Explorer Membership
1 Year: $120 or 2 Years: $230

Memberships will be processed as soon as it is safe for staff to return to our administrative offices, and expiration dates on new and renewed memberships will be extended accordingly.

Visit the COVID-19 page for more information and updates on our temporary closure. For questions or assistance, contact the membership department at membership@californiamuseum.org. Thank you!

  • Admission for up to 4 adults & all household children 18 & under
  • 4 personalized member cards
  • Free admission for 1 guest on weekends
  • 4 guest passes
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Invitations to members only events & exhibit openings
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store & Gold Rush Grille 
  • Reciprocal benefits at over 1,100 institutions across North America through Time Travelers & North American Reciprocal Museums Association including the de Young Museum, Walt Disney Family Museum, California State Railroad Museum, California Automobile Museum & over 900 more*
  • 100% tax-deductible
  • $10.00 discount on 2 year membership
To sign up, complete the form below & submit payment on next screen.

*Effective Sept. 15, 2016, Crocker Art Museum no longer honors reciprocal admission from members of NARM museums within a 15 mile radius. The California Museum does not extended NARM reciprocal admission to members of institutions that restrict its members, or on fundraising and ticketed events. 

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Terms & Conditions

By submitting a membership application, you agree to the terms and conditions below:

  • California Hall of Fame, ticketed and fundraising events are not included in benefits.
  • Memberships are a tax-deductible charitable contribution and not refundable.
  • Memberships are not transferable, and only members listed on your application are entitled to receive benefits.
  • Please be prepared to show your member card and a valid ID at time of admission.
  • Replacement cards are available for $5.00 each. Please call (916) 653-1771 Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to request a replacement card.
  • You agree to receive emails from the Museum notifying you of member events and acknowledge your information will not be shared with other organizations.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member, however you must agree to terms and conditions to submit an application.