Membership FAQs

Get a quick overview of everything you need to know about becoming a member.

How can I purchase a new membership or renew my current membership with the National Constitution Center?

There are three easy ways to join or renew:

  1. Online
  2. By phone at 215.409.6767
  3. At the membership desk or box office at the Center

Do I need to bring my membership card with me when I visit?

It is recommended that you bring your membership card when visiting the Center so you can easily enjoy your onsite benefits. However, if you have misplaced your card or do not have your card with you during your visit, you can check in at the membership desk or box office with a valid photo ID.

Do members receive free admission to feature exhibitions?

Members and their guests enjoy free admission to both the main exhibition and all feature exhibitions.

Can I use my membership for free admission and/or discounts at other museums?

Members at the Constitution Framer level and above enjoy reciprocal benefits at participating museums throughout the country through the North American Reciprocal Museums Program.

How long is my membership valid?

Your membership is valid for one year from the time that you join.

What happens if I lose my membership card?

A valid photo ID is sufficient to check in as a member at the Center, however, if you would like a replacement card you can call Membership at 215.409.6767 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and request a new card.

When will I receive my membership card?

New and renewing members generally receive their membership cards within two weeks.

I just renewed my membership. Why did I receive another notice in the mail?

It takes up to two weeks to receive and process a renewal payment. If you recently renewed, please disregard any additional notices.

When do my benefits begin?

Your member benefits begin the day you join. If you join online or through the mail and would like to visit the Center before you have received your membership card, please visit the membership desk of box office to receive your membership admission benefits.

Can memberships be shared?

Memberships are non-transferable and cannot be shared. Memberships are valid only for the person (or persons) whose name appears on the card.

Can I get two membership cards for my family?

In an effort to keep costs down and save resources, it is our policy to issue one card per member household. A valid photo ID is sufficient to check in as a member of the Center.

Can I give a membership to the National Constitution Center as a gift?

Yes-a National Constitution Center membership makes a great gift. You can select from any membership level to give.

Is my membership tax-deductible?

Your membership contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please see your acknowledgment letter to determine the total deductible amount of your contribution.

How do I notify the Center of my change of email or mailing address?

Please call Membership at 215.409.6767 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Why does the Center request my email address?

Communicating with our members via our monthly e-newsletter and periodic emails saves the Center printing, mailing, and postage costs, as well as a tree or two! Also, members on our email list are the first to find out about special programs and events, news, and email-only offers.

If I provide my email address, how often will I hear from the Center?

In addition to the monthly e-newsletter, you will receive several emails about upcoming programs, events, or special offers each month. If your membership is up for renewal, you will also receive an email inviting you to renew your membership online.

Does the Center share my information with anyone else?

We use email for communication purposes only and will never sell or share your email address. From time to time, the Center does exchange our members' mailing addresses with other nonprofit cultural organizations. If you prefer this information not be shared with other nonprofits, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).