AIHA Membership

Our distinguished exhibitions, educational programs, and wide variety of membership benefits captivate history and art lovers of all ages.

Purchasing a membership is the best, most economical way to enjoy all that the Albany Institute of History & Art has to offer. In addition to free general admission all year, your membership includes discounts on programming, invitations to special members-only events (including exhibition previews, lectures, education programs, and shop sales), reciprocal benefits at other New York state museums, and more!

Our members play a vital role in bringing critical education programs to regional schools, provide outstanding exhibits and programming for the Capital Region, and help to sustain the museum’s vital mission. Explore our Membership Levels  and join our membership family today.

To join as a member, click here.

To purchase a gift membership, click here.

The Albany Institute of History & Art also has a Library Pass program, partnering with local libraries to provide membership passes for Library patrons to check out. Please note that Library Passes do not include reciprocity in the Empire State or North American Reciprocal Museums programs. Check with your local library for more information! If you are a library looking to participate in the Library Pass program, please contact Ellie Burhans, Development Manager, at