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Become an Individual Member

Whether you are a building arts professional, a family of five, or a student who loves design, Museum membership gives you valuable benefits like free admission to exhibitions, Shop and program discounts, and access to special tours and events. Your membership supports the Museum's exhibitions and education programs and helps sustain this institution. We are a non-profit, private museum that could not exist without the support of donors like you.

Membership choices available for: Indviduals, Couples, and Families.


View of the Great Hall
© Hoachlander Davis Photography

Benefits of Membership 

Free Admission. Enjoy free admission to all exhibitions, including House & Home, PLAY WORK BUILD, and the Building Zone.

Legendary Guests. Book signings and Q & A sessions allow members rare access to prize-winning architects and designers. Past presenters include Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Daniel Libeskind.

Priority Access and News. Members get pre-registration opportunities to the Museum's public programs and a subscription to the Museum's monthly calendar.

Family Fun. Renowned festivals, family activities, and the Building Zone are why the Museum is consistently voted one of the best places to take children in D. C.

Professional Development. Architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, and other professionals can earn continuing education credits at Museum programs with an average discount of 40% per program.

Exhibition Previews and Exclusive Member Events. Members see exhibitions before they open to the public and enjoy behind-the-scenes exclusive tours of construction sites and buildings, receptions, and special member events with opportunities to network with curators and leading industry professionals.

Shop Discount. Members receive discounts of 10% or more in the Museum Shop. Named the "Best Museum Shop" in D. C. (National Geographic Traveler, 2009), members can find unique design and architecture-inspired items. Additional discounts are offered during Member Shopping Days each December. 

Also Consider..

Giving the Gift of Membership.
 Share your love of the Museum with your family, friends, and colleagues. Available year-round, choose from any of the membership types and support the Museum while providing your recipient with exclusive member benefits.

Upgrading Your Membership. Not only will your upgrade support further advance the Museum's mission, you will also receive additional benefits.