Become a Member

While our locations are closed because of Covid-19, Transit Museum members’ generosity is crucial to maintaining our subway station home, our collections, and our programming. The Museum will re-open as soon as it is safe and sustainable to do so. Until then, members enjoy free access to our online resources, special invitations to virtual events, and discounts in our online store, plus reciprocal admission to science and history museums worldwide. 

We truly appreciate your support, and we will see you, safely, soon!

Membership Benefits

as of January 1, 2021

Additional Benefits upon Reopening 

Date To Be Determined

  • Unlimited visits
  • Members-only exhibit previews and events
  • Priority booking privileges for Museum tours and excursions
  • Access to Member Mornings, First Sundays

Special Add-Ons

  • ADD ADMISSION FOR A CAREGIVER > $30*
  • ADD ADMISSION FOR A CHILD (Age 2-17) > $10

* For individuals with severe 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 - Membership Level

Individual $60

  • All membership benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 1 designated adult (18+)
  • 2 guest passes
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Student - Membership Level

Student $40 (18+ with school ID)

*Enjoy all Individual Benefits

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Senior - Membership Level

Senior $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 Level

Dual $75

  • All membership benefits, plus:
  • Free Museum admission for 2 designated adults (18+)
  • 2 guest passes
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Family - Membership Level

Family  $90

($15 is tax deductible)

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

Family Plus $150

($75 is tax deductible)

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

Dual Plus $150

($75 is tax deductible)

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

Sustaining - Membership Level

Sustaining $250

($175 is tax deductible)

  • All membership 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 Level

Patron $500

($425 is tax deductible)

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

Benefactor $850

($775 is tax deductible)

  • All 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 Level

Champion $1000

($925 is tax deductible)

  • All Benefactor benefits, plus
  • Private collection tour with Museum Director
Join, Renew or Gift Membership

Want to learn more about Transit Museum membership? Email us.

Click here for frequently asked membership questions.

*Please note all memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.

** Discount is valid on purchases over $10, excluding limited edition merchandise.

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.