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Core membership benefits include:

  • Unlimited Museum admission
  • 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

04/06 6:00–8:00 p.m.

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House History Workshop

05/01 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Curious about your home’s history? Want to learn more about your neighborhood? Join director of research and access Ellen Keith and research librarian Lesley Martin as they introduce you to the maps, historic photographs, planning documents, and other tools in our Research Center that will help you embark on your house history research. More

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