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.
Annual Donation $60
- All universal member benefits
Annual Donation $85
All the benefits of General membership plus:
- Invitations to major exhibition previews
- Members-only exhibition tours with curators
$55 is tax-deductible
Annual Donation $135
All the benefits of Friend membership plus:
- Invitations to private receptions before select Behind the Glass lectures
- Reciprocal benefits or admission to more than 1,000 cultural institutions*
- Complimentary Museum admission for two accompanied guests with every visit
- Recognition in the Museum's Annual Report
*Reciprocal benefits and discounts at more than 1,000 other cultural institutions participating in ASTC (Association of Science Technology Centers) Travel Passport Program, ROAM (Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums), and NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums).
$30 is tax-deductible
Annual Donation $270
All the benefits of Donor membership plus:
- Complimentary copy of The Corning Museum of Glass: Annual Notable Acquisitions
- Private, customized tour of the Rakow Research Library
- Complimentary Museum admission for four accompanied guests with every visit
- Private, customized tour of the Museum
$121 is tax-deductible
Annual Donation $500
All the benefits of Supporting membership plus:
- Private, customized tour of the Museum's Conservation lab
- Complimentary Museum admission for six accompanied guests with every visit
$351 is tax-deductible
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 Program, North 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? Present your active membership card with at least one of the previously listed logos and receive complimentary admission for two adults per active cardholder. Kids and teens age 17 and under are always free! 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.
As a member, you'll receive two Gather magazine issues each year. Preview past issues of our members' magazines.