Enjoy Some Museum Catnip!

What do museum professionals crave most? Visiting other museums, of course! NEMA members get to scratch their itch at hundreds of institutions throughout the region.

When Visiting...
Browse the list below to identify participating museums or use your browser's search feature to select a museum by name. Present your NEMA membership card (or Institutional Affiliate Membership confirmation email) to the museum's front desk. We recommend you confirm the museum's policies and hours of operation before visiting. Please note that the Museum Admission Program covers general admission, and may not apply to the following: exhibit previews, special exhibitions, films, special programs, lectures, workshops, or performing arts events. Please check details with the museum you are visiting.

List Your Museum…
NEMA's Museum Admission Program is a collegial initiative in which our institutional members offer free or reduced admission to other NEMA members as a professional courtesy. By offering this benefit, participating museums help colleagues gain new ideas and perspectives, while building a strong New England museum community.

By participating in the Museum Admission Program, your information will appear on the NEMA website. When they visit your institution, they present their NEMA membership card (or Institutional Affiliate Membership confirmation email) at your front desk to gain admission.

You may choose among the following options for inclusion in the program:

  • NEMA members admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for NEMA members (you specify the amount)
  • One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for a guest of a NEMA member (you specify the amount)
  • Museum admission is free to all
  • Gift shop discount (you specify the amount)

To register your museum, CLICK HERE. Click on “Add to Cart,” then click on “Checkout.” Complete the form and continue with the checkout process. You’ll receive a confirmation email to verify your participation. Your listing will remain active as long as your museum is a NEMA institutional member or until you notify us that you no longer wish to participate in the Museum Admission Program.

Please note that the following policies are subject to change and are at the discretion of the participating museum.

For more information, contact Meg Winikates, NEMA Membership and Advocacy Manager.

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  • Museum charges no fee for admission Museum charges no fee for admission
  • NEMA members admitted free of charge NEMA members admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for NEMA members Discounted admission for NEMA members
  • One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member
  • Gift shop discount - % listed Gift shop discount - % listed

Connecticut

American Clock & Watch Museum, Bristol
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Bellarmine Museum of Art, Fairfield
Museum charges no fee for admission

Bruce Museum, Greenwich
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Chester Museum at The Mill, Chester
Museum charges no fee for admission

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, Niantic
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Connecticut Landmarks,
Hartford
NEMA members admitted free of charge *applies to 6 participating museums: Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Butler-McCook House & Garden, Hempsted Houses, Isham-Terry House, Nathan Hale Homestead, Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden.

Custom House Maritime Museum - New London Maritime Society, New London
NEMA members admitted free of charge Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member ($5)

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown
Museum charges no fee for admission

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, Providence
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Gunn Memorial Museum, Washington
Museum charges no fee for admission

Imagine Nation Museum, Bristol
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University, Hamden
Museum charges no fee for admission

Lebanon Historical Society Museum, Lebanon
Museum charges no fee for admission

Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford
NEMA members admitted free of chargeGift shop discount (10%)

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Mashantucket
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Mystic Museum of Art,Mystic
Museum charges no fee for admission

Mystic River Historical Society, Mystic
Museum charges no fee for admission

Mystic Seaport, Mystic
NEMA members admitted free of charge

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain
NEMA members admitted free of charge

The New England Carousel Museum, Bristol
NEMA members admitted free of charge

New Haven Museum, New Haven
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

New London County Historical Society - Shaw Mansion, New London
NEMA members admitted free of charge Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member

Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge Gift shop discount (10%)

The Stonington Historical Society Capt. N.B. Palmer House & Old Lighthouse Museum, Stonington
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Tantaquidgeon Museum, Uncasville
Museum charges no fee for admission

Vintage Radio & Communications Museum of CT, Windsor
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford
Discounted admission for NEMA members ($8) One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge Gift shop discount (15%)

Watertown Historical Society, Inc., Watertown
Museum charges no fee for admission Gift shop discount (20%)

Wethersfield Museum at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center, Wethersfield
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Wood Memorial Library and Museum, South Windsor
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge Museum charges no fee for admission

Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Museum charges no fee for admission

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  • Museum charges no fee for admission Museum charges no fee for admission
  • NEMA members admitted free of charge NEMA members admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for NEMA members Discounted admission for NEMA members
  • One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member
  • Gift shop discount - % listed Gift shop discount - % listed

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  • Museum charges no fee for admission Museum charges no fee for admission
  • NEMA members admitted free of charge NEMA members admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for NEMA members Discounted admission for NEMA members
  • One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member
  • Gift shop discount - % listed Gift shop discount - % listed

Massachusetts

Abbot Hall and Maritime Room Museum, Marblehead
Museum charges no fee for admission

American Textile History Museum, Lowell
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Andover Historical Society, Andover
Museum charges no fee for admission

Armenian Library and Museum of America, Watertown
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Art Complex Museum, Inc., Duxbury
Museum charges no fee for admission

Atwood House Museum, Chatham
NEMA members admitted free of chargeOne guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum, East Sandwich
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
Discounted admission for NEMA members Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member Gift shop discount

Beverly Historical Society, Beverly
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Bidwell House Museum, Monterey
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Lowell
Museum charges no fee for admission

Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Hyannis
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Carpenter Museum, Rehoboth
Museum charges no fee for admission

Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Clara Barton Birthplace Museum, North Oxford
Discounted admission for NEMA members ($3)

Cohasset Historical Society, Cohasset
Museum charges no fee for admission

Commonwealth Museum, Boston
Museum charges no fee for admission

Concord Museum, Concord
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, North Easton
Museum charges no fee for admission

Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Cyrus Dallin Art Musem, Arlington
Museum charges no fee for admission Gift shop discount (10%)

Danforth Museum and School of Art, Framingham
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Dedham Historical Society, Dedham
NEMA members admitted free of charge

The Discovery Museums, Acton
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Duxbury Rural & Historical Society, Duxbury
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Dyer Memorial Library, Abington
Museum charges no fee for admission

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge

EcoTarium, Worcester
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst
NEMA members admitted free of charge

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

The Fairbanks House, Dedham
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Fort Devens Museum, Devens
Museum charges no fee for admission

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge Gift shop discount (10%)

The Gibson House Museum, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge

The Girl Scout Museum at Cedar Hill
, Waltham
Museum charges no fee for admission

Gore Place, Waltham
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Hingham Historical Society, Hingham
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Historic Deerfield, Inc., Deerfield
NEMA members admitted free of chargeDiscounted admission for guest of a NEMA member

Historic New England, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge *Applies to regular tours at 36 historic sites.

Historic Newton, the Jackson Homestead and Museum, Newton
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Historical Society of Watertown, Watertown
One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

The House of the Seven Gables, Salem
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Hull Lifesaving Museum, Hull
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester
Museum charges no fee for admission

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Littleton Historical Society, Littleton
Museum charges no fee for admission

Longyear Museum, Chestnut Hill
Museum charges no fee for admission

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Concord
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust - Spalding House, Lowell
NEMA members admitted free of charge Museum charges no fee for admission

Lynn Museum, Lynn
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Manchester Historical Society, Manchester
Museum charges no fee for admission

Marblehead Museum & Historical Society, Marblehead
NEMA members admitted free of charge

The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston
Museum charges no fee for admission

Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum, Mattapoisett
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge ($6) Gift shop discount (10%)

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill
Museum charges no fee for admission

MIT Museum, Cambridge
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley
Museum charges no fee for admission

Museum of African American History, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Museum of Halifax, Halifax
Phone: (781) 294-7501
Museum charges no fee for admission

Museum of Science, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket
Discounted admission for NEMA members ($5)

Natick Historical Society, Natick
Museum charges no fee for admission Gift shop discount (10%)

Needham Historical Society, Needham
Museum charges no fee for admission Gift shop discount (10%)

New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford
NEMA members admitted free of charge Gift shop discount (10%)

Nichols House Museum, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation (NCCHP), Granville
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

North Adams Museum of History and Science, North Adams
Museum charges no fee for admission

North Andover Historical Society, North Andover
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Oakham Historical Association, Oakham
Museum charges no fee for admission

Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge Gift shop discount (10%)

Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum Inc., Fall River
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Old South Meeting House, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge Gift shop discount (10%)

Old State House Museum (RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House), Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge
NEMA members admitted free of charge Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member ($5)

Orleans Historical Society, Orleans
Museum charges no fee for admission

Paul Revere House, Boston
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Peabody Historical Society, Peabody
Museum charges no fee for admission Gift shop discount (10%)

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Pilgrim Halll Museum, Plymouth
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II, Plymouth
Discounted admission for NEMA members ($5) Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member ($5)

Plymouth Antiquarian Society, Plymouth
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown
NEMA members admitted free of charge

The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum, New Bedford
Discounted admission for NEMA members ($3) Gift shop discount (10%)

The Salem Museum at the Old Town Hall, Salem
Museum charges no fee for admission

Salem Witch Museum, Salem
NEMA members admitted free of chargeOne guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge (Complimentary admission not valid weekends in October or on Halloween.)

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum), Lexington
Museum charges no fee for admission

The Shirley-Eustis House, Roxbury
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Shirley Historical Society, Shirley
Museum charges no fee for admission

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

South Shore Natural Science Center, Norwell
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Springfield Museums, Springfield
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

Sterling Historical Society, Sterling
Museum charges no fee for admission

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Adams
Discounted admission for NEMA members $3 for adults/$2 for seniors

Swift River Valley Historical Society, Athol
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

The Tryworks Collection, Dorchester
Phone: (617) 419-5197
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford
Museum charges no fee for admission

USS Constitution Museum, Boston
Museum charges no fee for admission Gift shop discount (20%)

Waltham Museum, Waltham
NEMA members admitted free of charge Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member ($2) Gift shop discount (10%)

Wheaton College Beard & Weil Galleries and the Wheaton College Permanent Collection, Norton
Museum charges no fee for admission

Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Whittier Home Museum, Amesbury
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Wilmington Town Museum, Wilmington
Museum charges no fee for admission

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke
NEMA members admitted free of charge

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
NEMA members admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge

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  • Museum charges no fee for admission Museum charges no fee for admission
  • NEMA members admitted free of charge NEMA members admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for NEMA members Discounted admission for NEMA members
  • One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member
  • Gift shop discount - % listed Gift shop discount - % listed

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  • Museum charges no fee for admission Museum charges no fee for admission
  • NEMA members admitted free of charge NEMA members admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for NEMA members Discounted admission for NEMA members
  • One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member
  • Gift shop discount - % listed Gift shop discount - % listed

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  • Museum charges no fee for admission Museum charges no fee for admission
  • NEMA members admitted free of charge NEMA members admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for NEMA members Discounted admission for NEMA members
  • One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge One guest of a NEMA member admitted free of charge
  • Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member Discounted admission for guest of a NEMA member
  • Gift shop discount - % listed Gift shop discount - % listed