Membership funds support the Museum’s mission and operations.

In return, members receive the following benefits:

  • Free admission

  • Passes to give out to friends and family

  • Subscription to the Museum’s e-newsletter and annual print newsletter

  • Reduced rates on select events and programs

  • 20% discount in the Museum Store (special 2021 rate, normally 10%)

  • The knowledge that you are supporting local history, art, invention, and culture for future generations.


Donations to the museum help fund the day-to-day operating costs and plan new and engaging exhibits and programs. 

Interested in education? Consider donating to the museum's 

Camp Invention® Scholarship Fund.

Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Federal Tax ID #74-3175428