Join the National Food & Beverage Foundation and become a part of our unique and growing organization. Your support helps us produce new exhibits, programs, special projects, and other special events that keep the Institute interesting and relevant. As a member you receive discounts to most ticketed events of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, and The Museum of the American Cocktail. Please direct any questions, special requests, or member status updates to Kelsey Parris at (504-569-0405) or through email

Membership Special!

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Join or renew in the month of July, and you'll get an extra thank you gift from us! July is a very cocktail themed month here in New Orleans, with the Tales of the Cocktail and MOTAC’s own State of the Art cocktail extravaganza. We'll also be participating in Museum Month this August, so your membership will do double duty in New Orleans and will give you free admission to participating museums around the city!

Join at the Individual Level: One copy of The Museum of the American Cocktail’s Pocket Recipe Guide.

Join at the Friends & Family Level: One copy of Director Liz Williams’s new book,  Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans, and one copy of The Museum of the American Cocktail’s Pocket Recipe Guide.

Join at the Kitchen Cabinet Level: One copy of Cooking Up a Storm by Judy Walker and Marcelle Bienvenu, one copy of Liz Williams’s new book, Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans, and one copy of The Museum of the American Cocktail’s Pocket Recipe Guide.

Membership premiums will be available for pickup at the museum after purchase, or mailed within two weeks. Contact us if you have any questions!

To Purchase a Membership:

Please visit our membership platform, Artful.ly, here (https://www.artful.ly/natfab/store/memberships) to become a member or call 504-267-7490.

Join as a Small Business/Kitchen Cabinet Member for a contribution of $155

You and up to 5 others (adult or a child) will be able to visit the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail at no charge. You will receive free admission to regular weekend programming and a discounted price for other ticketed events. You also receive a 10% discount at the museum shop. We'll also sign you up to receive a special members only e-newsletter to notify you of all programs and special events. 

Join as a Friends and Family Member for a contribution of $90

You and up to 3 others (adult or a child) will be able to visit the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail at no charge. You will receive free admission to regular weekend programming and a discounted price for other ticketed events. You also receive a 10% discount at the museum shop. We'll also sign you up to receive a special members only e-newsletter to notify you of all programs and special events. 

Join as an Individual Member for a contribution of $60

You will be able to visit the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail at no charge. You will receive free admission to regular weekend programming and a discounted price for other ticketed events. You also receive a 10% discount at the museum shop. We'll also sign you up to receive a special members only e-newsletter to notify you of all programs and special events. 

Join as a Hospitality Industry/ Student Member for a contribution of $35

You will be able to visit the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail at no charge. You will receive free admission to regular weekend programming and a discounted price for other ticketed events. You also receive a 10% discount at the museum shop. We'll also sign you up to receive a special members only e-newsletter to notify you of all programs and special events. We will ask for verification that you are a student or in the hospitality industry in order for you to receive this membership.