Become a Member or Renew

Get exclusive access to the museum and community events, check out great events just for members, and invest in a more connected and creative Santa Cruz County while you’re at it.

Choose below new, renewal, or gift memberships.

Membership is a Community

“The MAH is what a vibrant community-in-process looks like.”

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Caitlin Brune — Member

Free museum admission

Get inspired and connect with your community. Explore three floors of rotating exhibitions all year long.

Discounts on community events

Mark your calendar and save some dough at one of our signature creative social events.

Be in the know

Find out about special events, opportunities, and new exhibitions before anyone else.

Choose Your Level to Join or Renew

Click on your level to select New, Renew, or Gift.


  • Visit museum for free
  • Get a 10% discount at the gift store
  • Downtown Discounts (see FAQ for details)
  • Get into MAH events for free (or cheap!)

Dual / Family

  • Everything in Individual plus:
  • Bring your family* to the museum for free

Bridge Builder

  • Everything in Dual / Family plus:
  • Bring friends for free with guest passes
  • Go to exclusive exhibition preview, artist talks, and other behind-the-scenes events
  • Visit 1000+ museums nationwide for free

Community Catalyst

  • Everything in Bridge Builder plus:
  • Get validated parking while you're at the MAH

Change Maker

  • Everything in Community Catalyst plus:
  • Attend the Annual Visionaries Party


  • Everything in Change Maker plus:
  • Get personalized MAH support
  • Design a personalized MAH experience


  • Everything in GLOW plus:


  • Everything in Flame

Director's Circle


Join the Igniter Circle, a small group of creative influencers who ignite our vision of building a stronger, more connected community. You’ll go behind-the-scenes at the MAH, meet other Igniters, and discover exclusive experiences in Santa Cruz County in igniting ways. Guide the future of creativity in our community by voicing your feedback directly to MAH leadership. Feel proud to express your own creativity, civic voice, and commitment to growing community in Santa Cruz County.

Donations are another great way to support the MAH
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To find out if you have a valid, membership contact the MAH membership team at

Show your membership card at participating businesses listed below for select discounts around Downtown Santa Cruz.

  • 15% off at Cat. Cloud. Companion. in Abbott Square Market.
  • 15% off at Blue Bunny Tacos in Abbott Square Market.
  • 10% off at Cafe Roxa Santa Cruz.

When you purchase your membership, you have the option to choose an automatic renewal. You can change your preferences at any time by contacting

Renew your membership right here online by choosing the membership level you'd like above. You an also renew at any time in person at the front desk. Questions? Get in touch at

Yes, the MAH is a 501C3 nonprofit organization, and your donation or membership is fully tax-deductible. The MAH’s tax ID is 94-2718861.

"Bring your family to the museum for free" at the Dual/Family level and above includes two adults and four youth under the age of 17.

At the Bridge Builder level and above, you can visit over 1,000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. Discover all participating museums here.

Not ready to Become a Member Yet?

There are tons of other ways to get involved with the MAH, from volunteering to donating and more!