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Core membership benefits include:

  • Unlimited Museum admission for 2-4 adults depending on your membership category, at least one of whom must be a cardholder
  • Invitations to annual members events
  • Invitations to members-only previews of new exhibitions
  • Access to members-only parking
  • Discounts on all Museum tours, programs, events, and Chicago Line Cruises history tours
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store, North & Clark Café, and PhotoStore
  • Member e-newsletter and quarterly calendar
  • Access to members lounge at select events


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New benefit! Premium members receive membership privileges at over 800 North American museums via the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association®.

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Premium membership benefits include all Core benefits plus:

  • NEW! Reciprocal membership privileges at over 800 participating museums across North America*.
  • Free parking for Museum visits ($9 value)
  • Subscription to Chicago History magazine
  • Two single-use Museum admission passes to share with friends or family
  • Priority registration for select programs and events

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Upcoming Member Events

Members-Only Preview

10/25 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America with a discussion featuring senior curator Olivia Mahoney, live music, and inspired food and drink selections. More

Members-Only Annual Meeting

11/01 6:00–7:00 p.m.

The Members’ Annual Meeting has been a Museum tradition for more than 100 years! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from president Gary T. Johnson as he presents on the Museum’s recent exhibitions, programs, and upcoming projects. More

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