Renewing your membership
How do I apply a promo code to my membership renewal?
If you receive an offer for a discount on your membership renewal, please log into your account before starting the renewal process in order to apply the promo code successfully. Visit membership.moma.org and click “Log in to your membership” in the top right-hand corner. If you have already created a login with us, please use it here. Otherwise, select “Create your new account login” and enter your last name and member number when prompted. Once you have created a password associated with the email on your membership, you will be logged in.
Select “Renew” and confirm all information connected to your membership. On the right-hand side, you will see a space labeled “Promo code.” Enter the provided promo code into that space and click on “Apply code+” to apply the discount. Please ensure the total is updated to the correct amount before submitting payment.
If you continue to have issues applying a promo code to your membership renewal, contact us and we would be happy to assist you.
How can I upgrade my membership?
There are two ways to upgrade your membership:
Log in through the “Log in to your membership” portal on membership.moma.org, select your desired membership category, and complete the purchase. Your membership will be renewed for an additional year at the rate of the category you selected.
If you do not want to renew for an additional year, you can call us directly at 888-999-8861 and upgrade for the remainder of your current membership by paying the difference between the two membership rates. Please note that this is only possible if there are more than six months remaining before your membership expires.
I want to renew by mailing a check. Where should I send it?
All renewal checks can be sent to the following address:
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Please include in the memo ‘Renewal’ and your member number for personal record keeping.
How long does it take for my renewal check to process?
Once you’ve mailed your check, it can take 3-4 weeks for us to receive and process your renewal. If you are subscribed to our emails, you will receive a confirmation email once your membership is renewed.
My membership is enrolled in automatic renewal. How can I update this information?
If you would like to update your membership’s automatic renewal status, please contact us.
Please note that we do not keep any credit card information on file unless you have opted into our auto-renew program. If you would like to update this information, please call us at 888-999-8861.
Can I renew my membership via an IRA or Donor-Advised Fund?
We are unable to process an IRA or Donor-Advised Fund gift toward any membership at the Access category ($110) and above. Accepting these checks requires us to certify legally that the gift is tax-deductible, which is not the case for most memberships, as benefits, goods, and services are rendered. We also cannot accept bifurcated payments where one pays separately for the goods and services with a personal account. This is strictly outlined in the Gift Acceptance Policy created by our legal counsel and administration to conform to IRS regulations.
Because our Annual Pass ($65) membership is 100% tax-deductible, you are eligible to renew at this category using an IRA or Donor-Advised Fund.
Logging in to your membership
Where does my MoMA login work?
You’ll be able to use your login for your MoMA membership, MoMA Design Store, and more!
Can I continue to log in with my last name and member number?
No. In order to access your membership details, benefits, and exclusive content, we ask that you create a login using the email address connected to your membership. This update to our process will help keep your information more secure.
I received a message saying I already have an account with you, but I don’t know my password.
Please select “Forgot your password?” on the main log-in page to reset your password.
I created a login, but it’s not connected to my membership.
In order to connect your membership to your login, you must use the same email address that is associated with your membership. If you do not know what email address is on record for your membership, please contact us.
Why is my password not accepted when I try to create a login?
Please take note of the password requirements when creating your login. Passwords must contain a minimum of eight characters, including one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number.
Why is my password auto-filled on your website?
MoMA does not store your password on our website. This is likely a feature enabled on your Internet browser.
I am trying to log in with my Apple ID, and it’s not connecting to my membership.
When logging in with your Apple ID, please do not select “anonymize email” if prompted. Doing so will randomly generate a new email address for you. In order to connect your login to your membership, you must use the same email address that is associated with your membership.
I previously logged in using Google or Apple, but when I try to log in again, my email and password aren’t recognized.
When you opt to log in with Google or Apple, this is how you will continue to log in to your account again when prompted. You will be directed to that channel’s log-in process, rather than entering an email and password directly on MoMA’s website.
I previously logged in using Google or Apple, but I want to have a login specific to MoMA.
If you previously logged in with Google or Apple, our system will prevent you from creating a new MoMA login via the “Create your new account login” prompt. We recommend continuing to log in via the method you initially selected, but if you need your login reset, please contact us.
Managing your membership
What is my member number?
Your member number is located under your name and next to the expiration date on your physical membership card. On a digital membership card, your member number is located in the center of the screen, between your name and expiration date. You can also find your member number in the footer of most emails from MoMA Membership.
When does my membership expire?
