Member Benefits

General Benefits All members enjoy:

  • Free parking and exhibition tickets every time you visit!
  • Invitations to members-only events and behind-the-scenes programs.
  • Discounts on events, classes, dining and shopping
  • Discounts at hotels, entertainment venues and more throughout Kansas City

Additional Discounts Kansas City Experience

Your member benefits now extend throughout Kansas City. Enjoy discounts on attractions, hotels and publications through the Kansas City Experience.

Some of the places you can enjoy discounts include: Lego Land, The Raphael Hotel, the World War I Museum, Kansas City Business Journal, The Independent and many more.

Member Travel

The Nelson-Atkins is a founding partner of the Museum Travel Alliance—a consortium of museums that collaborate to offer trips throughout the world to their patrons. 

This benefit for Society of Fellow and Business Council members allows exclusive access to curated trips where participants can experience world-class art institutions while enjoying behind-the-scenes access to prestigious collections.

For questions about the trips or the travel program in general, please contact Museum Travel Alliance at 866.533.0033 or

Find out what upcoming trips are available through the Museum Travel Alliance.

Museum Rental An inspirational backdrop for your event

Society of Fellows and Business Council members receive discounts on museum rentals for private and corporate events.

Learn more about event planning.

For corporate events,contact Erica Terry at for more information.


Reciprocal Memberships Explore other museums

The Nelson-Atkins offers reciprocal membership programs for Friends of Art at the Art Explorer and the Art Lover levels. Society of Fellow members enjoy benefits at over 350 museums in the US and Canada.

  • Free admission to the permanent collection at all times during museum hours.
  • Free admission to special exhibitions when a ticket is not required.
  • Discounts on purchases made onsite at gift stores and bookshops at participating museums.