National Railroad Museum Membership

All National Railroad Museum Members enjoy the following exclusive benefits:

  • FREE train rides along the Fox River (May-September daily and weekends in October)
  • Signed/numbered annual art print
  • Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program – free or discounted admission at over 300 select museums in the U.S. and around the world (visit www.astc.org/passport/ for more information and local restrictions and exclusions).
  • FREE Admission to Railroad Story Time (fall and winter)
  • 2 tickets to PRIVATE exhibit opening receptions AND member event
  • Membership recognition in and subscription to Rail Lines newsletter
  • Email updates and subscription to All Aboard! e-newsletter
  • Special events discounts*
  • Birthday party discount
  • Summer Railroad Camp discount

Each subsequent level enjoys these additional benefits:

Individual Membership
  • Includes member and 1 FREE guest per visit on regular days**
  • 10% Museum Store discount
Family Membership
  • Includes 2 named adults and children or grandchildren 18 and under in the household per visit on regular days**
  • 10% Museum Store discount
  • 10% Facility Rental discount***
Conductor Membership
  • Includes 3 FREE guests per visit with member present on regular days**
  • 10% Museum Store discount
  • 10% Facility Rental discount***
  • 2 FREE one-time use guest passes for use on regular days**
  • One-time engraved brick in depot platform
Engineer Membership
  • Includes 5 FREE guests per visit with member present on regular days
  • 15% Museum Store discount
  • 15% Facility Rental discount***
  • 4 FREE one-time use guest passes for use on regular days**
  • One-time engraved brick in depot platform
  • Recognition on a plaque on display in the museum
Station Master Membership
  • Includes 7 FREE guests per visit with member present on regular days
  • 15% Museum Store discount
  • 15% Facility Rental discount***
  • 6 FREE one-time use guest passes for use on regular days**
  • One-time engraved brick in Depot platform
  • Recognition on a plaque on display in the museum
  • 4 FREE tickets to The Great Bunny Train and The Great Pumpkin Train
Lifetime Membership
  • Includes 9 FREE guests per visit with member present on regular days**
  • 20% Museum Store discount
  • 20% Facility Rental discount***
  • 8 FREE one-time use guest passes for use on regular days**
  • One-time engraved brick in Depot platform
  • Recognition on a plaque on display in the museum
  • 4 FREE tickets to The Great Bunny Train and The Great Pumpkin Train
  • Quarterly private tours and programming

*Present membership card at museum store or enter member discount code (printed in Rail Lines newsletter) online for advance ticket sales.

**Does not include days when there is a ticketed special event. View our Events page for information on special event dates. Any member discount for museum educational programs will be noted at the time of registration.

*** One-time annual use, subject to availability and not valid with other discounts. Must be a member on the event date.