Important Message about Membership Cards
As part of our ongoing Greening the Abbe campaign, we are always considering the sustainability of the Abbe and we have identified concrete changes that we can make to reduce our carbon footprint. One of these changes is eliminating membership cards. Going forward, all members will simply check-in at the Admissions desk upon arriving at the Museum and a Guest Services Associate will use our membership database to locate your details. Only members who have chosen to receive free admission to museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) Program as an Additional Abbe Benefit (only applicable with certain membership levels) will receive an Abbe membership card. 

 

Season Ticket Membership - $25

Close to 20,000 individuals call Bar Harbor home each summer, and Acadia National Park draws more than 2.5 million visitors per year. Our new Season-Ticket Membership accommodates those visitors who are only here a few weeks out of the year, giving them the opportunity to take advantage of the Abbe's meaningful exhibitions, educational programs, Native-led demonstrations and workshops, first-person storytelling, and a wide variety of learning opportunities.

Benefits:

  • Only valid July, August, September, October
  • Free admission for one to the Abbe
  • 10% discount on Abbe shop purchases
  • Reduced fees for special programs
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Curate Your Own Membership

Each of the three member levels within the Curate Your Own Membership option receive the Core Benefits listed below.

Core Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for one full year
  • Priority entry
  • Invitations to exhibit openings & events
  • Reduced fees for special programs
  • Invitations to member-only events
  • 10% discount on Abbe Shop purchases
  • Access to Membership Lounge
  • Member communications
  • Acknowledgement in Annual Report and Wall of Giving

As a Curate Your Own Membership member, we want to give you the freedom to choose benefits that are the most interesting to you. To customize your experience, you’re invited to design your own membership by choosing from the following list of Abbe Benefits.

Additional Abbe Benefits:

  • Advance notice of and invitations to all programs and workshops
  • Free admission to museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) Program
  • One free guided tour of the Abbe
  • Exclusive presentations by our curatorial and education staff about specific artists and works in the Abbe’s collection, with Q&A
  • Four single-use guest passes for friends and family
  • Free Individual gift membership
  • Free subscription to First American Art, published four times a year
 
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Individual Membership - $40

  • Free admission for one adult
  • Core Benefits +1 additional Abbe benefit

Dual Membership - $65

  • Free admission for two adults
  • Core Benefits +2 additional Abbe benefits

Family Membership - $75

  • Free admission for two adults and all named children in same household under 18, including grandchildren
  • Core Benefits +3 additional Abbe benefits
 

Upgraded Membership Levels

Members at our upgraded levels provide important philanthropic support, and are instrumental in developing and strengthening all areas of the Museum, its unique collections, its outstanding special exhibitions, and its innovative educational programming. Joining these levels offers an opportunity to become more involved with the Abbe and its most devoted supporters. Members will be invited to take a closer look at collections and special exhibitions, and to participate in special programming and events.

Each level includes Core Benefits, along with a few additional benefits exclusive to that level only.

Core Benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for one full year
  • Priority entry
  • Invitations to exhibit openings & events
  • Reduced fees for special programs
  • Invitation to Member Open Houses
  • 10% discount on Abbe Shop purchases
  • Access to Membership Lounge
  • Member communications
  • Acknowledgement in Annual Report and Wall of Giving
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Abbe Friend - $125 (Best Value!)

Abbe Inner Circle - $500

  • Exclusive Abbe Inner Circle Welcome Kit
  • Smithsonian Affiliate membership
  • Free admission for two to the Museum for one full year
  • Free admission to museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums Program
  • Eight single-use guest passes for friends and family
  • Free Individual gift membership
  • Invitations to private programs with Abbe curators and President/CEO
  • Wabanaki-made “thank you” gift
  • Advance notice of and invitations to all programs and workshops
  • Free subscription to First American Art, published four times a year

Abbe VIP - $1,000

  • Exclusive VIP Welcome Kit
  • Smithsonian Affiliate membership
  • Unlimited free admission for two named adults and all named children under 18 in the same household
  • Grandchildren under 18 admitted free
  • Free admission for up to four guests accompanying you
  • One free guided tour of the Abbe
  • Advance notice of and invitations to all programs and workshops
  • Free admission to two Abbe workshops
  • Ten single-use guest passes for friends and family
  • Two free Individual gift membership
  • Invitations to all events and exhibit openings
  • Reduced fees for special programs
  • Free admission to museums in the North American Reciprocal Museums Program
  • Unique opportunities throughout the year, including invitations to private collections viewings and travel
  • Wabanaki-made “thank you” gift
  • Free subscription to First American Art, published four times a year