Become a Member

By partnering with Berkshire Museum through our membership program, you help us maintain our building, exhibitions, and programs so we can remain a beacon of culture and education in the Berkshires.

Become a Member

All memberships include:

  • Discounts on public programs, performances, films, and special events
  • 10% Discount in the Museum Shop
  • Access to member exclusive hours and events throughout the year

Children ages 3 and under always visit free.

We look forward to welcoming you as a valued member for all of our exhibitions and activities throughout the year.

Your membership extends far beyond the benefits you can see and enjoy. The continued generosity of friends like you makes it possible for us to provide meaningful experiences in art, science, and history to visitors young and old – true to our mission and the vision of the Museum’s founder, Zenas Crane. Your membership support is critical to our programming now and into the future, and is deeply appreciated. Please consider joiningrenewing, or upgrading today.

For more information about Berkshire Museum memberships please contact our membership team at

Join or Renew 

Give the Gift of Membership at Any Level

Simply select “Gift” and note the recipient’s contact info on the form.

One membership, hundreds of museums.

Members at the Dual level and above, Berkshire Museum members receive free admission to over 600 science and technology centers worldwide with the Association of Science-Technology Centers Passport Program (ASTC). Certain restrictions apply. Please visit the ASTC 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 750 art and history museums nationwide through the North American Reciprocal Museum program (NARM). Membership benefits may vary. Please visit the NARM website for more information and a complete listing of participating museums.

Members of the Berkshire Museum’s Crane Society get an up-close look at an object during a special Crane Society event in 2019.
Members of the Berkshire Museum’s Crane Society get an up-close look at an object during a special Crane Society event in 2019.

Berkshire Museum’s Crane Society

Crane Society members are our top supporters who continually support the mission of the museum year after year.

Crane donors are critical to our ability to serve our community through our educational programming, exciting exhibitions, and engaging events. By making a donation of at least $1,000, you automatically become a part of the Crane Society and receive all associated benefits. Additionally, your name will be added to the prestigious list of Crane Society members printed in our lobby once a year.

Benefits include:

  • Free admission for 2 cardholders plus up to 6 adult guests
  • 15% discount in the Museum Shop
  • Member discounts on public programs, performances, and special events.
  • Access to member-exclusive hours and events throughout the year
  • Acknowledgment in the museum lobby
  • Exclusive invitations to VIP events

For questions about the Crane Society, or to learn more about making a gift, please contact:

Will Demick
Membership & Development Manager
(413) 443-7171 ext. 382

What people are saying

Thank you for being responsible

“We had a lovely time here! We enjoyed seeing the animals in the aquarium and reptiles section. The art was lovely to observe as well! I especially appreciated the signs acknowledging problematic aspects of museums and history about local native people. Thank you for being responsible.”

– Sarah Leidhold

A great place

“Awesome mix. The aquarium on the bottom floor was great, along with the rock and mineral section. Ancient History Replica art/sculptures, ancient zoology, early technology innovations, and more. Great place for those who gently respect and appreciate museum artifacts.”

– Chris Robin

A great find

“This was a great find! My fiancée and I stopped in here while in Pittsfield and I was intrigued by the fact that the Berkshire Museum is part Natural History Museum, part Art Museum, and part Aquarium. They have a nice geology section and a collection of preserved animals. The aquarium was great and had a lot of turtles (my favorite), and the art section had a nice mix of American Indian and classical art (including a mummy!). Easily worth the admission price.”

– Kevin B.