Important Note:  Please upgrade by midnight on December 31 for a 2016 tax acknowledgement.  Membership is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Whether you're interested in special events, behind-the-scenes access, the relaxation and convenience of the Member Lounge, or simply the ability to bring more people with you, membership upgrades are your answer.  Check out the upgrade categories below to see selected highlights of each step up (for a complete list of levels and benefits, click here).

If you upgrade now, you will also be automatically renewed for another year from your current expiration date!  For example, if your current membership expires on June 30, 2017 and you upgrade today, you'll enjoy your new benefits until June 30, 2018 at no additional charge.  

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Insider Level


Insider      Family Insider

All benefits at the levels below, plus:

  • Special offer until December 31: A signed first edition of Neil deGrasse Tyson's new book, Star Talk
  • Special offer until December 31: Two free tickets to Neil deGrasse Tyson's sold-out Year in Review presentation on January 5, 2017
  • Special meet-the-scientist or meet-the-curator event
  • Exclusive after-hours tours of special exhibitions
  • For Individuals: Six free tickets to the Hayden Planetarium Space Show
  • For Families: Ten Free tickets to the Hayden Planetarium Space Show
  • For individuals: Six free tickets to walking tours in and around the city, led by scientific staff
  • For families: Six free tickets to family-friendly Behind-The-Scenes tours (ages 10 and up)


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Voyager Level


Voyager      Family Voyager

All the benefits at the level below, plus:

  • Concierge service, free coat check and express ticketing in the new Member Lounge
  • Free admission to LeFrak Theater films and live-animal exhibits
  • Invitation to the annual Star Party in the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • For Individuals: Six free tickets to Behind-The-Scenes tours in the Museum's science divisions
  • For Families: Advance notice for children's science camps and workshops



Adventurer Level


Adventurer      Family Adventurer

All the benefits at the basic membership levels, plus:

  • Extend your benefits to additional guests and family members
  • Invitation to the annual Member Open House
  • For individuals: Invitations to curator lectures on new exhibitions
  • For Families: Invitation to the Children's Holiday Party for Members




Your new membership cards will arrive by mail within 3 weeks. If you'd like to use your new upgraded membership benefits immediately, simply alert the Member Service Representative at any Membership Desk to your upgraded status. Our staff will be able to print your daily tickets and answer any questions you may have about your upgraded membership or about the Museum in general.

Additional Categories

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Membership Office at 212-769-5606 or by email at The Membership Office is open - Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

Memberships are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Memberships at the American Museum of Natural History are non-refundable and non-transferable.