You belong to a Museum that is part of the NARM reciprocal Network, and you are wondering what the best museum experiences are. In this post, we will share with you four museums you don’t want to miss!

There are many excellent and educational museums in the NARM reciprocal program. With museums and galleries in the arts to history, there is something for everyone! Here we will look at 4 of these must-see museums that are sure to inspire you. 

4 Must-See Museums in the NARM Reciprocal Network

As a NARM Reciprocal Network Member, you have a vast array of educational museums to visit. These museums are excellent sources for homeschooling families and anyone who enjoys learning about our world, past and present. The following Museums are some of the amazing must-see museums available to you.

A Must See Art Museum in the NARM Reciprocal Network

There are many art museums and institutes that are in the NARM Reciprocal Network. The Phoenix Art Museum is a definite must see museum. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, this museum has more to offer than just art.

The Phoenix Art Museum has something for anyone. They are open on Wednesdays from 10 am to 7 pm and Thursdays through Sundays from 3 pm to 7 pm. On the first Friday of the month they have a special entrance called “Pay What You Wish” meaning you can visit for free, but donations are accepted.

As a member, you will have unlimited admission for the year. Memberships start at $80 for individuals and $90 for a family membership. You will be able to experience:

  • Members-only Exhibition Previews
  • Discounts or Free access to
    • Performances
    • Films
    • Activities
    • More
  • 10% discounts for The Museum Store and the Pallet Restaurant at the Phoenix Art Museum.

There are a few more perks to annual membership as well. They also have an Arts education program for all Arizona school students and their teachers. Enjoy learning about various artists and cultures while visiting the Phoenix Art Museum.

Must-See History Museum in the NARM Reciprocal Network

The Clark Historical Museum is one such must-see attraction. It is located in the coastal town of Eureka, California. This museum will transport you back in time while you explore the history of Eureka and Humboldt county.

The Clark Museum offers:

  • One of the nations best Native American Collections 
  • Gold Rush era 
  • Victorian era
  • Everyday life of Work and home at sea and in the timber industry.

There are ever-changing room exhibits, as well as period exhibits such as the Victorian Room Exhibit. Entry fees are inexpensive at $5 per person or $10 for a group. The Clark Historical Museum will “stimulate the imagination.”

A Must See Music Museum in the NARM Reciprocal Network

If music is your thing, you can’t beat the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.  With six exhibit levels, you are sure to find your love and knowledge of rock and roll music broadening.

Let’s explore what The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Museum offers in the way of exhibits.

Level 0 the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall 

Explore the earliest days of Rock n Roll to emerging artists. This exhibit has films, videos, interactive kiosks, and much more!

Level 1 Main Entrance 

Here you will have your tickets scanned. Then you can enjoy the All Access Cafe and Store, where you will be able to listen to rock music while you grab some food and shop for those items you cannot get anywhere else.

If you’re a member of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Museum, you will receive a 10% discount on your purchases. You might even be able to watch live performances while dining.

Level 2 The Garage: 

At this level, museum visitors are encouraged to grab an instrument and make your own music! There are five levels in The Garage, these include 

  • Play: where you play an instrument
  • Jam is where you and your friends can play as a band
  • Lounge has string instruments to strum while you watch a band in Jam
  • Brand Your Band: Learn how past bands came up with their names and then name your band.
  • Garage Gear: This is a changing exhibit that features a museum collection of historic gear and instruments used by rock n roll legends.

So, get in there, grab some gear and become a legend!

Level 3 The Hall of Fame:

This is where you go to learn about rock legends with the “Highest Honor” You will be able to explore:

  • Signature Gallery,
  • New Inductee Exhibit
  • In Memoriam
  • The Power of Rock Experience

Each of these exhibits will introduce you to the artists of rock throughout history. The Power of Rock: Connor Theater has 15-minute shows highlighting rock’s most significant moments. 

There’s much more to explore at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Museum, including Pink Floyd’s The Wall and Legends of Rock exhibits.

A Must See Science Museum in the NARM Reciprocal Network

Are you looking for a science museum? Then, you should check out the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in Bradenton, Florida. There’s so much to see and experience here!

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature includes the: 

Explore the rich history of Florida’s natural world beginning from the Pleistocene period. Visit their advanced planetarium to learn about our home among the stars and planets. And become aware of the plight of aquatic animals at the Manatee Rehabilitation Habit.

These Must-See Museums Will Enlighten You

By visiting any of the above museums, you are sure to become enlightened. Many other museums are part of the NARM Reciprocal Network that are also enticing. Look for museums near you. 

When you become a member of a local museum in the network, you will have access to many other museums and cultural centers in North America.