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Schedule an admissions test session with your local group, then score at or above the 98th percentile to be invited to join American Mensa. 

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Qualify the quick, easy way by sending us evidence of scores from prior intelligence tests you’ve taken. For individuals younger than 14, this is the only way to qualify.

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Wondering if you’re Mensa material? With this test, you’ll know in 30 minutes the likelihood of success on our official admission test.

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Out of darkness comes hope, and out of hope comes an unexpected passion and renewed sense of life ... if he can keep himself alive long enough to enjoy it. Rocket scientist/Star Trek writer/safari warrior/author Chester L. Richards asks: Is nature out to kill us? Maybe not. But someone is.

Fundraisers, Food Drives, Honor Roll, and Integrity

The Mensa Honor Society launched in 2013, the brainchild of then-Gifted Youth Specialist Lisa Van Gemert, to recognize Young Mensans ages 10 to 18 who use their intelligence to benefit humanity and encourage other YM’s to do the same.

The Q Word

In 1976, American Mensa established the first Special Interest Group for LGBTQ+ Mensans. Founded as GaySIG and later called Gay & Lesbian SIG, we are now named QueerSIG. This latest name change marks a critical inflection point toward greater inclusion of American Mensa’s LGBTQ+ members.

Real Simulations

We might not be living in the Matrix, but that doesn’t make you real. If an advanced civilization could program our reality, could it not also make a physical model?

At-home Learning Resources for Kids

As the school season begins anew, here's a friendly reminder that the Mensa Foundation is here to help. features a curated lists of free and low-cost educational resources to enrich your child’s mind and ignite their excitement about learning.

Mensa Connect: A Robust Digital Community

There are many ways for Mensans to connect without the bother of putting on shoes. But what about an online venue that serves all of Mensa at once? That’s where Mensa Connect comes in.

You're Already on Zoom. Interest You in a Theodore Talk?

Local Group books compelling experts for monthly interactive series open to all Mensa members, including talks with Harlequin’s first Black author of historical romance, an authority on making neighborhoods more livable, a Modern Monetary Theory economist, and others.

Win a Trip for Two to Annual Gathering 2023, Sponsored by GEICO

Enter to win a trip for two to the 2023 Mensa Annual Gathering in Baltimore, including two event registrations, hotel accommodations, and two tickets to the Gala Dinner, sponsored by our friends at GEICO.

National Events

Annual Gathering | July 5-9, 2023

The largest yearly confab of Mensans anywhere, the American Mensa Annual Gathering started as a small, two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont in 1963. The event now spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment unlike any other.

Columbus, Ohio | April 20 - 23

An annual tradition since 1990, Mind Games is a four-day board-game-judging marathon, during which the year’s five best new-to-market tabletop games are chosen and awarded the coveted Mensa Select® seal. Join hundreds of tabletop fanatics for a long weekend of around-the-clock board gaming.

Mensa Foundation Colloquium: Giftedness Across the Lifespan: The Talent and Potential of Neurodiversity

The Mensa Foundation continues to better understand and support giftedness across the lifespan, focusing on the unique experiences, challenges, and opportunities that the neurodiverse face as they move through the contexts, ages, and stages of life.

Local & Regional Events

April 8, 2023

Columbia River Mensa

Columbia River Mensa is taking the LIGO Second Saturday tour on April 8th at 11 a.m. If you would like to attend with the tour with us, please register as soon as possible. When we registered this morning, there were only ten spots left.

April 15, 2023

Southeast Michigan Mensa

Southeast Michigan Mensa presents our virtual Regional Gathering; ZOOMantics! Featuring Zoom rooms for Hospitality, Speakers, and Fun & Games!

April 15, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST

North Texas Mensa volunteers will be at the finish line of the "Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty" 5k and 3k fun run/walk, presenting packets to the strutters and their dogs. The event supports the lifesaving work animals need after being removed from harm.