Membership Benefits - Become a Member Today!

Membership in VSA includes a range of resources and professional development opportunities that provide you with access to current research in the field, professional learning opportunities for any stage of your career, and a network of some of the field's most forward thinking professionals.

All membership types provide you with the following benefits:

  • Community Connections - Connect with other visitor studies professionals through focused interest groups (FIGs), VSA member directory, volunteer planning committees, and other networking opportunities.
  • Reduced Rate on professional development activities - Members receive complimentary access to web chats and reduced fees on virtual webinars and workshops.
  • Annual conference discounts - Significantly reduced rates on virtual and in-person conference registrations.
  • Visitor Studies Subscription and Archives Access - Visitor Studies is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality articles focused on visitor research, visitor studies, evaluation studies, and research methodologies.
  • MER Journal Subscription - Through a partnership with the Museum Education Roundtable (MER), receive free access to the Journal of Museum Education.
  • Monthly President Message - Monthly newsletter-style president message containing information on upcoming VSA programs and services, cutting-edge visitor research, and profiles of field innovators.
  • Journal Discounts – 20-50% discounts for individual print subscriptions to numerous Taylor & Francis journals, such as Museum Management and Curatorship and Leisure Sciences.
  • Voting Rights

Members are encouraged to get involved in VSA by serving on committees, task forces, FIG leadership, or the board of directors.  Learn more about committees and related groups, FIGs, and the board and help shape visitor studies!


Membership Types

Category Cost
Full $110
Student* $50
Continuing** $50
Institutional (3-5 Members) $95
Institutional (6-9 Members) $90
Institutional (10+ Members) $85


* Student membership requires evidence of current and active enrollment in a degree granting program. Please email VSA with this information.

** Continuing membership is designed for those who are in a period of career transition, temporarily out of the field, or retired. This is available for one year to those who can benefit from VSA but their employment or economic circumstances make Full membership not an option at this time.


Become a member today!