NARM: Ohio Reciprocal Museums

The North American Reciprocal Museum Membership Program by the (NARM) Association allows you to access reciprocal benefits at almost 1100 member institutions around the United States, Canada, and Beyond!

It is THE most extensive list of reciprocating museums and organizations available, allowing your family to enjoy countless opportunities to learn about art, culture, history, anthropology, and SO much more!

In most instances, your benefits allow you to take advantage of FREE admission. However, there are exceptions, including geographic exclusions; special programming that may require additional ticket purchases; and party size limitations.

Please, use our list for informational purposes, but be sure to do your own research directly with the institutions that interest you to understand the benefits you will receive upon showing your NARM membership card, as well as how many people in your family may receive those benefits.

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico!

NARM has over 1,000 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits.

Members from one of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® member institutions listed below, who present a current membership card validated with accepted NARM identification, are entitled to the following privileges at participating institutions:

• Free/member admission during regular museum hours

• Member discounts at museum shops

• Member discounts on concert/lecture tickets.

Guests are not included unless they present a current membership card validated with accepted NARM identification. NOTE: Some museums restrict benefits. Please see the end notes at the bottom for more information. ‘Family’ benefits are defined by each participating institution. It is always advisable to contact the institution prior to your visit to avoid any confusion. For questions about the North American Reciprocal Program please contact your institution’s membership department.


  • List subject to change without notice.
  • Museums may temporarily suspend reciprocal program during special exhibitions.
  • Call before you go.  Some museums do not honor NARM benefits from other local museums. There ARE geographic restrictions between certain locations within a reasonable distance from each other. There ARE other exclusions. Also, verify your party size covered by your membership, versus the number of people who may be covered by the free admission when you are visiting.

Step 1: Check out our list below for informational purposes! Click on the Attraction Name for more details about the Museum, or click on the City / State to find other AWESOME family-friendly activities in that area!

Step 2: Make sure you get the official scoop by reading through the Official NARM Reciprocal Membership Program details here!

Step 3: Support YOUR local, participating NARM-affiliated Museum by purchasing a Membership Package!

Step 4: Get your Official NARM-affiliated Reciprocal Membership Card and prepare to bring it, along with your photo ID, when you travel!

Step 5: Don’t forget to call ahead to ensure the Museum you’d like to visit is still currently and actively offering free admission to members of this program. Rules and participation can and will change throughout the year!

Step 6: ENJOY!

NARM Reciprocal Ohio Locations

Akron, OHHower House Museum
Akron, OHStan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Athens, OHKennedy Museum of Art
Beachwood, OHMaltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Cincinnati, OHAmerican Sign Museum
Cincinnati, OHCincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, OHContemporary Arts Center
Cincinnati, OHTaft Museum of Art
Cleveland, OHCleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OHDunham Tavern Museum
Cleveland, OHHolden Forests & Gardens: Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland, OHMuseum of Contemporary Art moCa Cleveland
Cleveland, OHRock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
Cleveland, OHWestern Reserve Historical Society
Columbus, OHColumbus Museum of Art
Columbus, OHOhio Designer Craftsmen / Ohio Craft Museum
Columbus, OHOhio History Center & Ohio Village
Columbus, OHWexner Center for the Arts / Ohio State University
Dayton, OHThe Dayton Art Institute
Granville, OHRobbins Hunter Museum
Kirtland, OHHolden Forests & Gardens: Holden Arboretum
Lebanon, OHWarren County Historical Society
Mansfield, OHKingwood Center Gardens
Mansfield, OHMansfield Art Center
Newark, OHThe Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology
Oxford, OHMiami University Art Museum
Portsmouth, OHSouthern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center
Springfield, OHThe Heritage Center: Clark County Historical Society
Springfield, OHThe Springfield Museum of Art
Springfield, OHThe Westcott House
Toledo, OHToledo Museum of Art
Urbana, OHChampaign Aviation Museum
Youngstown, OHThe Butler Institute of American Art
Zanesville, OHZanesville Museum of Art


By State

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland
Michigan Minnesota
 Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico
New York
North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia
Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming
Washington D.C.

Georgia Museum of Art / University of Georgia – Athens, GA


We do everything we can to ensure all information provided is current and up-to-date, but details, rules, policies, conditions, schedules, prices, and participation can and do change regularly, and you should ALWAYS contact or consult with each individual attraction to ensure the latest accuracy of details pertinent to your family’s travel needs.

We always do our best, but we cannot be responsible for changes or updates issued by the locations themselves. 

Thanks for understanding!

Travel safely!

And have fun!