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For Members

Our members are our community, our biggest fans, and our greatest advocates. We couldn’t exist without you! As a member, not only are you supporting our vital mission of connecting art to life, but you can also visit all SAM locations for free as often as you like, attend exclusive member-only events and exhibition opening receptions, bring friends for free, and more.

Log in to your account

Need to update your contact information, change your password, or reserve free member tickets? Log in to your account to take advantage of your member benefits.

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Renew your membership

Time to renew? Choose your membership level and remember, when you make an additional donation to the SAM Fund above and beyond your membership support, you are helping to ensure SAM can continue to bring global art to our community now and in years to come.

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Upcoming events

SAM Shop & MARKET discounts

Earn valuable savings at​​ SAM Shop and MARKET Seattle by showing your membership card at the time of purchase. 

Digital membership cards

SAM issues digital membership cards. If you require a plastic card in addition, please request one when you join or renew. Need us to resend your digital card email?

Matching gifts

Buying a membership is considered a tax-deductible donation and qualifies to be matched by your employer! See if your employer matches gifts!


SAM strives to provide an enriching experience for all visitors at all of our locations. We may require advance notice to provide certain accommodations for you and your guests. We encourage you to contact us for specific questions or needs.

Member FAQ

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Please read through our frequently asked questions regarding membership before reaching out directly.

All visitors need a ticket to visit SAM. Secure your complimentary member tickets and purchase tickets for your guests online or onsite.

Online: Tickets are available here. Print your tickets at home, show your tickets on your phone, or pick up your tickets at Will Call before entering the galleries.

Onsite: Go to the Ticketing Desk and show your membership card or photo ID. Guest passes and the 40% discount for guests can only be used onsite. Please note, guest passes and the 40% discount on your guests can only be used onsite.

No! Your free member admission includes admission to special exhibitions.

If you purchased a membership online, you have a SAM account. On the log in page, click on "Forgot Password" to recover your password. Use the email used to purchase your membership to log into your account. If you purchased your membership onsite or by mail, please allow up to a week for your membership to be reflected on your online account.

Please contact the SAM Customer Service Center using the online form, by calling us at 206.654.3210, or emailing if you:

  • Purchased your membership over a week ago and don’t see your membership reflected on your online account.
  • Would like to create a second login to access your joint membership account.
  • Don’t remember what email is attached to your account.
  • General online account issues.

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