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Members are our community, our biggest fans, and our greatest advocates. We couldn’t exist without you.

See it first. See it free.

Unlimited free admission for twelve full months

Invitations to member-only exhibition previews and viewings

40% off admission for your guests dependent on membership level

Connect with a community of art lovers in Seattle

. . . and much more! See full benefits for each level and select the one that’s right for you!

Membership levels

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All membership benefits for one person

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All membership benefits for two people

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All membership benefits for two adults and children 19 and under in the household

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Best value! Unlimited free admission for two members and two guests on each visit, plus premier benefits

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Access to curator-led tours and one exhibition catalogue a year

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Special perks at Premier member receptions and invitations to VIP events

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Contributors Circles

Join a community of generous philanthropic members committed to SAM and the arts.
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Discounted Memberships

Students, seniors, and others may be eligible for a discounted membership.
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Corporate Support

Give your employees free access to SAM all year long by joining or renewing as a Corporate member.
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Members have exclusive access to programs and events

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Poke in The Eye: Art of the West Coast Counterculture

Offbeat ceramics, paintings, and sculpture from West Coast artists of the 1960s and ʼ70s to today.

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Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection

Discover the iconic American artist, Alexander Calder, who revolutionized sculpture with his renowned mobiles and stabiles.

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Member Previews

Members have the opportunity to be among the first to see new exhibitions with exclusive perks.

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Conversations with Curators

Every year, members learn from the creative forces behind SAM’s collections and exhibitions at this beloved members-only lecture series.

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Up Close with Conservators

Join SAM’s conservation specialists for this annual lecture series on keeping the art in SAM’s collection in pristine condition.

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Discounts on museum programs

Save on tickets to museum programming including SAM Remix, Family Fun Workshops, SAM Talks, and more.

Matching Gifts

Buying a membership counts as a donation and qualifies to be matched! Find out if your employer matches gifts!

See what SAM members say

I think you always in major cities have the quintessential museum, the museum that speaks to the city. Seattle’s the city that I love. So SAM is the art museum that I love the most.

I think of it as just an investment in local arts and the local community. It’s a small investment. I mean, we’re not wealthy, so we can’t give a lot of money, but we at least do what we can.

The entire time I’ve lived here SAM has been a paramount part of my life.

Membership FAQ

Please read through our frequently asked questions regarding membership before reaching out.

All visitors need a ticket to visit SAM. Secure your complimentary member tickets and purchase tickets for your guests online or onsite.

Online: Tickets are available here. Print your tickets at home, show your tickets on your phone, or pick up your tickets at Will Call before entering the galleries.

Onsite: Go to the Ticketing Desk and show your membership card or photo ID. Guest passes and the 40% discount for guests can only be used onsite.

Please note, guest passes and the 40% discount on your guests can only be used onsite.

If you purchased a membership online, you have a SAM account. On the login page, click on "Forgot Password" to recover your password. Use the email used to purchase your membership to log into your account. If you purchased your membership onsite or by mail, please allow up to a week for your membership to be reflected on your online account.

Please contact us if you don’t see your membership reflected in your account, would like a second login for dual memberships, don’t remember what email is associated with your account, or if you have general questions about online accounts.

SAM Customer Service Center online form

Once logged in, you should see your current membership level and expiration date listed at the top of the page. Tickets appear as full price during selection but if you are logged into your member account, free member admission will be applied during checkout.

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Customer Service Center

Purchase a membership over the phone or in person at the Ticketing Desk or at SAM Shop