Inspire thousands with your membership

As a member, you'll enjoy discounts on speaker series, 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 over 10,000 students each year

Free school field trips for over 10,000 students each year

Education programming such as Science Saturdays and Community Science, offered free of charge

Education programming such as Science Saturdays and Community Science, offered free of charge

Quality care for the Museum’s extensive collection

Quality care for the Museum’s extensive collection

Dynamic special exhibitions

Dynamic special exhibitions

Public speaker series on science, art, and culture

Public speaker series on science, art, and culture

Education and interpretation of the monarch overwintering site, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Education and interpretation of the monarch overwintering site, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary


  • The museum provides [our daughter] with a never-ending amount of information that shapes her views, and feeds her curiosity, entices her senses and opens her eyes and heart about what makes the world so uniquely beautiful, delicate and intricate. We believe that fostering that sense of wonder and amazement about the world is a legacy worth building...
    — Vania F.
  • The natural history museum is a jewel in our community.
    — Debbie & Paul B.
  • The role the PG Museum plays in science education today is invaluable to young children and adults alike in Central California.
    — Marc & Susan R.
  • I frequently visited PGMNH in the 1960s where I gained a life-long love of natural history, eventually becoming a scientist. I joined to help the museum continue efforts to inspire people, young and old, to care about the natural world.
    — Mary Y.
  • The Museum provides a rich resource of exhibits, programs and staff to deepen knowledge and stir curiosity. I value their educational outreach.
    — Elayne A.
  • My wife and I feel museums like the PGMNH are a treasure trove of knowledge about the natural world around us that abounds in the Monterey Peninsula area.
    — Gregor C.
  • The museum is a magical place!
    — Lori R.

Member Levels and Benefits

All member benefits:

  • Unlimited admission

  • Monthly e-newsletter

  • Invitation to member exclusive events

  • Discounted tickets to Hardcore Natural History

  • Discounts on merchandise and special events, discounts for Night Owl events

$45 Individual (fully tax deductible) - Click here

All member benefits, plus:

  • All membership benefits for one adult

  • 10% discount in the Museum Store

  • 1 single use guest pass

  • Discounts on education classes

$65 Dual Membership (fully tax deductible) - Click here

All member benefits, plus:

  • All membership benefits for two adults

  • 10% discount in the Museum Store

  • 2 single use guest passes

  • Discounts on education classes

$100 Family (fully tax deductible) - click here

All member benefits, plus:

  • All membership benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren, ages 17 and under

  • Savings on Museum education programs, including summer camps

  • 20% discount in Museum Store

  • 2 transferable guest passes

  • Discount on birthday parties and facility rentals

$250 Sponsor (fully tax deductible) - click here

All member benefits, plus:

  • All membership benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren, ages 17 and under

  • Savings on Museum education programs, including summer camps

  • 20% discount in the Museum Store

  • 4 transferable guest passes

  • Discount on birthday parties and facility rentals

$500 Patron - click here

All member benefits, plus:

  • All membership benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren, ages 17 and under

  • Savings on Museum education programs, including summer camps

  • 20% discount in the Museum Store

  • 6 transferable guest passes

  • Discount on birthday parties and facility rentals

Monarch Society

$1,000 Curator’s Circle - click here

All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to exclusive Monarch Society event

$2,500 Director’s Circle - click here

All Curator's Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to Annual exclusive Curator-led tour

Junior Naturalist

$45 - click here

The Junior Naturalist Club is the Museum's exciting membership offering for children aged 7-12! The club promotes discovery and enjoyment of the natural world, while encouraging curiosity and exploration in its members. The club meets each month -- typically every second Saturday -- for an 'excursion' during which members will investigate a unique local ecosystem or animal. Excursions will be led and supervised by Museum education staff, and will range in length from 1-3 hours. These monthly excursions are limited to Junior Naturalist Club members only.