As we hope you’ve heard, we recently announced a New Vision which will shape the Museum as a relevant, sustainable organization that can continue to deliver high quality experiences to you, our community, for decades to come.

We regard membership as a partnership, and as a member, you join with your neighbors to endorse accessible education and culture through science, history, and the arts. By joining or renewing your membership today, you are letting us know that the Museum is important to you and to this community.

Just as the Museum will be evolving, so will its membership program. While plans are not yet finalized, we do know that we will be building upon existing benefits. Membership packages will continue to include special member discounts, as well as added members-only events, opportunities to provide feedback and shape your benefits, and more.

Your membership is an investment in an educated and informed citizenry and the future of our county. In our New Vision we aim to address key challenges identified with the help of approximately 400 members of the community during the Master Planning process, including:

  • Education
  • Teacher training
  • At-risk youth and youth development
  • Reasons to stay and move here
  • Perceptions of Pittsfield
  • Cost of culture
  • Transportation

By inspiring curiosity and wonder in its audiences, the Museum will continue to nurture the social, cultural, and economic development of Pittsfield and the Berkshires. During this pivotal time in the Museum’s history, your membership support is perhaps more important than ever. Please consider joining, renewing, or upgrading today.

Explore the full list of levels and benefits below. JOIN as a new member, RENEW your current membership, or UPGRADE to a higher level.

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 please contact Lo Sottile at If you prefer to purchase by mail, download and print the form and send with payment to:

Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA  01201

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 750 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 the Leadership Circle 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.

*PLUS Cards are not available for online purchase. Please call Julie Maresco at (413)443-7171 ext. 314 to purchase over the phone, or stop by the Berkshire Museum front desk.


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.

*PLUS Cards are not available for online purchase. Please call Julie Maresco at (413)443-7171 ext. 314 to purchase over the phone, or stop by the Berkshire Museum front desk.