Membership

Become a Member

Inspire thousands with your membership

Gift a Membership

As a member, you'll enjoy discounts on lectures, classes, summer camps, a free subscription to our Museum newsletter, a Museum Store discount and more. Review our membership benefits for more information. You'll also make a major contribution to the education of children and to the culture of the community. Your membership helps the Museum inspire thousands of visitors each year by supporting: 

  • Free school field trips for nearly 4,000 students each year
  • Quality care for the Museum’s extensive collection
  • Public lectures on science, art, and culture
  • Education programming such as Science Saturdays and Citizen Science, offered free of charge
  • Dynamic special exhibitions
  • Education and interpretation of the monarch overwintering site, the Monarch Grove Sanctuary

Member Levels and Benefits

All member benefits:

  • Unlimited admission
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Invitation to member exclusive events
  • Free lectures
  • Discounts on merchandise and special events, discounts for Night Owl events

$45 Individual (fully tax deductible)

All of the above, plus:

  • All membership benefits for one named adult
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 1 single use guest pass
  • Discounts on education classes and birthday parties

$65 Dual Membership (fully tax deductible)

All of the above, plus:

  • All membership benefits for two named adults
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 2 single use guest passes
  • Discounts on education classes and birthday parties

$100 Family (fully tax deductible)

All of the above, plus:

  • All membership benefits for two names adults, plus children or grandchildren, ages 17 and under 
  • 10% Museum education programs including summer camps and CA Naturalist certification program
  • 20% discount in Museum Store
  • 2 transferable guest passes

$250 Sponsor (fully tax deductible)

All of the above, plus:

  • All membership benefits for two named adults, plus children or grandchildren, ages 17 and under 
  • 20% Museum education programs including summer camps and California Naturalist certification program
  • 20% discount in Museum Store
  • 4 transferable guest passes

$500 Patron

All of the above, plus:

  • All membership benefits for two names adults, plus children or grandchildren, ages 17 and under
  • 20% Museum education programs including summer camps and California Naturalist certification program
  • 20% discount in Museum Store
  • 6 transferable guest passes

Monarch Society

$1,000 Curator’s Circle

All of the above plus:

  • Invitation to exclusive Monarch Society event
  • 10% Facility rental discount

$2,500 Director’s Circle

All of the above plus:

  • Invitation to Annual exclusive Curator-led tour