Become a Member

Members support our mission to engage, educate and excite everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the Kentucky Derby, one of America’s most iconic and enduring cultural events.

What does it mean to become a Derby Museum Member?

  • Free year-round admission for you and a guest, plus free vouchers for additional guests.
  • Free use of the Museum’s box at Churchill Downs to watch live racing (excluding Derby Week).
  • Access to reserved seating in the Turf Club using the Museum’s Turf Club membership.
  • Year-round 10% discount at the Derby Museum Store (both online and in-store), and Derby Cafe Express.
  • Members-only events to connect with Museum curators, historians and tour guides.
  • Discounts at Museum events.
  • Advance notice of special events and exhibit openings.

As a non-profit 501(c)(3), Kentucky Derby Museum values your support.

Thank you!

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Membership Levels

Each category offers a wide array of options and benefits for membership. Simply choose the category that best suits your preferred level of participation.



Hear what our members are saying!

“I became a member last fall and took my sister and two nieces to the Museum. We enjoyed the walking tour of Churchill Downs, as well as the movie which immerses you in the Derby. This spring I’m planning to take advantage of the Museum’s box at Churchill Downs for a Girls’ Day Out at the races, which is complimentary with our Membership. All in all, a great deal and gives us reason to go back throughout the year! The Derby Museum is truly one of Louisville’s best assets.”

- Paige Huber, Member since October, 2020


Memberships Make Great Gifts

Give the gift of Membership! Share the sights and sounds of one of state's proudest moments, the Kentucky Derby! Memberships in the Kentucky Derby Museum make wonderful gifts for family, friends, clients and colleagues. The recipient will receive a personalized notification letter and a Membership packet. Select the appropriate Membership level above and help spread the Kentucky Derby experience!

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