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Join the Auckland Museum Institute

Join the Auckland Museum Institute and enjoy an outstanding programme of events that will inspire a love of science, history and the arts. Connect with like-minded people to share knowledge, relevant to today and beyond.

The Institute has been the Auckland Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand since 1868. a partnership which provide rich opportunities to participate in Museum life, and to hear from excellent local and international speakers on a broad range of topics.

Membership benefits

  • Exclusive Members behind-the-scenes experiences
  • Use of the exclusive Members' Lounge when you visit the Museum
  • One free guided highlights tour of the Museum for up to two people
  • Access to our stimulating annual lecture series which includes renowned speakers from New Zealand and around the world
  • Seasonal What's On guide posted to you quarterly, with regular eNewsletter updates throughout the year
  • Link to the Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Special Member pricing for selected Museum events, including LATE and Fazioli seasons
  • 10% discount on all purchases from the Museum Store

Membership pricing

  One year Two years
Individual $50 $90
Two people living at the same address
Two adults and up to 4 children at the same address
$120 $180

Join now

Once your application has been processed your start-up pack will be sent to you. This contains the latest seasonal guide, your membership card and a Members' Lounge access card for adult members.

Please contact us if you need help with selecting the membership category that suits you best, to renew your membership, or any other membership enquiries.