Designed exclusively for the enjoyment of our loyal supporters, the Member Lounge is your place to relax, learn, and socialize with friends.
Located on the lower level, next to the Museum Café
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 learn about upcoming programs for members, the Lounge has become a must for every member's visit. Recently expanded to include a private outdoor summer patio in McKinlock Court, the Member Lounge is 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.
Member Happy Hour
From 5:00 to 7:30 every Thursday evening, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members and a cash bar with beer and wine in the new Member Lounge. No reservations necessary; stop by and enjoy this member hot spot.
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