Please see below for frequently asked questions regarding membership at the Guggenheim. For other queries not covered here, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212 423 3535.Membership Cards
Q: Why haven’t I received my membership card yet?
A: We order batches of membership cards from an outside company once a week and it can take up to four weeks from the time you join or renew till your card is ordered, printed, packaged, and mailed, plus an additional week or so for it to work its way through the postal system. If it has been more than six weeks since you joined or renewed, please contact us at 212 423 3535 or email@example.com to inquire about your missing card.
Q: I lost my membership card. How do I get a replacement?
A: Please contact us at 212 423 3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request replacement cards. Please note that it can take up to six weeks for your new cards to arrive. In the meantime, when you visit the museum, please check in at the Membership Desk and provide your name and a photo ID.
Q: When can members access the museum?
A: Members can bypass the lines and access the museum for free by visiting the Membership Desk to pick up expedited tickets any time Sunday through Wednesday 10 am–5:45 pm, Friday 10 am–5:45 pm, and Saturday 10 am–7:45 pm. The museum is closed Thursdays, Christmas, and Thanksgiving Day. Some galleries may close prior to the advertised closing time.
Q: May members bring guests to the museum?
A: Members at the Dual level and above are entitled to free unlimited admission for two adults. Fellow Associates are entitled to bring an additional three guests, and members at the Supporting Associate level and above are entitled to bring an additional five guests. In addition, members at the Family level and above may bring up to five children up to 18 years old.
On Saturday evenings beginning at 5:45 pm the museum hosts Pay What You Wish, in which admission for non-members is by donation. The last tickets are issued at 7:15 pm. These tickets are not free and cannot be purchased in advance.
Q: Does my membership get me into the other Guggenheim museums around the world?
A: Yes. Members receive free admission at all Guggenheim museums (New York, Venice, and Bilbao.)
Q: Does my membership get me into any other museums?
A: Members at the Fellow Associate level and above receive reciprocal membership at over 30 museums and Frank Lloyd Wright sites in the U.S. Members at the Patrons Circle level and above also receive Art Pass cards, which admit two to select international museums.
Q: Why should I become a member of the Guggenheim?
A: Membership contributions, in any amount, help cover the cost of essential operations—conservation of valuable art works, education programs, electricity to maintain humidity and temperature levels, and more. Members also create a community of friends and supporters who enjoy a special relationship with the museum and its programming.
Q: How do I become a member?
A: You can join online, call 212 423 3535, visit us on-site at the Membership Desk or the Guggenheim Store, or print a PDF membership form and fax it to 212 423 3772, or mail to:
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Q: How do I buy someone else a Gift Membership?
A: You can give the gift of a Guggenheim membership online or by calling 212 423 3535. Let us know where you would like us to send the membership package and renewal communications, and if we should include a special message.
Q: How can I renew my membership?
A: You can renew your membership online, by calling 212 423 3535, or by sending back the renewal notice you receive in the mail. If possible, please provide your membership number, which is printed on your membership card.
Q: Do you offer membership discounts for seniors, students, or artists?
A: Yes. We offer a 15% discount on Individual and Dual memberships for seniors (aged 65 and over,) students, and working artists. You must send proof of status (photo ID with your date of birth, student ID, or an artist statement or resume) with your membership application by fax to 212 423 3772 or by mail to:
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Q: Can I apply multiple membership discounts to my membership?
A: Please note that we apply one discount per membership. This applies to new and renewing members.
Q: What special events are members invited to?
A: Depending on membership level, members are invited to exhibition private views, shopping events, and a variety of other events.
All members at the Individual level and above are invited to Members’ Parties and Private Views for major exhibitions and Members’ Morning Private Views. Members at the Supporting Associate level and above are invited to VIP openings for major exhibitions. Please check your mail, inbox, and Member Programs for more information.
Q: Do members receive free admission to special events?
A: Generally, invitations for exhibition private views are for two people. Please check the admission policies on the invitation or announcement for more details, and please bring your invitation and/or membership card to ensure efficient entry.
Q: Do members have special access to public programs?
A: Members receive free or discounted admission to most public programs, including Works & Process. Family Programs are free to all Family Members. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit Calendar and Events or contact the box office at 212 423 3587 for more information.
Q: When is the best time to visit the museum?
A: The museum is generally less crowded first thing in the morning and on weekdays. It is generally most crowded on rainy days and on weekends, especially Saturday evenings.
Q: Where can I park when I visit?
A: Alternate side of the street parking on Fifth Avenue and side streets is available. There are several parking garages within walking distance of the museum. Impark Parking is located at 40 East 89th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues) and Sylvan Parking is located at 60 East 90th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues.) Both lots offer a discounted rate to museum visitors. To receive this discount, validate your parking ticket at the Membership Desk.
Q: Do you ever donate memberships to other nonprofits?
A: Due to increasing costs and high demand we are not able to donate memberships to other organizations.
Q: Who should I call with other questions?
A: For all General Membership queries: 212 423 3535
To book tickets for Public Programs and other events: 212 423 3575
For questions about Visitor Services: 212 423 3618
For the Guggenheim Store: 800 329 6109
For the Young Collectors Council: 212 423 3534
For the Patrons Circle: 212 423 3624
For Special Events: 212 423 3670
For Corporate Membership: 212 423 3521
For Human Resources: 212 423 3529
Plan Your Visit
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
Hours & Ticketing
See Plan Your Visit for more information on ticketing, including holiday hours.
Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18
Children under 12 Free
Multimedia guides are free with admission.
Browse the Guggenheim
Store for gifts.