When You
Become a Member

You’ll enjoy the perks and privileges of membership, as well as access to the Museum’s renowned collection and ever changing programs.

The story of Texas and the American West is a story that has long defined Americans and inspired the world through the values of courage, perseverance, and determination of heroism.

Your membership helps us share that story with thousands of children and adults each year, inspiring a passion for curiosity about the unique and rich history of the American West.

In addition to unlimited, free admission to the Museum, members receive a variety of benefits depending on the membership level selected. We invite you to explore the various levels of membership described below and choose the one that is right for you.

Exclusive Membership Privileges

Give yourself and those you love a full year of new exhibitions, and a wide variety of perks and privileges to amuse, provoke, and inspire history lovers of all ages.

~ Unlimited free admission
~ 10% discount at Museum Gift Shop
~ Invitation to members only events and exhibition openings
~ Participation in the High Adventure Book Club
~ Discounts on programs
~ VIP field trips
~ Free glass of wine at each week’s Wine at The Bryan for Franciscan level and higher.

Military, Seniors, or Teachers get 10% off any membership!

We can find true inspiration in the heroic conduct of those thousands of visible and invisible heroes that forged this history.

J.P. Bryan, Founder, The Bryan Museum

Membership Plans

Explorer Benefits
  • Benefits for one individual
Hughes Benefits
  • Benefits for two individuals
  • Two guest passes
Franciscan Benefits
  • All Hughes benefits,
  • Benefits extended to two more family members
  • Reciprocal membership privileges
    at over 1000 North American museums
  • Priority registration for Summer & Youth Camps
  • Four guest passes total
Alcalde Benefits
  • All Franciscan benefits,
  • Reciprocal membership at 11 prestigious Texas Art museums including: MFA Houston and UT Austin’s Blanton
  • Gift book related to the
    American West (new or upgraded memberships only)
  • Exclusive Coffee with the Curator
  • Six guest passes total
  • Priority registration for VIP field trips
Empresario Benefits
  • All Alcalde benefits,
  • Benefits extend to five family members total
  • Exclusive Coffee with the Museum Director
  • Guided tour on selected Mondays or Tuesdays – when the Museum is closed to the general public

The Consultation
(Annual Gifts of $1,000 or More)

Members of The Consultation are our most generous supporters and important patrons.


ARCHER $1,000
WHARTON $2,000
AUSTIN $3,000

Austin benefits include sponsorship of one Educational Program.

  • All previous benefits,
  • Private tour of the museum for ten guests
  • 10% discount on a Museum rental
  • Exclusive annual Consultation event
  • One Hughes-level gift membership, upon request
  • Ten guest passes total
  • Recognition in the Annual Report

Become a Member

Thank you for considering a membership in The Bryan Museum!

Please complete and submit the form to initiate your membership. You may also use this form to renew your existing membership.

Gift a Membership

For more information about our membership plans, including business and corporate memberships, please call Jordan Price, Director of Membership, at (409) 497‑4209 or email him.