- 24-hour advance reservations are available. Visitors without pre-booked tickets will be admitted as capacity allows. Masks and physical distancing are required of everyone onsite regardless of vaccination status.
Because of our Members...
It’s the dedicated support of people like you that helps the Florence Griswold Museum continue its tradition of public service to a broad and diverse community, inspiring thousands of children and adults each year.
And for that, we are sincerely grateful.Become a Member
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Membership Valid Through December 31, 2021
Great things are happening at the Florence Griswold Museum – and you won’t want to miss a moment!Renew/Join now
Interested in visiting the Museum for free? Want to save on programs and Museum Shop purchases? Like to be invited to special events?
Free general admission
10% discount off Museum Shop and Cafe Flo purchases
Discounts on programs, classes, events, and travel
Festive members-only exhibition previews
Subscription to member newsletter
Monthly e-newsletter with advance notice of events
Welcome reception for new members
Voting privileges at Annual Meeting
Guest passes for Sustaining and higher categories
Invitation to a Major Donor reception for Patron and higher categories
And much more!
Please note as of October 1, 2017, we have added to the benefits for higher-level memberships, Supporting ($125) and higher:
Free admission for any two adults and their children PLUS a guest – every visit!
Free unlimited admission to Wee Faerie Village for up to 3 adults — come as many times as you want with NO additional surcharge!
Guided tour for up to 6 guests – Patron level and higher
All of the above benefits for two adults plus one guest, with free admission during special events.Sign Up Now
All of the above benefits, plus six guest passes and an invitation to the Major Donor reception, and one private guided tour for up to six people (must be scheduled in advance)Sign Up Now
$2,500 - $5,000
Director's Circle & President's Circle
Donations at these levels will support the Museum’s Annual Fund and also include personal handling of special requests, opportunities to reserve free guest passes, and private tours for friends and family.Sign Up Now
How to Become a Library Partner
Open the Museum’s doors to your community by joining the Library Partners Program. Libraries that participate in this program provide their patrons free admission, while supporting the high quality exhibitions, educational programs, and activities that we have to offer – what an amazing partnership it is!
For the yearly fee of $150, Library Partners receive one pass that admits 2 adults and 2 children. This pass offers full access to the entire campus – the restored boardinghouse, exceptional exhibitions in our riverfront gallery, the historic gardens, and landscape center. $50 replacement fee for lost pass.
When should I expect to receive my membership card?
Your membership card will arrive approximately one week from the day your membership is processed. If you would like to visit the Museum, but have not received your card yet, simply present your photo ID at the front desk and let them know that you recently became a member.
Do members need tickets for exhibitions?
Your membership entitles you to free admission, however you are required to reserve advance tickets online within 24 hours of your visit.
Do members receive guest passes and if so what can they be used for?
Sustaining and higher level memberships do receive guest passes and can be shared with friends and family for a one time use to gain free admission to the Museum.
Do members receive discounts on events?
Yes, members do receive a discount on programs, special events and trips here at the Museum. When making the reservation please inform staff that you are a member.
What portion of my membership is tax deductible?
2020 Tax Deductible Amounts:
Individual: $60 • Household: $90 • Supporting: $125 • Sustaining: $210 • Patron: $440 • Artists’ Circle: $810
Basic Business: $85 – Business Associate: $150 – Business Supporter: $350 – Business Patron: $800
*For levels Sustaining and higher, guest passes are excluded from the tax-deductible amount at $10 each
*For Artists’ Circle level, guest passes are excluded from the tax-deductible amount at $10 each, as well as the cost of two invitations to the Major Donor Reception
Lost Card? Change of Address? Concerns?
Please feel free to contact the Membership Department regarding your membership status, replacement of a membership card, change of address or any other concerns.
Contact Nathaniel Greene, Manager of Membership & Individual Giving at (860) 434-5542 ext. 112 (available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)Email Nathaniel Greene
Gift-Giving Made Easy
Show friends and family your appreciation with a unique gift that can be enjoyed year round. A gift membership is perfect for someone who is an art, history, or nature enthusiast. Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other special occasions present the unique opportunity to share the Museum with someone special.Give the Gift of Membership