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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 for assistance.

In Person: Visit the Membership team on the first floor during the week, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or on the weekend during normal operating hours. A self-service station is provided for weekday transactions after 5:00 p.m.

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
$220 per year
Entitles one cardholder aged 35 or younger all of the full benefits of membership. Underage children aged 9-17 may also be added to a Young Patron Individual Membership.
 
Young Patron Family Membership
$245 per year
Entitles up to two adult cardholders aged 35 or younger and any dependents 22 or younger 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
$315 per year
Entitles one cardholder all of the full benefits of membership. Underage children aged 9-17 may also be added to an Individual Membership.
 
Family Membership
$345 per year
Entitles up to two adult cardholders and any dependents 22 or under living within the same household all of the full benefits of membership.
Additional cards can be issued for any nannies or others who accompany members of the household to the Athenæum.
 
Institutional Membership
$700 per year
Entitles up to three employees or affiliates of a nonprofit or for-profit institution to 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.
 

Friends of the Athenæum

$100
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:
 
  • Advance 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.