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How to Join or Renew

Joining or renewing your membership is easy and you can do so one of the following four ways:

Online: Create an online account (or log in if you already have one) and complete our simple online application. Once logged in, select "Join or Renew."

By Phone: Call the Membership Office at (617) 720-7604 during any of the Athenæum's operating hours.

In Person: Visit the Membership team on the first or fourth floors during any of the Athenæum's operating hours.

Through the Mail: Download, print, and complete an application, and mail it to the address below. We are also happy to send you a membership form and an addressed, postage-paid envelope for your convenience.  You may request one at membership@bostonathenaeum.org.

Membership Office
Boston Athenæum
10½ Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
 
 

Levels and Pricing

 
Young Patron Individual Membership
$200 (only $16.67/month*)
Entitles one cardholder aged 35 of younger all of the full benefits of membership.
 
Young Patron Family Membership
$225 (only $18.75/month*)
Entitles up to two adult cardholders aged 35 or younger and any children living within the same household all of the full benefits of membership.
Additional cards can be issued for any nannies or caregivers who accompany members of the household to the Athenæum.
 
Individual Membership
$290 (only $24.16/month*)
Entitles one cardholder all of the full benefits of membership.
 
Family Membership
$320 (only $26.67/month*)
Entitles up to two adult cardholders and any children living within the same household all of the full benefits of membership.
Additional cards can be issued for any nannies or caregivers who accompany members of the household to the Athenæum.
 
Institutional Membership
$500 (only $41.66/month*)
Entitles up to three employees or affiliates of a non-profit or for-profit institution all of the full benefits of membership.
A limited number of additional cards may be purchased at a reduced rate of $100 per card.
 
To purchase an institutional membership please contact the Membership and Development Office Directly.
 
Membership dues are not tax-deductible.
*All dues are paid annually.  The monthly rate is displayed for comparative purposes only.
 

Friends of the Athenæum

$100 (only $8.33/month)
Non-members who make a tax-deductible gift of $100 or more to the Boston Athenæum's Annual Fund are recognized as Friends of the Athenæum for one full year after making their gift. Friends receive special benefits including:
 
  • Advanced notification of upcoming events;
  • A copy of the seasonal events guide;
  • Copies of the monthly e-newsletter; and
  • Free admission to the Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery for them and their guests
Gallery admission passes must be arranged with the Membership and Development Office in advance of your visit.