Become a Member

Experience this fascinating history through interactive exhibits and innovative programs that combine art, science and design. As a member, you’ll enjoy exclusive benefits, behind-the-scenes access, and the opportunity to explore our expansive collections.  And remember – aside from the great perks, membership makes the work that we do possible.

Museum memberships last for one year from the month of purchase, and are available in a variety of levels. Click here for frequently asked membership questions.

Please note: All gift membership orders need to be submitted by 12/20 (no later than 5pm) to ensure a timely delivery.

Core Benefits

  • Unlimited visits
  • Members-only exhibit previews and events
  • Priority booking privileges for Museum tours and excursions
  • 10% discount for all Transit Museum Store purchases
  • Reciprocal admission at participating history and science museums worldwide
  • Member e-newsletter
  • Access to periodic Member Mornings
  • Special invitations and promotions throughout Members Appreciation Month
  • Special acknowledgement of long-term members through our Member Milestones program

Special Add-Ons

  • ADD ADMISSION FOR A CAREGIVER > $30
  • ADD ADMISSION FOR A CHILD > $10

General Membership Levels

Individual - Membership LevelIndividual $60

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 1 designated adult
  • 2 guest passes
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Student - Membership LevelStudent $40 (18+ with school ID)

*Enjoy all Individual Benefits

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Senior - Membership LevelSenior $40 (62+ with valid ID)

*Enjoy all Individual Benefits

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MTA $40

*Eligible for employees and retirees with proof of employment. 

*Enjoy all Family Benefits 

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Dual - Membership LevelDual $75

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 2 designated adults

 

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Family - Membership Level

Family  $90

($15 is tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • General museum admission for 2 designated adults with up to 4 children
  • Birthday party discount
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Family Plus $150Family Plus - Membership Level

($75 is tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 2 designated adults with up to 6 children
  • 4 guest passes
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 Dual Plus - Membership LevelDual Plus $150

($75 is tax deductible)

  • All Member Access benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 2 designated adults only
  • 4 guest passes
  • Complimentary tickets for two to select programs throughout the year
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Director’s Circle 

Sustaining - Membership LevelSustaining $250

($175 is tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 4 designated adults with up to 6 children
  • 6 guest passes
  • Invitations to Curator-led tours
  • Exclusive Director’s Circle priority pre-sale booking for tours and excursions
  • Listing in the Annual Report

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Patron - Membership LevelPatron $500

($425 is tax deductible)

  • All of the Sustaining benefits, plus:
  • Family level gift membership
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Benefactor - Membership Level Benefactor $850

($775 is tax deductible)

  • All of the Patron benefits, plus
  • Free Museum admission for 4 designated adults with up to 8 children
  • 8 guest passes
  • Complimentary ticket to 1 Museum-sponsored tour of choice *based on availability
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Champion - Membership LevelChampion $1000

($925 is tax deductible)

  • All of the Benefactor benefits, plus
  • Private collection tour with Museum Director
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Want to learn more about Transit Museum membership? Email us.

* Discount is valid at the New York Transit Museum stores (Downtown Brooklyn, Grand Central Terminal, 2 Broadway and online) on purchases over $10, excluding limited edition merchandise and MetroCard/EZPass.

** Memberships that permit the purchase of more than one adult ticket for tours may substitute a non-member adult as the additional ticket-holder for a tour, when accompanied by a member. Adults may not be substituted for children on member-only tours.

Members-Only Excursions

One benefit of membership is access to our members-only tours of the Old City Hall subway station and other historic sites. These tours go on sale several times a year, typically in April, August, and December. The Museum’s bi-weekly email newsletter is the best way to get updates about new tour dates and ticket sales! Sign up now. Members with email addresses will also be informed of upcoming events through the quarterly members’ e-newsletter.

Please note that members may purchase as many members-only tour tickets as there are people covered by their membership. If you wish to bring a friend on a members-only tour, you must be a Dual member or higher. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about buying members’ tickets.

Submit Your Government-Issued ID for Behind-the-Scenes Excursions

Reciprocal Benefits

NYTM members currently receive free general admission, with proof of NYTM membership, to:

NYTM also participates in two programs, ASTC Passport Program and Time Travelers, that offer free or reduced price general admission for NYTM members at institutions and museums throughout the US and abroad.

Please note that reciprocal benefits are at the discretion of the offering institution and subject to change without notice. We recommend contacting a specific institution to confirm benefits before your visit.