Should You Become A Museum Member?
Many museums, religious organizations, unions, and community centers struggle to fill their membership rosters. These organizations rely on membership dues to help pay operational costs, so not having members could lead to their eventual closure. While these other organizations are important, supporting museums is the most critical. If museums closed, we’d lose easy access to art, history, and science exhibits.
If you’re on the fence about becoming a museum member, consider the following benefits of museum membership:
Support a Cause You Believe In
When you become a museum member, you’re showing support for the work that museum does. If you believe that science field trips are important for kids to love and understand science, becoming a member helps that museum operate. Going there frequently improves their overall attendance numbers. There are so many different types of museums you can support, including fine art and history museums. Proudly displaying that membership through a card or a bumper sticker lets others know that you support what the museum stands for.
Go to Members-only Events
Many museums have members-only events or galas. This may give you early access to special events or a social opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals. Either way, members-only events are one of the perks of museum membership you should take advantage of.
Get Valuable Discounts on Entertainment
In addition to membership at your favorite museum, many museums offer reciprocal programs where you can visit other museums for free or at a discounted price. For instance, a membership at the Museum of Science and Discovery in Tampa gets you free admission to more than 250 ASTC science centers across the United States. As you travel, you can go to these other places for free.
Membership of any kind feels like a commitment. Fortunately, most museum memberships are one year and relatively inexpensive. If you feel like after one year you don’t want the membership, you don’t have to renew.
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