To find your expiration date, visit membership.moma.org and click “Log in to your membership” in the top right-hand corner. If you have already created a login with us, please use it here. Otherwise, select “Create your new account login” and enter your last name and member number when prompted. Once you have created a password associated with the email on your membership, you will be logged in and be able to see your expiration. Your expiration date can also be found on your membership card. All memberships are active through the last day of the month indicated on your membership card. Keep in mind that if any extensions have been applied to your membership, the expiration date on your physical membership card may not be accurate.
How can I get a new hard copy of my membership card?
Please contact us to request a replacement card. Cards may take up to two weeks to arrive. You’re also welcome to pick up a new copy of your membership at the Member Desk in the lobby during your next visit.
How do I change my contact information on file?
Please log in to your account on membership.moma.org, and select “My information” on the left-hand side. You will see options to change your name, phone number, and mailing address. Select “Edit,” make your changes, and then select “Confirm changes.”
To change your email address, please contact us.
Why don’t I receive emails about my membership?
We regularly send emails to all active members. If you are not receiving emails, you may have unsubscribed. To make sure you are subscribed to our emails, log in to your account on membership.moma.org, and select “Newsletters” on the left-hand side. Select “Membership communications” and then “Submit.”
If the problem persists, please contact us.
Why don’t I receive a list of upcoming events and films in the mail?
As part of the Museum’s broader commitment to sustainability, we have reduced our production of printed materials. We no longer send calendars of upcoming events and films in the mail. Upcoming member events are announced at the start of each month in our “Happenings” e-newsletter, and the film schedule can be found online.
How can I get a receipt for my tax-deductible membership gift?
Tax receipts are included in the confirmation email you receive immediately after your payment is processed. If your membership includes a physical membership card, a copy of your tax receipt will be mailed to you in your fulfillment package. If you need a copy of your MoMA membership’s tax receipt for your personal records, please contact us.
If you have paid for a 100% tax deductible membership via an IRA, donor-advised fund, or similar fund, we cannot issue you a tax receipt.
I just renewed my membership; will you send me a hard copy of my membership card?
Members at the Access category and above will automatically receive a membership card in the mail. Please allow up to three weeks for it to arrive. If you have not received your card after three weeks, contact us.
Some membership categories, including Annual Pass, are digital-only. Physical membership cards are not issued to members in these categories. If your category is digital-only and you require a hard copy of your card, stop by the Member Desk during your next visit to the Museum to request one.
I lost my membership card; how can I get a new hard copy?
Contact us to request a replacement card. Cards may take up to two weeks to arrive. You’re also welcome to pick up a new copy of your membership at the Member Desk in the lobby during your next visit.
How can I download my digital membership card to my smartphone?
On your smartphone’s web browser, visit membership.moma.org and click “Log in to your membership” in the top right-hand corner. If you have already created a login with us, please use it here. Otherwise, select “Create your new account login” and enter your last name and member number when prompted. Once you have created a password associated with the email on your membership, you will see your current membership information, including a QR code, under which is a link reading “Download your digital member card.” Select this link, then select “Save to phone” and then “Add” to save to your phone’s wallet free of charge. If you are using an Apple device, we recommend using the Safari web browser.
If you have more than one cardholder on your account, both digital membership cards will be available to download from the “Manage your membership” page. Please be sure to delete any outdated membership cards from your phone’s wallet before adding the updated version.
Can I print out the barcode of my digital membership card and use it for admission?
No—the barcode you see on your digital card is not formatted to be printed. Our digital cards are only formatted for Apple’s Wallet app and the Google Pay app. If you’re a Samsung Pay user, please manually add your card to Samsung Pay by following the instructions on the app.
Discounts and other categories
How can I sign up for a membership with my IDNYC?
We offer a free one-year membership when you join using your IDNYC. The MoMA NYC membership includes benefits like $5 guest passes with every visit, exclusive viewing opportunities, access to digital content for members, and discounts at the MoMA Design Store. If you would like to apply for a MoMA NYC membership with your IDNYC, you must do so in person at the Member Desk in the Museum lobby. We’re open seven days a week, 10:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m., and Saturdays until 7:00 p.m.
After you have redeemed your free one-year membership, you will be eligible to renew at the Access or Explore categories at a discounted rate for your second year.
If you redeemed a MoMA NYC membership or paid for a membership less than five years ago (after 2017), you will not be eligible for a free membership with an IDNYC card.
Do you offer discounts to artists?
Yes! If you’re a practicing artist, you’re eligible for a discounted membership at the Access (artist rate of $35) or Explore (artist rate of $100) category. In order to redeem the discount, you must show proof of your active, professional art practice in person at the Member Desk in the Museum lobby. We’re open seven days a week, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., and Saturdays until 7:00 p.m. Proof that you are a practicing artist may include a website, CV, a catalog of your recent exhibitions, or published articles about your artwork.
