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The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association© was recently featured in Frommer’s Travel Guide for the exceptional value it provides!


Become a member of a local museum that offers reciprocal benefits at other museums across North America.

Joining a museum in your hometown could come with discounts at other institutions farther afield. Though there are certain regional museum organizations that confer these benefits, the easiest course of action is to visit the website of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). There you’ll find a list of member institutions across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

That said, “people get very confused when they go to our website,” NARM director Virginia Phillippi admitted to me. “They want to just click and join NARM, but instead they have to choose a local institution in their area, become a member of it, and join that way.”

So what you want to do is consult the NARM website’s easily scannable list of member museums by area, where you’ll find links to those institutions.”

“…Not to mention all the ways museum-going enriches travel.

“Going to a museum is an experiential gift that you give to yourself, to your children, to your family and friends,” as Phillippi of NARM put it. “Museums provoke new thoughts, new understandings of the world. This may sound cliched, but I think museums really can be mind-blowing in the very best way.”

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