Reciprocal Admissions Programs

As a member of Stark Cultural Venues, special benefits and unique experiences with the best in art, nature, history and culture are at your fingertips. Membership supports educational programs and community outreach efforts of the Stark Foundation in its mission to improve the quality of life in Southeast Texas. Depending on your membership level there are a variety of valuable benefits that add value to your support of the Stark Cultural Venues when you visit other public gardens or museums throughout the U.S. Be sure to check if your membership offers access to the reciprocal admission programs below.

American Horticultural Society (AHS) – Reciprocal Admissions Program

The American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) promotes horticulture across North America, encouraging people to visit gardens and other horticultural institutions. Launched in 1990, this program currently comprises a network of 300 horticultural institutions in 47 states and the District of Columbia plus Canada, the Cayman Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A current membership card from the AHS or a participating institution entitles individuals to special admission privileges and discounts at other participating institutions. A complete listing of participating institutions can be found in the printed Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide and on the AHS website.

Available to members of the Stark Cultural Venues at all levels.

Museums West

Museums West is a consortium of fourteen collegial institutions organized for the purpose of developing and expanding an awareness and appreciation of the North American West. Through joint efforts of its members, Museums West shall explore opportunities and initiatives to study, exhibit, publish, interpret, and otherwise advance the region’s art, history, and cultures for the benefit of diverse audiences. Membership in one of these fourteen museums offers reciprocal admission privileges through Museums West. Read more…

Available to members of the Stark Cultural Venues at the family level and above.

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association

The North American Reciprocal Museum Association is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world! NARM has 800 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits. Read more…

Available to members of the Stark Cultural Venues at the family level and above.