If you have previously provided proof of your practice and wish to renew at the artist rate, you may do so online. Visit moma.org/renew and click “Log in to your membership” in the top right-hand corner. If you have already created a login with us, please use it here. Otherwise, select “Create your new account login” and enter your last name and member number when prompted. Once you have created a password associated with the email on your membership, you will be logged in and see a prompt to renew as an “Access - Artist” member or an “Explore - Artist” member.
Do you offer discounts to students?
Yes! If you’re a full-time student, you’re eligible for a discounted membership at the Access (Student rate of $50) or Explore (Student rate of $100) category. In order to redeem the discount, you must show a valid student I.D. in person at the Member Desk in the Museum lobby. We’re open seven days a week, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Even if you have previously provided proof of your student status, you must do so again (i.e. show a valid student I.D. in person at the Member Desk) each time you wish to renew at the student rate.
Do you offer discounts to seniors?
At this time, we do not offer discounted membership rates to seniors.
Do you offer discounts to members who live outside of New York?
We do not offer a membership category specifically designed for those living outside of New York. Out of the available membership categories, we recommend the Access membership, which offers digital benefits—including access to digital content for members, events, and discounts at MoMA Design Store—that allow you to stay connected with MoMA, even if you do not live nearby.
What is the best membership category for families?
The best membership category for families is Explore, which offers benefits for two cardholders. Each card admits two people (the holder plus a guest); children ages 16 and under are always able to visit the Museum for free. Explore membership also includes access to in-person and digital family programming.
Member home and other benefits
What is member home?
We’ve created a new digital home for members, where you can explore upcoming exhibitions, engage with the MoMA community at monthly events, and discover personalized picks!
How do I access my member home?
You can access your member home by logging in here.
You can also log in on moma.org by clicking “Membership” in the top right-hand corner. Select “Log in” and enter your email and password when prompted. When you return to the moma.org home page, you can select “My membership” in the top right-hand corner now, and choose “Member home” from the drop-down.
How can I find out about upcoming member events?
Upcoming member events are announced at the start of each month in our “Happenings” e-newsletter. They can also be found here.
Can my guests accompany me to Member Previews and Last Looks?
Yes! A staff member will check their guest ticket, along with your membership card, at the entrance to the gallery.
Does my membership include reciprocal entry to other museums?
MoMA members have reciprocal entry to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. MoMA membership currently does not include reciprocity with any other museums or cultural institutions.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York is not affiliated with SFMOMA in San Francisco. We are two independent institutions, and membership benefits are not reciprocated between the two museums.
How do I apply my membership discount online at the MoMA Design Store?
Please provide your member number when prompted during the checkout process. For more information, visit the Design Store’s Help Center for troubleshooting tips.
How can I get an update on my Design Store order?
Please contact the Design Store’s customer service team for updates on your order.
Why didn’t I receive my discount, free shipping, or gift wrap with my Design Store order?
Members at the Access category and above receive a discount, as well as free standard shipping in the contiguous 48 states on orders over $35. If you did not receive these benefits on an eligible order, please visit the Design Store’s Help Center for more information.
My membership is currently active, but my account at MoMA Design Store says that it is expired/not recognized. How can I fix this?
Please contact us to confirm your active membership and correct this issue.
How do I access Virtual Cinema?
To stream films on Virtual Cinema, please follow these steps:
Visit the MoMA Film Calendar and select the film you’d like to watch. Films that are currently available to stream are denoted with a “Now streaming” tag.
Select that film’s corresponding event page. Click the button that says “Log in to watch,” and follow the prompt to enter your last name and member number. Use your most recent membership information. Please note that the “Log in to watch” button will only be visible during the dates the film is available to stream.
Follow the prompts to continue, then click the button below the film that says “Watch now” to begin streaming.
Before playback begins, a message will indicate how long you have to stream the film. Most films will be available to stream for 24 hours after you begin playback. We recommend watching the film immediately, but you are welcome to come back anytime within that window.
You can also refer to our Virtual Cinema FAQ for more information and troubleshooting assistance.
Do I need to make an advanced ticket reservation as a member?
No. Members are welcome to visit without making an advance reservation. If you need assistance with admission, please stop by the Member Desk in the lobby when you arrive.
Can I change the date of the reservation I made?
Please email [email protected].
Can I change the time of my reservation / what if I am late?
We will be happy to honor your tickets at another time on the date of your reservation. Changing your reservation is not necessary.
Why did I get an error message when I tried to reserve two member tickets?
Our ticketing system can only accommodate one member ticket per transaction. If you are trying to reserve tickets for multiple members at a time—even if they share an account—you will receive an error message. If both members on a single account are planning to visit the Museum together, tickets can be reserved via two separate transactions.
Do I need a ticket for my child (16 and under)?
No—all children ages 16 and under are able to visit the Museum for free, without reserving tickets in advance.
My membership category permits me to bring a guest—how do I reserve a ticket for them?
You are not required to reserve a ticket for your complimentary guest. They may join you on your reservation without a separate ticket for themselves.
How many guest tickets can I reserve as an Access member?
Access members are welcome to reserve up to five guest tickets per visit for $5 each. These can be reserved online at moma.org/tickets or in person at the Member Desk. Please note that guests must be accompanied by the member when visiting the Museum.
I’m a member, but I’m not able to accompany my guest on their visit to the Museum—can they visit without me?
No. Memberships are nontransferable, so guests entering with a $5 ticket must be accompanied by the member. Single-use guest passes, which a guest can use for one visit without the accompaniment of the member, are a benefit of the Supporting category and above.
I did not receive the email confirmation for my reservation. Can I have it resent to my email address?
Please email [email protected] to have your confirmation email resent.
How can I reserve tickets if I have a membership through my company or am an AAM or ICOM member?
Tickets for affiliate members can be reserved online at moma.org/tickets. Please select “Reserve affiliate tickets” to complete your reservation.
Giving a gift membership
How/where can I give a gift membership?
Gift memberships can be purchased online at membership.moma.org. Select the membership category you would like to give and click on “Give a gift membership.” You will be prompted to enter the gift recipient’s contact information. You can then select “Continue to payment” to enter your own contact and payment information to complete your purchase.
Can I include a personalized note with the gift membership?
Yes! After entering the recipient information for your gift, you will be prompted to add an optional gift note. This note will be included in the email notification sent to the gift recipient.
How is the gift recipient notified of their membership?
We will notify the recipient of your gift via email within 24 hours of your purchase. If you would like for them to be notified at a later date, you may schedule gift delivery when prompted during checkout. You can schedule a gift up to one month in advance.
I want to give the gift recipient their membership card. Can you send the physical member card to me directly?
We are not able to send membership cards directly to the gift giver. They will be sent to the gift recipient within 2-3 weeks of the initial email notification.
What if I do not know the recipient’s email address or mailing address?
The recipient’s email and mailing address are needed to complete a gift membership purchase, to ensure that we can deliver their gift.
Can the recipient of my gift choose when their membership starts?
We do not offer gift memberships that can be activated at an unspecified later date. All gift memberships must have a specified start date at the time of purchase.
I want to give someone a gift. How can I be sure they aren’t already a MoMA member?
Contact us to check if your prospective gift recipient is already a member. If they are, we can assist you with renewing their membership as a gift.
Membership referral program
How does the membership referral program work?
Our membership referral program allows you to share $20 off with friends and family for their first year of Access membership or above. Share your special link, and when they make a purchase you’ll receive an email with your reward, a $20 MoMA Design Store gift card. This referral program is only available online and a full set of Referral Terms and Conditions apply.
Where can I access the referral program?
Refer your friends and family online at membership.moma.org. Log into your membership account and select “refer a friend” on the left-hand side. Once your friend completes their membership purchase using your special link, you’ll receive your referral reward via email.
As a member, what conditions must be met for me to earn a reward?
Your friend must be a first-time MoMA member or someone who has not been a member in the past 5 years, and they must purchase a membership at the Access level or above. This promotion cannot be combined with other offers and does not apply to Annual Pass or discounted memberships. Other exclusions apply, for full Referral Terms and Conditions and eligibility requirements, click here.
Is there a limit to how many friends I can refer, or how many rewards I can earn?
No. You can send your special link to as many friends as you’d like. However, we will not allow self-referrals. Each successful referral will prompt a new gift card.
How do I know when I’ve successfully referred a friend?
Once your friend has completed their membership purchase using your special link, you’ll immediately receive your $20 MoMA Design Store gift card via email.
Do the Design Store gift cards expire? Is there a minimum purchase? Can multiple gift cards be combined?
Design Store gift cards do not expire, there is no minimum purchase, and they can be combined for purchases. They are redeemable on orders placed online, by phone, and in our US store locations. For more information, visit the Design Store help center.
I referred a friend to membership—why didn’t I receive an email with a Design Store gift card?
If your friend purchased a membership and you haven’t received your reward, please contact us.