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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 entry to all special exhibitions (Now on view: Sharks) and shows (Now showing: Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker)—on every visit 
  • Access to a Member entrance
  • $12 parking garage flat rate for Members arriving any day from 4–11 pm
  • Free access to online Frontiers Lectures exploring innovations in astrophysics
  • Exclusive access to new or renovated galleries when they open
  • 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 arrow next to one of the categories listed below.

Have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.



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. Click here for more details.

Under federal tax rules, grants by donor-advised funds (DAFs) and private foundations cannot be used for memberships in which the donor-advisors or disqualified persons receive more than an incidental benefit. Please contact your tax advisor or your DAF’s supporting organization for more information, including the possibility of waiving return benefits or using an alternate funding source to pay for the full membership.