Membership

Become a member of Planet Word! Members of our Word Association support the museum’s mission — to inspire and renew a love of words, language, and reading — while also enjoying exclusive benefits and special access to programs and events.

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General Memberships

Dual | $75

  • Invitations to members-only events and programs
  • Members-only presale, which gives you the ability to purchase or reserve two tickets per event for select programs
  • Priority seating for two people at select programs, per event (must RSVP)
  • 10% discount at the gift shop, Present Perfect
  • 10% discount at the restaurant, Immigrant Food+

Household | $125

All of the benefits of the Dual level, plus:

  • Members-only presale, which gives you the ability to purchase or reserve four tickets per event for select programs
  • Priority seating for four people at select programs, per event (must RSVP)
  • Invitation for four people to attend pre-event programming to meet a speaker

Orator | $250

All of the benefits of the Household level, plus:

  • Members-only presale, which gives you the ability to purchase or reserve six tickets per event for select programs
  • Priority seating for six people at select programs, per event (must RSVP)
  • Free member-exclusive giveaway item

Author | $500

All of the benefits of the Orator level, plus:

  • Members-only presale, which gives you the ability to purchase or reserve eight tickets per event for select programs
  • Priority seating for eight people at select programs, per event (must RSVP)
  • Invitations to special VIP events and meet-the-speaker opportunities

Reader | $1,000

All of the benefits of the Author level, plus:

  • Members-only presale, which gives you the ability to purchase or reserve ten tickets per event for select programs
  • Priority seating for ten people at select programs, per event (must RSVP)
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Memberships are a non-refundable, non-transferable donation to the museum. As a nonprofit organization, Planet Word relies on membership to continue providing immersive language experiences, outstanding programs, and fun learning opportunities. 

  • Did you know?

    Perhaps ironically, the word “sesquipedalophobia” means “the fear of long words.”
  • Did you know?

    “Contronyms” are words that contain multiple meanings that are complete opposites of each other. For example, “oversight” means both “the action of overseeing something” and “a failure to notice something.”
  • Did you know?

    There are over 7,000 languages worldwide, but more than half the world’s population speaks only 23 of these languages.
  • Did you know?

    The first entirely artificial language was the Lingua Ignota, a private mystical cant recorded in the 12th century by St. Hildegard of Bingen.
  • Did you know?

    The 10 most-used letters in English are E, A, R, I, O, T, N, S, L, and C.
  • Did you know?

    Eels, llamas, and aardvarks, ooh my! In English, there are only four letters that appear as double letters at the beginning of a word: A, E, L, and O.
  • Did you know?

    A “deipnosophist” is a person who’s really good at making conversation at the dinner table.
  • How do you get a dog to stop eating your books?

    Take the words right out of its mouth!
  • What's the difference between a cat and a comma?

    A cat has claws at the end of its paws, but a comma’s a pause at the end of a clause.
  • The past, the present, and the future walk into a bar...

    It was tense.
  • Is there a word that uses all the vowels including y?

    Unquestionably.
  • Riddle me this

    What did the intransitive verb say when told it was pretty? (Answer: Nothing. Intransitive verbs can’t take complements.)
  • Riddle me this

    What does an island and the letter T have in common? (Answer: They’re both in the middle of water.)
  • Riddle me this

    What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? (Answer: Short)
  • Riddle me this

    What starts with an e, ends with an e, and contains just one letter? (Answer: An envelope!)
  • Riddle me this

    What begins with a t, ends with a t, and has t in it? (Answer: A teapot!)
  • Riddle me this

    What’s in centuries, hours, and years, but not minutes, days, or seconds? (Answer: The letter R!)
  • Quote them on it

    “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx
  • Quote them on it

    “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” — Zadie Smith
  • Quote them on it

    “If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” — Toni Morrison
  • Quote them on it

    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only once.” — George R.R. Martin
  • Quote them on it

    “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela