Become a member to explore an urban wonder


As a Transit Museum member, you’ll enjoy exclusive benefits and the opportunity to explore our expansive collections. Memberships last for one year from the month of purchase, and are available in a variety of levels.

Give your friends and family the gift of membership! An annual Transit Museum Membership is the gift that keeps on giving all year round. Learn more about gift memberships.

Become an Express Member! Automatic Renewal is the quickest, easiest way to make sure your membership never expires. Just add a membership to your cart and select the auto-renew option during checkout. Cancel anytime by contacting us at (718) 694-3451 or [email protected].*

Frequently Asked Membership Questions

To learn about our new policies and procedures, visit this page.

Core Benefits

  • Unlimited visits – reserve tickets here! Advance tickets are required for admission.
  • Members-only exhibit previews and events 
  • Free or discounted tickets to our public programs in person and online
  • From November 23rd through December 7th, members enjoy a 20% discount – an extra 10% above the regular members’ discount**
  • Reciprocal admission at participating history and science museums worldwide via the ASTC Passport Program and Time Travelers
  • Special virtual invitations and promotions throughout Members Appreciation Month
  • Special acknowledgement of long-term members through our Member Milestones program

Special Add-On

  • ADD ADMISSION FOR A CAREGIVER > $35

    For individuals with significant disabilities who wish to purchase memberships, the Museum will waive the caregiver fee and add a PCA to the membership at no charge. Contact the Membership Office at [email protected] or 718 694-3451 for more details or to add a PCA.

General Membership Levels

Individual $65 **

(Fully tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 1 designated adult (18+)
  • 2 complimentary one-time use guest passes
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Senior $45 (62+ with valid ID)

(Fully tax deductible)

*Enjoy all Individual Benefits

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MTA Family $45

(Fully tax deductible)

*Eligible for employees and retirees with proof of employment. 
*Enjoy all Family Benefits 

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Dual $85

($70 is tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 2 designated adults (18+)
  • 2 complimentary one-time use guest passes
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The New York Transit Museum hosts a preview for members on Fri., August 13, 2021 before reopening to the public on Saturday. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

Family  $100

($85 is tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • General museum admission for 2 designated adults with up to 4 children
  • Birthday party discount
  • 2 complimentary one-time use guest passes
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Family Plus $165

($135 is tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 2 designated adults with up to 6 children
  • Option to add-on a caregiver
  • 4 complimentary one-time use guest passes
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Dual Plus - Membership Level

Dual Plus $165

($135 is tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 2 designated adults (18+)
  • Complimentary tickets for two select programs throughout the year
  • 4 complimentary one-time use guest passes
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Director’s Circle 

Sustaining - Membership Level

Sustaining $275

($230 is tax deductible)

  • All core benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 4 designated adults with up to 6 children
  • 6 complimentary one-time use guest passes
  • Invitations to Curator-led tours
  • Listing in the Annual Report
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Patron - Membership Level

Patron $550

($415 is tax deductible)

  • All Sustaining benefits, plus:
  • Family level gift membership
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Benefactor - Membership Level

Benefactor $750

($550 is tax deductible)

  • All Patron benefits, plus
  • Free Museum admission for 4 designated adults with up to 8 children
  • 8 complimentary one-time use guest passes
  • Complimentary ticket to 1 Museum-sponsored tour of choice *based on availability
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Champion - Membership Level

Champion $1,000

($800 is tax deductible)

  • All Benefactor benefits, plus
  • Private collection tour with Museum Director
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Reciprocal Benefits

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

The Transit Museum also participates in two programs, ASTC Passport Program and Time Travelers, that offer free or reduced-price general admission for Transit Museum 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, opening hours and Covid-related closure information before your visit.


Please note: Museum guest passes and special caregiver add-on’s are valid only for Museum admission, not special tours.

**Discounted Individual Memberships are available for students (18+ with school ID) and visitors with disabilities for $45 a year. Contact the Membership Office at [email protected] or 718-694-3451 to sign up.

Want to learn more about Transit Museum membership? Email us

Frequently asked membership questions.

Memberships are valid one year from the date of purchase.

*All memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.
**
Upon joining, members automatically receive an email to set up an account to purchase items in the online store. If you missed the email, go to the forgot password page and submit the email you used to sign up with your membership here. *Please note the online store operates as a separate website from nytransitmuseum.org.