Designed exclusively for the enjoyment of our loyal supporters, the Member Lounge is your place to relax, learn, and socialize with friends.
Our new and improved Member Lounge is located on the lower level, next to the Museum Café, also freshly renovated
Whether you're taking a break with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, reading the latest museum catalogues, or connecting with a Membership Representative to sign up for a member event, the lounge has become a must for every member's visit. Freshly renovated with a sleek new island bar and a shared barista station, where members can order espresso drinks* and smoothies*, the space also includes a private outdoor summer patio in McKinlock Court, making the Member Lounge one of the most unique and inviting spaces in the museum.
Guests of members are always welcome in the lounge. Beverage service ends one hour before closing.
Libations in the Lounge—NEW!*
The Member Lounge is now serving up cocktails as well as specialty espresso drinks, so now you can add a mimosa or a craft beer to your lounge relaxation.
Thursdays, 5:00–7:30 Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members and a cash bar with beer, wine, and specialtiy cocktails including the signature member cocktail, the Nighthawk.* No reservations necessary; stop by and enjoy this member hot spot.
* Beer, wine, cocktails, and other specialty drinks are not complimentary.
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