As a member of the Berkshire Museum you will experience the museum in the best way possible by enjoying outstanding benefits throughout the year. You will also join a community of people committed to supporting accessible arts and culture in the Berkshires and beyond.

And did you know that membership quickly pays for itself with multiple visits?

Explore the full list of levels and benefits below to determine what type of membership works best for you. JOIN as a new member, RENEW your current membership, or UPGRADE to a higher level today!

All memberships include:

  • Unlimited free general admission
  • Discounts on special events, premium exhibitions, public programs, performances, and camps
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and behind-the-scenes tours
  • Weekly e-newsletter covering the latest Museum news and upcoming activities
  • 10% discount in the Museum shop

For questions about Berkshire Museum memberships or to purchase by phone, please contact Lauren “Lo” Sottile at lsottile@berkshiremuseum.org or 413.443.7171 x312. If you prefer to purchase by mail, download and print the form and send with payment to: Download Membership Form

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA  01201

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Gift memberships at any level can be purchased online – Simply select “Gift” and note the recipient’s contact info on the form!

Reciprocal membership benefits:

At the Family level and above, Berkshire Museum members receive free admission to hundreds of science and technology centers nationwide with the Association of Science-Technology Centers Passport Program (ASTC). Certain restrictions apply. Please visit their website for more information and a complete listing of participating museums.

Members at the Sustainer level and above receive the ASTC benefit plus reciprocal membership benefits to over 500 art and history museums nationwide through the North American Reciprocal Museum program (NARM). Membership benefits may vary. Please visit their website for more information and a complete listing of participating museums.

Smithsonian Affiliate membership program:

Smithsonian Affiliation

Get two memberships in one!

Take advantage of this special opportunity to add the benefits of a Smithsonian national membership to your Berkshire Museum membership! Join, renew, or upgrade your Berkshire Museum membership today and for an additional $25 you can add the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership benefits to any membership level, which include:

• One-year subscription (11 issues) to Smithsonian Magazine*
• 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, Smithsonian Catalogue, and SmithsonianStore.com
• 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
• Travel and study tour opportunities from Smithsonian Journeys
• Free admission to over 30 museums through the Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership Program
• Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
• A personalized Smithsonian membership card (sent to you directly from the Smithsonian)
• 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
• Welcome package at all Smithsonian museum visitor information desks
• Access to a members-only web site at affiliations.si.edu (registration required)
• Email newsletters covering the latest Smithsonian news, special promotions, and upcoming activities

*A subscriber’s first magazine will arrive in 4-6 weeks after the payment has been processed.

You will not be able to purchase the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership through our website. If you wish to join, renew, or upgrade your membership and with the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership, please call our membership department at 413.443.7171 ext. 312.
Sorry for the inconvenience, we greatly appreciate your membership.

Membership Levels

Individual $50 

(100% tax deductible)

  • Membership benefits for 1 adult
  • A one-time use general admission pass for a guest
Dual/Family $75 

(100% tax deductible)

Sustainer $125 

($73 is tax deductible)

All Dual/Family benefits, plus:

  • Four one-time use general admission passes for additional guests
  • Reciprocal membership privileges to over 500 art and history museums nationwide with the North American Reciprocal Program (NARM)
Supporter $250 

($172 is tax deductible)

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Two additional one-time use general admission passes (6 total)
  • Opportunity to rent Museum facilities for weddings and other special events
  • Invitations to exclusive events and travel opportunities
  • Receipt of Leadership Circle, the Executive Director’s newsletter
  • Acknowledgement on the Berkshire Museum website and in the Leadership Circle newsletter
Donor $500 

($396 is tax deductible)

All Supporter benefit, plus:

  • Two additional one-time use admission passes (8 total)
  • Upon request, a behind-the-scenes collections or gallery tour for up to 6 people
Crane Society Memberships of $1,000 or more qualify for our Crane Society. Click the link at the left for more details.
Bring your friends!*

Plus 2: $30

Plus 4: $55(PLUS cards are not tax deductible)

PLUS Cards can be added to any membership level. They offer a convenient way to bring additional guests into the Museum each time you visit – free of charge. Berkshire Museum member must accompany guest.

*You will not be able to purchase plus cards through our website. If you wish to join, renew, or upgrade your membership and with plus cards, please call our membership department at 413.443.7171 ext. 312. Sorry for the inconvenience, we greatly appreciate your membership.

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Gift memberships at any level can be purchased online – Simply select “Gift” and note the recipient’s contact info on the form!

Click here to find out more about our reciprocal membership benefits, which allow you to use your Berkshire Museum membership to get into other institutions across the region.

Click here to learn more about our Smithsonian Affiliate membership program, which comes with additional benefits.