Membership FAQ

General Information  

  1. How do I join as a member? How do I renew my membership?
  2. What ages are considered children for the Spy Ring membership?
  3. Can I apply my tickets toward a membership purchase?
  4. What communications do I receive as a member?
  5. How do I update my contact information?
  6. Is my membership purchase tax-deductible?
  7. Can I upgrade my membership to a higher level?

Membership Cards and Benefits  

  1. Will I receive a membership card? 
  2. Will I receive guest passes? 
  3. How do I reserve advance timed tickets with my membership? 
  4. Do I have to reserve advance timed tickets with my membership? 
  5. How do I purchase additional discounted tickets? 

Gift Memberships  

  1. Can I give membership as a gift? 
  2. I purchased a gift membership online. How does SPY know who the gift recipient is? 
  3. I received a SPY membership as a gift. How do I redeem it? 

 


General Information  


How do I join as a member? How do I renew my membership? 

  • ONLINE: Click here and choose a membership level.
  • BY PHONE: Call our Membership Office at 202.654.2840 (Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM) or our Call Center at 202.654.0991 (Every day 10AM-5PM).
  • IN PERSON: Visit our Ticketing Counter during regular Museum hours.
  • MAIL: You can send your check or credit card payment to the below address. Please include your full name, your intended membership level, email, and mailing address.
    • Please mail payment and information to: 
      International Spy Museum, Attn: Membership Department
      PO Box 23137
      Washington, DC 20026

What ages are considered children for the Spy Ring membership?

  • Children between the ages of 6-18. (Children under 6 always receive free admission.)

Can I apply my tickets toward a membership purchase? 

  • Yes! On the day of your visit, you can apply the purchase of timed-entry tickets toward a membership. Please visit the Ticketing Counter located directly inside the main entrance.
  • You can only apply your tickets toward a membership purchase on the day of your visit.

What communications do I receive as a member? 

  • Members receive weekly emails from SPY about upcoming programs and museum news. Members also receive exclusive quarterly e-newsletters about members-only events, updates, and special content.

How do I update my contact information? 

  • Please reach out to the Membership Office at membership@spymuseum.org or 202.654.2840 with your updated contact information. 

Is my membership purchase tax-deductible? 

  • The Operative (Individual, $99) and Spy Ring (Family, $199) levels are fully tax deductible
  • $450 of the (Premium Level, $500) Alberti Society membership is tax-deductible. 
  • $900 of the (Premium Level, $1,000) Lafayette Society membership is tax-deductible. 
  • $1,800 of the (Premium Level, $2,000) Argo Society membership is tax-deductible. 

Can I upgrade my membership to a higher level? 

  • Yes! Please reach out to the Membership Office at membership@spymuseum.org or 202.654.2840 to upgrade your current membership.  

 


Membership Cards and Benefits  

Will I receive a membership card? 

  • Members receive a digital membership pass with a QR code via email.
  • We do not issue paper membership cards.  

Will I receive guest passes? 

  • No, we do not mail hard copies of guest passes. Please visit the Ticketing Counter located directly inside the main entrance during regular Museum hours or reach out to the Call Center (202.654.0991) or Membership Office (202.654.2840) to redeem this benefit.
  • Please note that the Spy Ring (Family) membership level does not include guest passes.

How do I reserve advance timed tickets with my membership? 

  • Please reach out to the Call Center at 202.654.0991 to reserve advance timed tickets. You may also email membership@spymuseum.org. Please provide the date, time, and number of tickets you will need. 

Do I have to reserve advance timed tickets with my membership? 

  • You may visit the museum at any time with your digital membership pass. Please visit the Ticketing Counter upon your arrival and show your digital membership pass to enter the Museum.
  • We recommend making an advance reservation if you are visiting during peak times, on a holiday, or if you need to purchase additional discounted tickets. 

How do I purchase additional discounted tickets? 

  • You can visit the Ticketing Counter located directly inside the main entrance during regular Museum hours or reach out to our Call Center at 202.654.0991.
  • Members receive $5 off additional general admission tickets for up to 9 tickets per day. 

 


Gift Memberships


Can I give membership as a gift? 

I purchased a gift membership online. How does SPY know who the gift recipient is? 

  • Once you complete the transaction, you will be emailed a gift membership voucher. This voucher can then be gifted to the recipient of your choice.
  • The membership will not start until the recipient redeems the gift membership voucher at the Museum when they first visit when we will collect their contact details.

I received a SPY membership as a gift. How do I redeem it? 

  • To redeem a gift membership, visit the Ticketing Counter located directly inside the main entrance during regular Museum hours with your gift membership voucher.
  • You can also contact the Membership Office at membership@spymuseum.org or 202.654.2840 to redeem the gift membership. You will need the number located below the QR code on your gift membership voucher. 

 


 

The International Spy Museum reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend or revoke any membership at any time for any reason. Purchase of an annual membership does not entitle purchaser to renewal in a subsequent year. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about Membership, please contact the Membership Office by emailing membership@spymuseum.org

LAST UPDATED: 3/17/2022