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Design Your Own Membership

The Rockwell offers Members the opportunity to design their own membership based on their unique interests. Choose from five base benefit levels and three optional enhancements, only available at The Rockwell. 

The Membership Experience

Our new Rockwell Member Portal allows members to register for events quickly and easily; plus, gain priority registration for our most popular programs.

Smithsonian Affiliate

Membership at The Rockwell is a partnership. You gain exclusive benefits and privileges, all while supporting the preservation of The Rockwell’s nationally-recognized collection and the growth of innovative programming and educational outreach initiatives - at the only Smithsonian-affiliated museum in the region!

Your New Favorite Place to Shop

Rockwell Members enjoy 10% off their purchases in The Rockwell Museum Store, all year long. Plus, your purchases further support The Rockwell collection and educational initiatives!

First Looks

Be the first to see special exhibitions! Members are invited to all exhibition openings, with complimentary food and beverage.

Lifelong Learners

Rockwell Members are invited to all of our lectures for free or reduced admission. You'll hear from Smithsonian speakers, guest artists and curators, historians, art collectors and more.

Rockwell Ambassadors

This new membership enhancement for young art-lovers offers even more ways to fill your calendar with culture-centric social activities.

Family Membership

Our new Family Membership enhancement means free admission for the whole family (and caregivers) - plus special treatment at popular family programming. And for parents who want to do it all, bundle Ambassadors and Family membership enhancements for a discount!

More for your Membership

Dual Members and above are included in the Reciprocal Museum program - providing you with free admission to nearly 700 museums across North America!

Members gain exclusive benefits and privileges, all while supporting the preservation of The Rockwell’s nationally-recognized collection and the growth of innovative programming and educational outreach initiatives. 

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Step 1: Choose Your Membership Level 

Your Membership Includes…









Silver Dollar Society


10% off in The Museum Store year-round

Free or reduced tickets to ~20 Rockwell events annually: exhibition openings, live music, lectures and more

Complimentary food and beverage at select events

Unlimited access to the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab

Priority registration for high-demand events

Unlimited free museum admission for one individual member



Unlimited free museum admission for two individual members and two guests



Free admission to nearly 700 museums across North America through participating reciprocal programs: Museums West, NARM and ROAM


Unlimited general museum admission for two individuals and four adult guests per visit for one year


Invitations to select Silver Dollar Society Events


Recognition on Donor Wall in The Rockwell’s lobby


Yes, there’s even more… learn about Silver Dollar Society Membership






Step 2: Choose Optional Enhancement Levels to Your Membership to Maximize Your Rockwell Experience

For an additional annual amount, you can customize your membership to align with your interests and maximize your involvement to suit your tastes and preferences! Enhancement levels must be added to an existing membership level, and cannot be purchased on their own. 

Smithsonian Affiliate Enhancement | + $20

Adriel Luis of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center speaks at The Rockwell, March 2017

For Members interested in additional engagement with The Smithsonian Institution! For just an additional $20 with any membership level, you’ll receive a subscription to Smithsonian Magazine, along with special discounts and privileges when you visit Smithsonian museums around the United States.  

  • One-year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine
  • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate membership card
  • Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, NY
  • 10% discount on café dining at Smithsonian Museums in DC
  • 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
  • Reciprocal Admission/Discount benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliate museums around the country
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Rockwell Ambassador Enhancement |  + $30

For young Members seeking even more culture-centric activities and networking opportunities! Enjoy private tours, art-inspired excursions, and unique opportunities to meet local artists and curators. 
  • 4 to 5 invitations to culture-centric social activities, like private tours, art-inspired excursions, and unique opportunities to meet visiting artists and curators
  • Access to The Rockwell behind the scenes, including one private Director’s Party annually
  • Frequent professional development and volunteer opportunities
  • Networking and social opportunities with like-minded business and community leaders, including up to 3 invitations to select Silver Dollar Society events
  • Philanthropic involvement with the region’s only Smithsonian Affiliate


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Family Enhancement | + $30

The Rockwell loves families! This additional benefit enables you to get the most out of The Rockwell’s family-friendly programming and daily museum resources for children, parents, and caregivers alike.
  • Unlimited free Rockwell admission for all adults and caregivers. Kids 17 and under are always free!
  • Free or reduced admission to family programming with associated fees
  • Free “Snack Pack” at select family programs
  • Early access to registration for highest-demand family programs


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Family + Rockwell Ambassador Enhancement | + $50

For parents who want to have it all! Receive a discount by bundling these two popular enhancement levels together.
  • Unlimited free museum admission for all adults and caregivers in household
  • Invitations to adult-only social activities like private tours, art-inspired excursions, and unique opportunities to meet visiting artists and curators
  • Numerous professional development and volunteer opportunities
  • Networking and social opportunities with like-minded business and community leaders, including special invitations to select Silver Dollar Society events
  • Philanthropic involvement in this region’s only Smithsonian Affiliate
  • Free or reduced admission to family programming with associated fees
  • Free “Snack Pack” at select family programs
  • Early access to registration for high-demand family programs


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Step 3: Enjoy, Explore and Share!

Stay Connected

Be sure to sign up for e-newsletter and follow The Rockwell @rockwellmuseum on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This way, you’ll be the first to know about new events, exciting exhibitions, and Rockwell news! 

Log in to your exclusive Rockwell Member Online Portal to keep your contact information up to date, register for upcoming events, and manage your donations and membership dues.

More for Your Membership: Reciprocal Museum Program

One of the benefits that Members at the Dual level and above enjoy is participation in three reciprocal programs that allow free admission to art museums across the country–Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM), North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program, and Museums West consortium. 

All provide you with an opportunity to visit close to 700 museums across North America free-of-charge with your Rockwell membership! 

Share! Gift the Gift of Membership

Membership to The Rockwell Museum makes a meaningful gift that can be enjoyed all year long and is the perfect gift for a family, a couple who just moved to the region, or your grown son or daughter who love to try new things.

Gift memberships come specially packaged and include a Rockwell ornament.  Gift memberships can be purchased at the Admission Desk of The Rockwell Museum or through our online donation form.

Questions about Membership?

Give us a shout! Contact:
Katharine Mead, Membership & Grants Manager