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For Members

Thank you for supporting SAM! This is the central hub for all things related to your museum membership, which includes:

  • Unlimited free admission for one year to all SAM locations

  • Invitations to members-only previews of special exhibitions

  • Discounts or free admission for your guests on every visit (based on your membership level)

  • A subscription to SAM Magazine

  • Discounts on lectures and other programs

  • Valuable savings at​​ SAM Shops and MARKET Seattle

  • Member Appreciation Days—three times a year, take advantage of double discounts at all SAM Shops, and MARKET Seattle (some restrictions may apply)

  • 10% off gift memberships at the Individual through Patron levels.

  • Reciprocal memberships​ (Patron level and higher)​​

  • Retail discounts


SAM has taken the next step in going green by providing digital membership cards!

Learn more​​​​​​​


We’re here to help!

See our FAQ or contact the Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210 or use the contact form below.

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Renew Your Membership

Time to renew? Choose your membership level from the list below.​​​​​​​​​

Member Levels


Only offered onsite or by phone.

Membership Status

Not sure if it's time to renew? Access your account below to find out.

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My Account

Need to update your contact information, change your password, or reserve free member tickets?

Sign in below to view and update y​our information.

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Membership Card

SAM now issues digital membership cards unless you request a plastic card when you join or renew. Need us to resend your digital card email?

Replace Card​​


As of September 2022, SAM has moved to a new Membership database. At that time, all active members were issued new digital cards with a new member number.

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If you want to continue to use a plastic membership card, you will have the opportunity to request one with your new membership number at the time of renewal. Until then we can verify your membership status by looking you up in the new system. For questions regarding your membership status please give us a call at 206.654.3210.

Gift Memberships

Purchase a Gift Membership Today

Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Excellent membership benefits allow your friends, family members, and business associates the ability to enjoy SAM as an insider every day of the year. By becoming members of SAM, they will be ensured free admission to extraordinary exhibitions.

SAM members enjoy 10% off their gift membership purchases at the Individual through Patron levels year round.

Please note, gift memberships take 2-3 weeks to process. Contact us at to receive a digital membership welcome letter to gift to your recipient in the meantime.

How to Purchase

Find the level that is right for your recipient and choose the "Gift" option. SAM members, go here to access 10% off your gift membership purchases.

Call us at 206.654.3210, open daily​ from 10 am to 5 pm.​​ 

Stop by the Ticketing Desk ​or the SAM Shop at the Seattle Art Museum and we will help you in person.

Your recipient will receive a full year of outstanding benefits including:

  • Unlimited free admission to all SAM locations

  • 10% discount at SAM Shops and MARKET SEATTLE

  • Discounts on lectures and other programs

  • Plus much more!​​​​

Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your membership contribution by taking adva​​ntage of your company's matching gift program.

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Reciprocal Memberships

The Seattle Art Museum offers two reciprocal membership programs for Patron, Friend, Fellow, Contributors Circles, and Corporate members, allowing you free admission to many fine art institutions.

The programs are the Metropolitan Reciprocal Membership Program and the Western Reciprocal Membership Program.

How It Works

Digital card holders: Present your active digital membership card and photo ID to participating organizations for free or discounted admission.

Plastic card holders: Present your active SAM membership card with reciprocal logo and photo ID to participating organizations for free or discounted admission.

Reciprocal members, receive the following benefits at each of the listed museums.

  • Free admission

  • Free admission to special exhibitions when a surcharge does not apply

  • Discounts at museum stores

  • Discounts on lecture and program tickets

Metropolitan Reciprocal Membership Program

  • Carnegie Museum of Art

  • Dallas Museum of Art

  • Denver Art Museum

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Seattle Art Museum

  • The Toledo Museum of Art

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

  • Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Western Reciprocal Membership Program

  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

  • Dallas Museum of Art

  • Denver Art Museum

  • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

  • Gilcrease Museum

  • Japanese American National Museum
    (Los Angeles, CA)

  • The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

  • Portland Art Museum

  • San Diego Museum of Art

  • Seattle Art Museum

  • UCLA Hammer Museum


  • Audain Art Museum

  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

  • Japan Society​​​

  • Whitney Museum of American Art​​​

If you are a member of one of the institutions listed above,
you have reciprocal benefits at SAM. Here's what you can expect when visiting:

  • Free admission for cardholders and up to two guests

  • Free admission to special exhibitions 

  • 10% discount at SAM Shop

  • Discounts on program and lecture tickets (discounts for additional events will be given at the museum's discretion and may not apply to all SAM events)


Retail Discounts

SAM membership entitles you to great discounts at the following merchants. Discounts are valid only for the person named on the current membership card and are not transferable. Please present your membership card to the vendor prior to purchase.

