When does my membership become effective?
membership and all of its benefits will commence as soon as the Museum receives
your payment; until you receive your membership card, presentation of your
photo ID will be sufficient to secure all membership benefits, including Museum
I made a contribution for a Membership but have not
received my acknowledgement or membership packet. When will I receive my
Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your
membership packet, which includes your acknowledgement.
Do I need
to reserve tickets in advance if I am a Member?
No tickets are
required for Members. As a Member you receive free unlimited admission during
the term of your membership.
Is a Membership
Yes. A tax acknowledgement is included in your
membership packet. More information on the portion of your membership
contribution that is tax-deductible can be found here.
I lost my
membership card and plan to visit. How do I get a new one?
you visit the Museum, please present your photo ID to the Admission Desk to
receive your free Member access. To order a replacement card please see the
staff at the Membership Desk or contact the Membership Office at 215-923-3811
x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Young Friends add-on?
Members 21-40 years
old may add additional benefits to their membership with the Young Friends
add-on category. The Young Friends membership includes special programs and
events for young adults committed to supporting the Museum.
give a family member /friend my membership card to visit the
No. Membership is non-transferable. Only the Member(s)
listed on the membership are permitted to enjoy the benefits. Members may be
asked to present a form of ID with their membership card when visiting the
How do I get my guest passes?
are issued at the beginning of your membership term and sent in your membership
packet. If you did not receive them, please inform the staff at the Admission
Desk at the time of your visit in order to redeem the guest passes.
I am interested in the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership add-on. What
does that include?
For an additional gift of $20, you receive a
one-year subscription to the Smithsonian Magazine and reciprocal admission to
Smithsonian Affiliate Museums. For a list of participating
museums please visit here.
How do I receive reciprocal admission
benefits at museums participating in the North American Reciprocal program?
(Supporter level and above)
Supporter level Members and above
will receive their membership card with a gold sticker. A current membership
card with this sticker must be presented to participating museums. For a list
of participating museums please visit here.
How can I become a
You can join in one of 4 easy ways:
On-site: Admission Desk or Membership Desk
Phone: 215-923-3811 x106
Mail: Send your payment to:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
Contact Member Services at email@example.com