What is the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® ?

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has over 1,000 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits.

How can individuals/families join to receive NARM benefits when traveling?

It’s easy for individuals and families to participate!  Locate your favorite institution on the NARM Map and open the profile (“View more”) where you can find a link to the institution’s website which lists membership information and how to join at the NARM level. (Some institutions have a “Join Now!” button on their profile to take you directly to their sign up page.) Then, simply present your current membership card validated with accepted NARM identification to any participating NARM institution to receive:

  • Free/member admission during regular museum hours*
  • Member discounts at museum shops*
  • Discounts on concert/lecture tickets*

Guests are not included unless they present a current membership card validated with the accepted NARM identification.  Family memberships are determined by each participating institution.

*Note that while NARM does not have a standard area of restriction, some institutions do restrict benefits.

It is recommended that you contact the institution you plan to visit prior to visiting in order to understand the benefits you will receive at that institution and to avoid any confusion.  


Additional Questions about Membership?


Individuals interested in receiving reciprocal benefits should contact their local NARM affiliated institution for more information. They will be happy to answer all of your membership questions.

If your favorite institution is not a NARM member, please have them contact us for more information on how they can join!

Museums & Institutions

Not a member of NARM yet?  Contact us for more information about joining!