Be part of Auckland Museum Institute's special relationship with Auckland Museum as you continue your lifelong learning journey. Find out more about AMI and become a Member here.

 

Auckland Museum Institute (AMI) Member benefits

​For $95 per year (or $85 for students and seniors) or $250 for three-years, you’ll receive all the following core benefits, plus more. You can add up to three Friends & Whānau passes for $25 each, per year.

Unlimited free entry to all paid exhibitions
Exclusive exhibition previews and events
10% discount at the Museum Store and the Museum cafés
Invitations to regular curatorial talks or tours
Option to add Friends and Whānau passes
Monthly email newsletters
In addition, you'll enjoy

In addition, you'll enjoy

  • Invitations to Hochsetter and Lucy Cranwell lectures
  • Invitations to special Institute events including Café Scientifique and Museum Medals Gala Evening
  • Annual Director’s presentation and Museum update
  • Exclusive AMI email newsletter (quarterly)

  • Discounts on films at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

  • Discounted or free parking at selected Membership events

  • Priority booking and/or discounts for selected Museum events

1 Year $95

$85 for students and seniors
Students with a valid Student ID or seniors with a Gold Card or other proof of age are eligible for concession pricing for this Membership type, for our 1 year option. Note - you may be asked to provide ID for proof of eligibility when visiting the Museum.

Buy for yourself
or buy as a gift

 

3 Years $250

Get the best value with a Three-Year Membership
We don't offer concession pricing for our Three-Year Auckland Museum Institute Membership option, given it's already the most cost-effective option for this type of Membership.

Buy for yourself
or buy as a gift

 

If you'd like to purchase ten Memberships or more, please email us at membership@aucklandmuseum.com and our Membership team will be happy to assist you. 

Welcome to the Auckland Museum Institute
ABOUT AMI

Welcome to the Auckland Museum Institute

Established in 1867, the Auckland Museum Institute, an independent voluntary run organisation and the Auckland Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi, is a facilitator of lifelong learning and knowledge sharing, engaging their member audiences through premium lecture programmes and events, in support of Auckland Museum and its endeavours. For more than 150 years, the Auckland Museum Institute (or AMI) has played a unique role in the governance of Auckland Museum by appointing four members to the Museum Trust Board.

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A journey of discovery
ABOUT AMI

A journey of discovery

Your AMI Membership provides you with a chance to experience and understand the Museum’s taonga in a way shared only by a few. For just $95 per year (or $85 for students and seniors) or $250 for three-years, you’ll receive exclusive exhibition previews and invites to after hours events, such as Café Scientifique and Museum Medals. You’ll also have access to the Museum’s curatorial team and Director through annual talks and tours.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
UNLIMITED FREE ENTRY TO PAID EXHIBITIONS

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Witness the world's top nature photographs from the most prestigious photography event of its kind, beautifully illuminated, up close and in person.

Opening in December, this exhibition displays the winning photographs from the 59th year of the most prestigious nature photography competition in the world, organised by London's Natural History Museum.

This is a paid exhibition but is free for Museum Members.

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RELICS: A New World Rises

RELICS: A New World Rises

WED 29 MAY – SUN 13 OCT 2024
UNLIMITED FREE ENTRY FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS

RELICS: A New World Rises is an immersive new exhibition by Australian LEGO® Masters Jackson Harvey and Alex Towler that explores an imagined future where LEGO® minifigure civilisations have evolved, and now thrive, in discarded vintage treasures.

Set in a time long after humanity’s reign, RELICS: A New World Rises tells the story of a world where LEGO® minifigures have risen from the debris of our civilisation to build their own intricate worlds in forgotten artefacts, each one inspired by the object they now call home

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AMI Cafés
CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE

AMI Cafés

On the last Tuesday of every second month we organize a facilitated discussion in the Orientation Space behind Te Ao Mārama at the Museum. After a short presentation by an expert in their field, the floor is open for questions and debate.

Topics range from science, politics, economics, psychology, and sustainability to New Zealand’s space programme, and more.

The format allows for discussion from the audience which only enhances the evening with personal anecdotes which often brings colourful discussion to the topic on the night.

Upcoming Members' Events

If you become a Auckland Museum Institute Member, you will have access to an array of exclusive Members-only events such exhibition previews, events and after hours functions. Auckland Museum Institute Members also receive a 10% discount on all general Auckland Museum events.

AMI MEMBERS' EVENTS

Add up to three Friends & Whānau passes to your Membership

Add up to three Friends & Whānau passes to your Membership

BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO ANY OF OUR EXHIBITIONS, MEMBERS' EVENTS OR PREVIEWS

Add up to three Friends & Whānau passes for $25 each when you sign up online or purchase at the Museum, for our Museum Member or Auckland Museum Institute Membership types. Tautoko Members automatically receive three Friends & Whānau passes included with their Membership. Friends & Whānau passes are valid in conjunction with your annual Membership, and they are loaded onto your Membership card; separate cards are not issued.

PASS BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Free General Admission
  • Unlimited free entry to all exhibitions
  • Exclusive exhibition previews and after hours events
  • Access to regular talks or behind the scenes tours

 

The pass does not provide friends and family with access to discounts and they do not receive Member emails and updates.

Your friends and family must accompany you to be able to share in your privilege.

Your Membership Welcome

Your Membership Welcome

Your new Membership pack will be mailed to you or you can pick it up next time you visit the Museum. Along with your distinctive Membership card, there is a small thank you gift from us inside.

Please contact us with any Membership enquiries. 

If your Membership enquiry needs immediate attention, please contact our Membership team on +64 9 306 7923 during office hours or email institute@aucklandmuseum.com

Make a donation when you become an Auckland Museum Institute Member

Make a donation when you become an Auckland Museum Institute Member

The Auckland Museum Institute is the Auckland Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi and has a long history of partnership with the Museum.

As a registered charity, the Institute accepts donations and bequests from Members, using the funds to support both the Institute’s own events and also Museum initiatives. Your generous support will assist us in our Mission to support the Museum, promote knowledge-sharing and celebrate creativity.

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Visit our Membership FAQs page, for all the answers to your questions.

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