Become a Member

Morikami depends on the generosity of our members to share the rich and unique culture of Japan with our community. When you join the Morikami family you provide invaluable support for us to promote the understanding of Japanese culture and the conservation, protection and presentation of Japanese art. Membership benefits for our general and supporting levels are listed below and you can join, renew, or gift a membership here online!

General Level Memberships

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  • Free admission to the museum and gardens
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only receptions and events


Couple at festival


  • All Individual Level benefits for named adult PLUS admission for up to two children 17 & under
  • One-time $5 museum store coupon for a purchase of $25 or more



Family at festival


  • All Individual Level benefits plus EITHER one additional named adult OR one guest (when accompanied by member)
  • Free admission for named member’s children or grandchildren 17 & under



Supporting Level Memberships

Jizo blessing Oni


  • All Dual Level benefits for two named members, PLUS free admission for one guest per named member (when accompanied by that member)
  • Two general admission passes valid during regular museum hours (excludes special events)



Taiko Drum


  • All Netsuke Level benefits PLUS free admission for two guests per named member (when accompanied by member)
  • Four general admission passes valid during regular museum hours (excludes special events)


Illustration of a crouching samurai


  • All Taiko Level benefits PLUS free admission for four guests per named member (when accompanied by member)
  • 10% off regular rate for museum facility rental


Wisdom Ring

Wisdom Ring

  • All Samurai Level benefits PLUS free admission for 10 guests per named member (when accompanied by member)
  • $500 of your membership supports the Morikami Museum permanent collections fund
  • Invitation to exclusive Wisdom Ring events, lectures and previews
  • A Wisdom Ring lapel pin
  • Recognition on the Morikami donor wall in the museum lobby


Digital Membership

Active members can sign up for a digital membership card by emailing with Subject “Opt-In!” Please include your name and member number.

Gift Memberships

Give the gift that keeps on giving. With benefits like free daily admission to the museum and gardens, free or discounted special events, as well as discounts in the Museum Store and Cornell Cafe, Morikami membership makes a wonderful gift for friends, family and everyone in between.

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Example Screenshot – To gift a membership, check this box when adding a membership to your cart.

Purchasing a gift membership is easy:

  1. Select the checkbox labeled This is a gift.
  2. Enter the recipient’s email address.
  3. Add the membership to your cart and checkout.

Gift Membership FAQs

  • You’ll be able to check the email address during the checkout process and if you ever need to update that address, our membership department representatives will be happy to make those changes for you.
  • The recipient will receive every member benefit but will not be able to see or access your payment information.
  • You will receive a renewal notification email at the end of the membership period, it will provide instructions and a link to renew.
  • The recipient will be able to update their shipping information.

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