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To visit the museum, advanced timed tickets are required for all visitors. Popular dates and times may be sold out.


IAAM Discounts 

Gift Shop – 15% Off

  • Members receive a 15% discount in the IAAM museum shop. Please present your digital membership card to receive these benefits. 

Additional Admission Tickets – 15% Off

  • Members receive a 15% discount on additional admission tickets to the museum online once you log into your account.

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association – Complimentary Admission to 1,000+ Institutions

  • Members at the Dual level or higher receive complimentary or member admission price to over 1,000 museums and institutions across the U.S. that participate in NARM. You also receive member discounts in the gift shop and discounts on ticketed events.  
  • Click here to see a list of participating institutions. Be sure to contact the institutions you plan to visit in advance to find out about your specific reciprocal benefits to avoid any confusion. 

Partner Discounts 

Bintu Atelier – 10% Off Meal  

  • Experience the vibrant flavors of Africa in the downtown East side of Charleston. Our compact yet dynamic location hosts weekly pop-ups and food workshops celebrating Africa’s global culinary influence. Present your IAAM Membership card for 10% off your meal.  

Casual Crabbing with Tia – 10% Off Merchandise with Experience Purchase  

  • Craving the freshest possible seafood? Learn the tricks of crabbing from Tia Clack, a Charleston native and food and beverage veteran who’s been doing if for years. Recognized as one of Airbnb’s best in the world, you don’t want to miss out on this authentic experience. First, you’ll meet at a dock on a beautiful river to master the delicate art of throwing a cast net. You can even set bait and fish… it’s as hands-on as you’d like! Don’t worry about having the right skills; there’ll be plenty of activities available for everyone. IAAM Members receive a 10% discount off the purchase of an experience. Must present IAAM membership card.

Danny’s Philly Steak – 10% Off Meal  

  • Located at 320 East Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, our restaurant offers varieties of Philly Steak & Seafood, such as Wings, Chicken Bacon Club Sandwiches, Vegetarian Pitas, and Philly Cheese Steaks. Present your IAAM Membership card for 10% off your meal.  

Gullah Tours – $5 Off Tour  

  • The Gullah language was spoken by the Lowcountry’s first black inhabitants. The language and culture still thrive today in and around the Charleston/Beaufort, South Carolina region. Gullah Tours explores the places, history, and stories that are relevant to the rich and varied contributions made by Black Charlestonians. IAAM Members receive $5 off tours. Please call (843) 763-7551 to make your reservation. Must present IAAM membership card upon arrival.  

Ibu Movement – 10% Off Purchase

  • The Ibu Movement expands markets for global women artisans and helps to build their capacity for success with structural enhancements such as workspace and training. In collaboration with our artisan partners, we bring you bold, elegant, powerful handmade luxury. When you shop or donate to Ibu, you support women in real and life-changing ways. IAAM Members will receive 10% off their purchase when they present their membership card at our King Street Showroom.

Mills House Hotel – 10% Off Room Rate

  •  Find us in Charleston’s vibrant downtown! We’re within a half-mile of King Street, Rainbow Row, Charleston City Market, and Joe Riley Waterfront Park. The College of Charleston is a ten-minute drive and the International African Museum is a mile away. Enjoy a daily yoga class, dinner at the Iron Rose Restaurant & Courtyard, and coffee at The Black Door Café. IAAM Members can use code 3380785 to enjoy 10% off a guest room.

South Carolina Aquarium – $15 Off Aquarium Membership  

  • The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research and by providing an exceptional visitor experience. IAAM Members can use code IAAM24MEM to enjoy $15 off any general membership (valid through 12/31/2024). This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to the purchase of an Angelfish membership or giving society. IAAM Members can also make this purchase at Aquarium Admissions by showing their IAAM membership card and photo ID. 

Tipsy Lady Cocktails– 20% Off Online Purchases Until April 30, 2024  

  • Founded by Charleston resident Toni Gilliard who envisioned the Tipsy Lady while visiting rum factories in Barbados. She created her canned cocktail line emphasizing elegance, style, and femininity. Enjoy ready-to-drink Caribbean-inspired cocktails in flavors like Rum Punch, Mojito, and Sunrise Mimosa. IAAM members receive 20% off until the end of April for online store purchases using promo code IAAM.