NARM: Texas 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 Texas Locations

Abilene, TXThe Grace Museum
Albany, TXThe Old Jail Art Center
Angleton, TXBrazoria County Historical Museum
Austin, TXBlanton Museum of Art / University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TXBullock Texas State History Museum
Austin, TXThe Contemporary Austin
Austin, TXHarry Ransom Center
Austin, TXNeill-Cochran House Museum
Austin, TXTexas Military Forces Museum
Austin, TXUmlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Austin, TXWomen & Their Work
Bandera, TXFrontier Times Museum
Beaumont, TXArt Museum of Southeast Texas
Belton, TXBell County Museum
Brownsville, TXBrownsville Museum of Fine Art
Buffalo Gap, TXTaylor County History Center
Canyon, TXPanhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Clifton, TXBosque Museum
Corpus Christi, TXArt Museum of South Texas
Cuero, TXCuero Heritage Museum
Cuero, TXPharmacy & Medical Museum of Texas
Dallas, TXDallas Holocaust Museum / Center for Education and Tolerance
Dallas, TXNasher Sculpture Center
Denton, TXThe Greater Denton Arts Council
Dripping Springs, TXDr. Pound Farmstead
El Paso, TXEl Paso Museum of Art
El Paso, TXEl Paso Museum of History
Fort Davis, TXMcDonald Observatory
Fort Worth, TXKimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth, TXModern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TXNational Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Galveston, TXThe Bryan Museum
Galveston, TXGalveston Railroad Museum
Houston, TXCenter for African American Military History
Houston, TXContemporary Arts Museum Houston
Houston, TXThe Heritage Society
Houston, TXHolocaust Museum Houston
Houston, TXHouston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston, TXLawndale Art Center
Houston, TXThe Menil Collection
Houston, TXThe Printing Museum
Kerrville, TXKerr Arts and Cultural Center
La Grange, TXTexas Quilt Museum
Longview, TXLongview Museum of Fine Arts
Lubbock, TXLHUCA
Midland, TXMuseum of the Southwest
San Angelo, TXSan Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
San Antonio, TXBriscoe Western Art Museum
San Antonio, TXMcNay Art Museum
San Antonio, TXSan Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum
San Antonio, TXSan Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)
Spring, TXPearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
Temple, TXCzech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center
Temple, TXTemple Railroad and Heritage Museum
Tyler, TXTyler Museum of Art
Victoria, TXMuseum of the Coastal Bend
Waco, TXHistoric Waco Foundation


By State

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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!