For Members (MEMBER FAQ)

Thank you for supporting the Dayton Art Institute! Information, resources and answers to frequently asked questions about your DAI membership are available on this page. Have specific questions about your membership? Contact the Membership Department, at 937-512-040 or DAImembership@daytonart.org.

Membership Benefits

All memberships include:

  • Unlimited visits to the Collection Galleries & Special Exhibitions
  • Invitations to Members-Only Events
  • FREE Admission to the Bob Ross Auto Group Jazz & Beyond Series
  • FREE Member Magazine & Exclusive Email Offers
  • Discount at the Museum Store
  • Discounted Programs (Classes, Workshops, Lectures, & Art Camp)
  • Discount on Oktoberfest Preview Party Tickets
  • Reciprocal Privileges at Participating Ohio Museums

See our membership page for more information about additional benefits at specific membership levels.

Reciprocal Benefits

All Dayton Art Institute members receive reciprocal admission at 14 other Ohio museums through the Ohio Museum Reciprocal Membership Program. Members at the Reciprocal ($150) level and above receive reciprocal membership benefits at more than 1,000 museums throughout the United States, Canada and Bermuda, through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association program.

Ohio Museum Reciprocal Membership Program

Upon presentation of a membership card from one of the following Ohio museums, validated with an Ohio reciprocal sticker on the card, members will be entitled to these privileges while visiting any of the participating museums:

  • Free admission at all times during regular museum hours
  • The same on-site discount offered to museum members on purchases in the gift store
  • The same on-site discount offered to museum members on purchases of concert and lecture tickets

Member Museums:

Akron Art Museum
Allen Memorial Art Museum
The Butler Institute of American Art
The Canton Museum of Art
Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Columbus Museum of Art
The Contemporary Arts Center
Dayton Art Institute
Massillon Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland
Springfield Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art
Wexner Center for the Arts
Zanesville Art Center

North American Reciprocal Museum Association

Upon presentation of a membership card from one of the listed museums, validated with a gold NARM sticker on the card, members will be entitled to the following privileges while visiting any of the participating museums:

  • Free/member admission during regular museum hours
  • The same on-site discount offered to museum members on purchases in the gift store
  • The same on-site discount offered to museum members on purchases of concert and lecture tickets

Please note: Some museums restrict benefits and ‘family’ benefits are defined by each participating institution. Please see the notes on the NARM participating museums list for more information or contact the institution prior to your visit.

Visit the NARM website for a full list of participating museums

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