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Become a Member

As a private, nonprofit institution, membership is the fuel that powers Mount Washington Observatory. It's been that way since we were founded in 1932, and the legacy continues today.

To thank our members for their support, we are proud to offer a variety of exclusive and valuable benefits:

  • The opportunity to spend a week on top of Mount Washington as a summit volunteer
  • Free tours of our famous mountaintop weather station
  • A subscription to our magazine, Windswept
  • Free admission to 300+ science museums through the ASTC Passport Program (restrictions apply; please see the ASTC website for details)
  • Free admission to the Weather Discovery Center and Extreme Mount Washington museums
  • A 20% discount on all purchases in our museums and online shop
  • Premium Content on this website
  • Discounted rates on programs and events including exclusive trips to the summit of Mount Washington
  • Access to an extensive archive of White Mountains books, maps, photographs and more through the Observatory’s Gladys Brooks Memorial Library
  • Savings on a new Subaru or GMC vehicle through the VIP Partners Program with Profile Group
  • Hailing from all around the world, thousands of individuals support this unique nonprofit cause through membership, and we invite you join the adventure!

    Please note:

    Memberships are not valid for school field trips or other organized groups (please contact education@montwashington.org for group rates.)

    Basic Membership Levels
    Student $30

    Basic Membership Privileges for one student


    Senior $35

    Basic Membership Privileges for one person 65 years old and up


    Individual $50

    Basic Membership Privileges for one person


    Family/Dual $75

    Basic Membership Privileges for two adults at the same address and all minors living with them

    Club Level Membership
    Summit Club $150
    • Basic Membership Privileges for two adults at the same address and all minors living with them
    • Up to 2 guest for admission and on tours
    • Complimentary Club level member appreciation events, offering the opportunity to connect with fellow supporters and Mount Washington Observatory staff while enjoying unique programming.
    • Free Passenger Pass for the Mount Washington Auto Road! All of your passengers ride free with your payment for your car and driver on the Auto Road. In order to collect the pass you must contact membership at the Mount Washington Observatory at least 48 hours in advance!

    231 Club $300
    • Basic Membership Privileges for two adults at the same address and all minors living with them
    • Up to 3 guests for admission to museums and on tours
    • Complimentary Club level member appreciation events, offering the opportunity to connect with fellow supporters and Mount Washington Observatory staff while enjoying unique programming.
    • Free Passenger Pass for the Mount Washington Auto Road! All of your passengers ride free with your payment for your car and driver on the Auto Road. In order to collect the pass you must contact membership at the Mount Washington Observatory at least 48 hours in advance!

    6288 Club $500
    • Basic Membership Privileges for two adults at the same address and all minors living with them
    • Up to 3 guests for admission to museums and on tours
    • Complimentary Club level member appreciation events, offering the opportunity to connect with fellow supporters and Mount Washington Observatory staff while enjoying unique programming.
    • Free Passenger Pass or a Free Season Pass to the Mt. Washington Auto Road! A season pass allows access for the vehicle and all occupants to the summit during regular operating hours. A pass can be picked up at the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center by showing your membership ID card and valid license. See Mt. Washington Auto Road website for information on the Season Passes, safety guidelines and special event days.

    President Club $1000
    • Basic Membership Privileges for two adults at the same address and all minors living with them
    • Up to 4 guests for admission to museums and on tours
    • Complimentary Club level member appreciation events, offering the opportunity to connect with fellow supporters and Mount Washington Observatory staff while enjoying unique programming.
    • Free Mt. Washington Auto Road Season Pass! The pass can be picked up at the Auto Road's Base Lodge by showing your President's Club Membership and a valid driver's license. See Mt. Washington Auto Road website for information on the Season Passes
    Science Society Membership

    Scientific research is a core facet of Mount Washington Observatory’s mission, and fundamental to its long-term success. The Mount Washington Observatory Science Society, the highest level of Observatory membership, ensures that the Observatory's scientific efforts will be able to continue long into the future.

    In addition to the standard member benefits, Club Level benefits and President’s Club benefits, Science Society members are given unique access to the research being performed on Mount Washington. Each year, the Director of Research and colleagues from partner organizations offer an inside look at Mount Washington Observatory research, providing unpublished insights, notes from the field, and a special preview of future investigations.

    Science Society members are the Observatory’s most passionate supporters—people who are proud of Mount Washington Observatory's long scientific heritage and committed to positioning the organization for an even brighter future.

    Science Society $2500
    • Basic Membership Privileges for two adults at the same address and up to 4 minors
    • Up to 4 guests for admission to museums and on tours
    • Complimentary Club level member appreciation events, offering the opportunity to connect with fellow supporters and Mount Washington Observatory staff while enjoying unique programming.
    • Free Mt. Washington Auto Road Season Pass! The pass can be picked up at the Auto Road's Base Lodge by showing your President's Club Membership and a valid driver's license. See Mt. Washington Auto Road website for information on the Season Passes
    • Annual Science Society event including unique access to research being performed at Mount Washington Observatory and contact with Director of Research at the Mount Washington Observatory.

    Join or upgradeat the Science Society membership level and receive a complimentary 20x16 framed Washburn print of your choice from The White Mountains Collection OR receive a complimentary Davis Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station.

    Contact

    Stephanie Turnbull, Membership & Database Coordinator
    (603) 356-2137, ext. 223

    Email
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