Give and Join

Give and Join

Support one of the most inspiring art institutions in the world while enjoying these year-round benefits:

  • Free, express admission—every day of the week
  • Discounts in The Met Store (including online!) and on Audio Guides
  • Member Morning Hours for select special exhibitions
  • Priority registration and a 15% discount on Children's Classes
  • Access to the Members Dining Room, with seasonal tasting menus and views of Central Park
  • Advance notice of exhibitions, special events, and offers—so you hear about all of it first


Support the Metropolitan Museum and assist in meeting the enormous cost of providing our programs and services to audiences worldwide—help keep exhibitions open, protect the collection, support education programs, and provide the Museum with additional funding in areas where it is needed most.

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            Make a Gift in Honor or Memory
            Make a Gift of Appreciated Securities or
            a Gift by Wire Transfer

Planned Giving

Contribute to the Metropolitan Museum's future by planning for a special kind of gift, such as a bequest in your will or a trust that pays you income. There are many creative and flexible planned giving options that can benefit you and the Museum.

Benefit Parties

The Metropolitan is renowned for its glamorous galas and benefit parties throughout the year. Your attendance at an unforgettable evening helps support essential programs that enrich the lives of all our audiences.

Entertaining and Venue Rentals

The Museum's many unique spaces throughout the Main Building and The Cloisters museum and gardens are ideal for a variety of events, from large corporate dinners and nonprofit galas to meetings, film screenings, and, for Members, intimate private celebrations.

Corporate Support

Join other industry leaders in supporting the Museum. Sponsor a program or exhibition, host a private event, or invite your executives and employees to enjoy special Museum privileges as a Corporate Member.

Curatorial Friends Groups

Members of the Metropolitan's Curatorial Friends Groups enjoy special programs and build relationships with curators and others who share similar interests, all in a behind-the-scenes, intimate setting.

Gifts in Honor or Memory

A gift to the Met is a wonderful way to honor a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or memorialize an important person in your life.

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Gift Acceptance Guidelines

The Metropolitan Museum of Art encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from numerous thoughtful supporters that will help the Museum to further and fulfill its mission. In order to be assured that the Museum is a responsible steward of these gifts and that these gifts are in the best interest of the Museum, the Board of Trustees of the Museum has adopted gift acceptance guidelines.