Membership

Have more glassy experiences by becoming a member!

Members enjoy significant opportunities and benefits, including unlimited free admission, access to exhibition previews, discounts on public programs, and reciprocal benefits. Up to two adults can be listed on a membership.

Most importantly, members provide essential support for the Museum. Members make possible our innovative exhibitions, collections, conservation efforts, Hot Glass demonstrations, renowned glassworking facility, and wide-reaching community engagement activities.

General Membership
Friend Membership
Donor Membership
Supporting Membership
Patron Membership

Universal Membership Benefits

  • Free Museum admission with each visit 
  • Personalized membership card(s) for up to two adults 
  • 15% discount in the Museum Shops and online with an additional 10% off in May and December (regularly priced items only, other exclusions may apply)
  • 15% discount in the Museum Café
  • Invitations to select Members-only virtual events and curators talks
  • Subscription to the members' magazine, Gather
  • Express ticket line and access to the members-only bar at 2300° 
  • 15% discount off Annual Seminar on Glass registration

Learn about free or discounted admission at other institutions across the globe, amplify your impact with employer matching, and giving membership as a gift

Membership Levels and Benefits

Our Reciprocal Programs

Corning Museum of Glass members at the Donor level and above are able to take advantage of our reciprocal programs that allow free or discounted admission at institutions across the globe. We're currently a part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport ProgramNorth American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association, and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM). Some institutions who participate in these reciprocal programs restrict benefits. Members are encouraged to contact the participating institution in advance for more information and restrictions.

Visiting The Corning Museum of Glass with a membership card that has an ASTC, NARM or ROAM logo? Reserve tickets in advance here. Click into "Reserve Member Tickets Now" and enter your admission under the appropriate reciprocal program you are visiting with. As a reciprocal member, you  receive complimentary admission for two adults per active cardholder. You may purchase additional tickets as needed, and kids and teens age 17 and under are always free! Upon arrival, you'll simply give the name on your reservation and will need to present your active membership card with the reciprocal logo(s). You'll also receive a 15% discount off regularly priced items in the Museum Shops. Discount excludes some items, Make Your Own Glass, Café and online purchases.

Amplify Your Impact

Double or even triple the impact of your Museum membership gift by checking to see if your employer has a matching gift program. Your generous donation—in combination with the generosity of your employer—expands and deepens people’s understanding of glass. 

Use the matching gift form upload when you join or renew

Give the Gift of Membership

Give someone special the gift of glass with an extraordinary one-year membership. Whether you're looking for the coolest graduation present or a unique wedding gift, a one-year membership to the Museum will inspire a lifetime of discovery. Your gift of membership will allow the recipient to explore the world's most comprehensive glass collection, watch live hot glassblowing demonstrations by master glassblowers, and join in special members-only events. For a gift that inspires their imagination, give the gift of membership today.

Select gift membership when you join or renew

The front page of the Summer 2020 Gather with a man wearing a blue mask looking at a grey circular glass ball in the foreground
Gather (Members' Magazine): Summer 2020
The cover of the Winter 2020 Gather publication
Gather (Members' Magazine): Winter 2020
The cover of the Summer 2019 Gather publication
Gather (Members' Magazine): Summer 2019

Member Magazines

As a member, you'll receive two Gather magazine issues each year. Preview past issues of our members' magazines.

Upcoming Member Events

There are currently no events scheduled. Please check back for updates on upcoming events.