BECOME A MEMBER OF BCRI

Join today or share your love of BCRI by giving a gift membership

As a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization,  BCRI relies on proceeds from admissions and gift store sales as well as support from the community and sponsors to fund its general operations. Members are the foundation of BCRI’s  community of support. Thanks to the generosity of members, BCRI can continue to produce exciting new exhibitions and exceptional programming and meet its mission for preservation, inspiration and education.

BCRI offers a variety of membership options. Please click on the tabs below to learn more about each of the following. During checkout, consider adding Smithsonian Affiliation, Caregiver provider access, and Young Professional to your membership. Each add-on option is described below.

Juneteenth Membership

Celebrate Juneteenth by purchasing this exclusive membership which include free admission for a year for you and a guest, gift store discounts, our very exclusive “Silence is Not an Option” Mask, and so much more!

  • Free Admission for one adult
  • 15% Gift Store Discount
  • Complimentary Guest Pass
  • “Silence is Not an Option” Mask
  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Invitations to Member Events
  • Member Priority Entry

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Contributor Membership

If you’re looking for a way to give back and to invest in the work that we are doing, a general membership is a great way for you to stay up to date on all of our current news and gain access to our exclusive member events. Free Admission for one adult.

  • Free Admission
  • 10% Gift Store Discount
  • Personalized Membership Card

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Supporter Membership/year

A great way to support the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Various membership levels, including Individual, Family, and Partner.

  • Free Admission
  • 15% Gift Store Discount
  • Complimentary Guest Pass
  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Invitations to Member Events
  • Member Priority Entry

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Legacy Membership

Our Legacy Members will get to experience all of the benefits of our supporter memberships, plus free admission, the North American Reciprocal add on and more!

  • Free Admission
  • 15% Gift Store Discount
  • Complimentary Guest Pass
  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Invitations to Member Events
  • Member Priority Entry
  • North American Reciprocal add-on

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Sustaining Membership

Our Sustainers are our Generous Upper Level and Corporate members. Members in this category get to experience all benefits plus recognition at BCRI Events, Private Tours upon request, and discounts on facility rentals.

  • Free Admission
  • 15% Gift Store Discount
  • Complimentary Guest Pass
  • BCRI E-Newsletter
  • Personalized Membership Card
  • Invitations to Member Events
  • Member Priority Entry
  • Advance Purchase for Special Events

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Add a Smithsonian membership to any BCRI level for $20 and enjoy these benefits:

  • Smithsonian Magazine—11 terrific issues a year delivered to your home and free access to the magazine’s iPad® edition.
  • Discounts—10% discounts at Smithsonian Museum Stores and selected dining facilities when you visit the Smithsonian.
  • Personalized membership card identifying you as a proud member of this unique cultural institution.
  • Support the Smithsonian’s world-class exhibitions, ground-breaking research, and renowned public outreach programs.

Add Caregiver to any BCRI level for $10 and enjoy these benefits:

  • Designate an individual to accompany your dependents to the museum.
  • Special events for caregivers and parents.

Add Young Professional to any BCRI level for $10 and enjoy these benefits:

  • Invitations to programs geared to emerging professionals and young community leaders.
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