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

Stay Connected

Join a community that embraces all that is wild, weird, and wonderful about Santa Cruz County. Our members receive early access, discounts, and behind-the-scenes looks to everything we do.

Support the MAH

Your membership helps the MAH bring people together around art, history, and culture by supporting our exhibitions, archive, and events.

Learn & Explore

From educational resources to exhibitions to podcasts, as a MAH Member, you have access to it all. Come uncover the stories and histories of Santa Cruz County.

Choose Your Level to Join or Renew

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


  • Unlimited museum entry for two adults
  • Enjoy access to select Downtown Discounts*
  • Get into MAH events for free (or discounted!)


  • Everything in Friend plus:
  • Bring your family** for unlimited museum entry
  • Bring a guest to the MAH for free


  • Everything in Family plus:
  • Special partner promotions***
  • Bring two guests to the MAH for free

Director's Circle


Join the Director's Circle, a small group of creative influencers who ignite our vision of building a stronger, more connected community. Members of the Director's Circle are our most loyal and passionate supporters at the MAH. These generous donors recognize that art and history are integral to the quality of life in Santa Cruz County.

More Ways to Support

Become a Corporate Member

Sign up for a corporate membership at the MAH to join a cohort of local businesses working to support the museum and create lasting memories for their employees and customers.

Learn More

Support the MAH through individual giving. Your generosity enables us to maintain our collections, develop and produce exhibits, and present inspiring and educational programs.

Make a Donation


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.

Membership discounts

The Family Membership level and above include up to two adults and four children under the age of 18.

Use your special promotional code at participating businesses listed below to claim special partner promotions around Santa Cruz.

Please email for your promotional code.

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At the Fan level and above, you can visit over 1,000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association.

NARM is there for you no matter where you are across the nation but check out some of our favorites you could visit today...

  • Oakland Museum for groundbreaking exhibitions and radical stories of California's voices
  • The de Young Museum for an amazing painting collection and beautiful views of Golden Gate Park
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for an unexpected adventure in visual and performing arts
  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art for cutting edge exhibitions in the heart of downtown
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center to explore the wonders of our ocean and take in the beauty of the waves

Discover all participating museums here.

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

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

Yes, the MAH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation or membership is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The MAH's tax ID is 94-2718861.

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!