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Basic Family or Adult Membership


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Become a Member today and immediately enjoy these benefit highlights:

  • Free General Admission and free tickets to all special exhibitions
  • Free tickets to giant-screen movies (now showing: Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker) and Space Shows (now showing: Worlds Beyond Earth) on every visit 
  • Free tickets to the immersive experience Invisible Worlds 
  • Free tickets to the Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium 
  • Access to a Member Entrance
  • 10% off Museum Shop purchases, plus Double Discount Days
  • 15% off at the Museum Food Court, The Restaurant at Gilder, Cafe on 1, and Cafe on 4
  • $12 parking garage flat rate for Members arriving any day from 4–11 pm
  • Exclusive access to new or renovated galleries when they open
  • Special off-hours access to the Museum on select evenings

Your membership is 100% tax-deductible. To learn more about the different levels of Museum membership and their benefits, as well as purchasing a gift membership, click on the categories listed below.

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All Membership Levels

The Junior Council (JC) brings together science enthusiasts in their 20s to early 40s and invites them to mingle in the Museum's legendary halls after the doors close. Learn more about the JC.

Patrons Circle is a philanthropic community of lifelong learners committed to supporting the Museum's mission. Benefits include private tours, VIP receptions, behind-the-scenes access, concierge service, and so much more.

IDNYC cardholders ages 18 and older are eligible for a free one-year membership at the American Museum of Natural History. Some restrictions apply. Get IDNYC information.

If you wish to purchase a membership through a gift vehicle that does not allow for the receipt of non-deductible or more than incidental benefits, please contact your tax adviser or your donor-advised fund’s (DAF) supporting organization for more information, including the possibility of waiving return benefits or using an alternate funding source to pay for the membership.