Affiliate Reciprocal Membership




Reciprocal Membership Member Benefits

  • Free Admission
  • Member discounts on purchases made on the premises for concert and lecture tickets
  • Discounts in gift stores
  • Family memberships: Reciprocal admission benefits for a family membership must MUST be accompanied by verification of a family membership by presenting their home Affiliate membership card
  • list of Affiliates offering the reciprocal benefit will be updated here for participating Affiliates and members

Reciprocal Membership Affiliate Guidelines

  1. Reciprocal privileges do not include mailings from other reciprocal organizations.
  2. There is no fee for Affiliates to add the reciprocal benefit to their membership offerings
  3. Participation in the reciprocal program continues on an annual basis from year to year. The program is limited to the Affiliate organizations’ Smithsonian Affiliate members only. To discontinue participation in the reciprocal program, the Affiliate must submit a written form to Affiliations in January in accordance to the annual cycle.
  4. Each Affiliate is responsible for marketing and promoting the Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership information to its own members.
  5. To join the reciprocal network, complete the registration form and return by email or fax.

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Visit more than 50 Affiliates through the Affiliate Reciprocal Membership program

Simply present your Smithsonian Affiliate Membership card when visiting any of these participating Affiliates and enjoy special discounts and benefits.



The Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program is a network of Smithsonian Affiliate museums and educational organizations. Smithsonian members from one of the participating Affiliate organizations (see list of participating Affiliates) who present a current Smithsonian Affiliate membership card are entitled to privileges at participating Affiliate organizations.

For more information about participating in the reciprocal program, contact Natalie Wimberly (202) 633-3021; WimberlyN@si.edu.