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The Luminary Society

The Luminary Society is a premier circle of philanthropists supporting the Fleet Science Center and its mission. It is comprised of donors who contribute $1,250 to $25,000 or more annually.

Luminary Society members receive customized benefits designed to provide one of a kind experiences and VIP access to the Fleet. Luminary Society members receive general Fleet membership benefits as well as an exclusive set of privileges.

We welcome you to join the Luminary Society today and help us share the wonder of science learning with children and adults throughout our region and beyond. If you have questions or would like additional information please contact our Director of Donor Relations, Michelle Powers at (619) 685-5756 or

HUBBLE ($1,250 -$2,499)

  • Unlimited Theater admission for each Hubble level member, and the ability to bring two guests for free
  • 14 Theater passes for other family members and guests
  • Free The Sky Tonight admission (two adults and up to 6 children)
  • Heikoff Giant Dome Theater Pre-Seating
  • Discounts on Birthday Parties
  • Annual Donor Board and website recognition  
  • Invitations to exclusive special events
  • ASTC Reciprocal Free Admission to more than 300 science centers nationwide

GALILEO ($2,500 - $4,999)

All benefits listed above, as well as:

  • Invitations to exclusive Luminary Society activities including film screenings, exhibition previews, discussions with visiting experts and breakfast with the CEO.

DARWIN ($5,000 - $9,999)

All benefits listed above, as well as:

  • Invitations to quarterly “Staff Talks” and behind-the-scenes opportunities with the CEO and senior members of the Fleet team.

CURIE ($10,000 - $24,999)

All benefits listed above, as well as:

  • Unlimited gallery and theater admission for four.
  • Invitations to Luminary Society Salon Dinners with world renowned scientists, business leaders, and community leaders.

NEWTON $25,000+ 

All benefits listed above, as well as:

  • VIP Concierge Service to arrange customized visits and special opportunities.
  • Private behind-the-scenes tours and opportunities of exhibitions, live shows, and sites throughout San Diego County for up to 10 guests.