Gift Memberships

Treat your friends and family to a year of museum visits, exhibitions, special events, discounts, and much more!

All memberships include free parking in the museum garage, free exhibition tickets–plus discounts on shopping, dining, movies, and mini golf at the Nelson-Atkins.

All memberships last a full twelve months and benefits are activated at the date of purchase. Some benefits, such as the number of allotted tickets and cardholders vary by level.

Memberships are processed and delivered in about three weeks.

If you add your recipient’s email, they will be notified by 9 a.m. CT the day after purchase. To keep the present a surprise and ensure your recipient enjoys all their membership has to offer, remind them to connect an email address to their membership. Emails for can be added at any time during the membership year by contacting the museum 816.751.1278 or emailing

Concerned about the snail-mail over the holidays?
Visit the museum in person to purchase a gift of membership during museum hours in Bloch Lobby and pick up a personalized package for your recipient.

Questions? We’re here to help! Email the Nelson-Atkins Membership Team or call a Museum Representative at 816.751.1278.

To buy a membership for yourself or for someone with whom you will share benefits, please visit our membership page.

Young Friends of Art (Ages 21-35) $70-$160
    Friends of Art $70-$500
      Society of Fellows $1,250+