Unique and timeless women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, and shoes. 
10% discount
2127 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98127

Arundel Books
New, used, and rare books. Specialties include art, architecture, photography, Northwest titles, and more
10% discount
212 1st Avenue S.

Caffe Ladro
Voted Seattle's top coffeehouse by Seattle Weekly, Zagat Survey, and USA Today. Committed to 100% Fair Trade organic shade-grown coffee. Offering delicious fresh-baked pastries, quiche, pies, and other desserts.
10% off any coffee beverage
108 Union Street
801 Pine Street

Eclectic boutique specializing in handmade jewelry and accessories. Many local young designers represented.
10% discount
1914 Second Avenue

Exclusive fashion accessories for discerning women.
10% discount
86 Pine Street

FriendShop in The Seattle Public Library
The FriendShop is a library gift shop offering literary gifts, used books and greeting cards. All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library.
10% discount
1000 4th Avenue

Homa–Fine Handmade Carpets
Offering a wide variety of beautiful handmade carpets, new and antique, from all the major rug-weaving areas.  
15% off purchases, cleaning and repairs   
1216 First Avenue

Japonessa Sushi Cocina offers a wide variety of specialty sushi, sashimi, and rolls with a Latin twist. Join us for lunch, dinner, or our extensive happy hour.
10% off non-happy hour items
1400 First Avenue

Julia’s of Wallingford and on Broadway
Healthy American with an ethnic twist. For over 30 years, Julia’s chefs have used the freshest local ingredients to prepare all our selections from scratch. In-house bakery, outside patio. Catering available.
$10 off entire bill with total purchase of $30 or more. Valid for breakfast and lunch. Not valid during happy hour or other promotions
4401 Wallingford Avenue N. (Wallingford)

LCC Custom Framing
25% discount
1703 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

McQuesten Framing & Fine Art Services, LLC
Offering fine art services including art installation, custom framing, art consultation and purchasing.
12% off framing and art installation/picture and mirror hanging, art restoration or email for inquiries

Market Optical
Sometimes Imitated, Never Duplicated. Theo, Anne Valentin, Lindberg.
10% discount on complete pair of prescription eyewear
Pike Place Market (Stewart House)

Michael Maslan Vintage Posters and Photographs
Dealer in vintage posters, photographs, postcards, maps, and ephemera—and anything else old and interesting "written, printed or painted" from anywhere in the world.
10% discount
109 University Street

Perennial Tea Room
Artistic and functional teapots. Personally chosen selection of fine teas.
10% discount (excluding tea to go, food items, or already discounted items).
1910 Post Alley

sandylew is an eclectic women's boutique with American and International designers. Embracing the motto, "having fun getting dressed."
10% discount storewide
1408 First Avenue

Located in the Pike Place Market, Seatown Sea Bar offers snacks and chowder to ward off chill in the winter and seafood cocktails to cool off in summer. Don’t miss the oyster bar, great outdoor patio seatings and views of the market!
Free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entrée.
2010 Western Avenue

Sonic Boom Records
Sonic Boom carries a great selection of independent and mainstream music. We stock new and used CDs, vinyl, DVDs, accessories, books, and magazines.
5% off non-sale prices
2209 N.W. Market Street (Ballard)

The Spa at Four Seasons
A unique menu of available spa treatments draws on distinctive Northwest elements, particularly those native to coastal Puget Sound and the evergreen rainforests of Western Washington.
15% off any 50-minute Swedish Massage or 50-minute customized facial
99 Union Street

Trudy’s Flowers
Flower shop and gift gallery with beautiful and affordable art glass. Exquisite floral arrangements for all occasions. Delivery two times daily.
10% discount, except on wire orders to other cities
509 Olive Way Ste 300

Custom framing and do-it-yourself orders. Since 1972.
25% discount
4724 42nd Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116 ​​​​​

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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