Memberships are only $60 annually or $6 monthly. Actively enrolled students receive a 50% discount.

Memberships renew automatically. To change or cancel your subscription, email us.

Looking for other ways to support Design Museum of Chicago? Consider a donation.

Proudly Community Supported

Being a Design Museum of Chicago member is a great way to support our commitment to expanding the public’s access to design, all while receiving a ton of great perks. Your yearly or monthly gift ensures that we can continue to inspire, educate, and innovate through design.


> Limited edition membership coin

> 10% discount at the Design Museum of Chicago shop

> Exclusive design workshops

> Access to a members-only blog, Noteworthy.Work

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Join for $60 annually >


(Also available for $6 monthly >)


Exclusive content
Access to, a members-only site filled with exclusive stories and artifacts from other area institutions and organizations, curated by Design Museum of Chicago.

Limited edition membership coin
Limited to a few hundred and minted for you, this solid metal coin is a great reminder of your commitment to supporting Chicago’s design community. When you’re not flashing it to get a 10% discount at our store and one free drink on the house at events, use it to do scratch-offs with ease or to make significant life decisions by playing a devastating game of heads or tails.

Exclusive design workshops
These highly-engaging, quarterly workshops celebrate learning and doing. Available exclusively for members, but don’t forget to RSVP! They sell out quickly.


Student Memberships

Students enrolled part- or full-time in a high school, university, or community college program are eligible for a 50% discount on a membership.


Join for $30 annually >


(Also available for $3 monthly >)