As a member of the museum, you help support programs, special exhibitions, and events, as well as ensure that the museum remains an important source for African American history and culture. For questions and more information on memberships reach out to Denisha Queen, 443-263-1827 or


Basic Memberships

Membership Perks:

  • Free General Admission for 1 year
  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Invitation to exclusive members-only programs and exhibition breakfast previews
  • Discounts on select education and public programs, films, music programs and lectures
  • 15% discount on purchases in the Museum Shop

Individual - $35

Family / Dual - $55 (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Seniors (65+) - $30

Student - $20


Premium Memberships

Contributor - $100

Membership Perks:

All Basic Membership benefits, plus

  • Free admission to two after-hours events and programs (for one)
  • Greater Baltimore History Alliance Reciprocal Admission program
  • Invitation to exhibition opening receptions

Click here to become a member.

Supporter - $250

Membership Perks:

All Contributor benefits, plus

  • Free admission to two after-hours events and programs (for two)
  • Special curator-led exhibition tours
  • Free admission to one beginners and intermediate Genealogy Workshop (for two)

Click here to become a member.

Partner - $500

Membership Perks:

All Supporter benefits, plus

  • Reserved seating for select programs and lectures
  • Dessert reception with featured artist

Click here to become a member.

Friend - $1,000

Membership Perks:

All Partner benefits, plus

  • Invitation to the Friends’ Martini party hosted by the Director of Collections & Exhibitions
  • Hands-on museum collections seminar
  • The Lewis Friend Lapel Pin

Click here to become a member.

Contemporary Friends

Smithsonian Affiliation - Membership plus $20

  • One year subscription (12 issues) to Smithsonian Magazine, 10% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, Smithsonian Catalogue and
  • Travel and study tour opportunities from Smithsonian Journeys
  • Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City
  • A personalized Smithsonian membership card
  • Access to a members-only web site at

Click here to add the Smithsonian Affiliation.