have drawn families whose children are unable to attend regular JMZ hours due to noise or crowding. Many families have become regular SFS participants, and during the redesign of the JMZ they provided us with valuable feedback and support in making the new facility truly accessible.

To engage our SFS Families in the new JMZ and to continue to test exhibits and accessibility support, we will host monthly SFS events. We anticipate these events will be even more important in the new facility because it is likely to be crowded during regular hours, which is a barrier identified by families who have children with disabilities.

Free Family Days $15,000 – Pilot program for one year

Through this program, the JMZ will engage families from partner organizations located in neighboring, underserved communities in a full day of fun and learning at the JMZ. The cost of admission will be waived for families, and the program will include lunch and lots of time to explore the JMZ. We will also provide bus transportation from targeted community centers to the JMZ. This pilot program includes five Free Family Day events.

Next Gen JMZ: Science Internships – $75,000 – One year of funding

Modeled on the Working Together IMLS project — which was a collaboration with the Palo Alto Art Center — this project would continue the funding of six paid internships and fellowships annually. This program fosters the next generation of science professionals. The JMZ values diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, countries of origin, ability levels, religions, and gender expressions. Individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the museum field are actively recruited to apply.

Three of the positions are intended for applicants with the diversity background outlined above, and the remaining three are for any qualified applicant. To avoid discrimination and legal issues, it is necessary to offer paid internships for individuals that do not qualify based on diversity guidelines or who choose not to state how they qualify.

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