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.


  • Visit museum for free
  • Downtown Discounts (see FAQ for details)
  • Get into MAH events for free (or discounted!)

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


  • Everything in Bridge Builder plus:
  • Recognition on the MAH website and in the annual report.
  • Invitation for two to the annual Director’s Luncheon
  • Complimentary tickets to annual gala or special event


  • Everything in Igniter plus:
  • Private curator-led tour for up to ten*


  • Everything in Influencer plus:
  • Opportunity to underwrite a MAH exhibition**

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.

  • 15% off at Cat. Cloud. Companion. 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 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.

The Dual/ Family Membership level and above include up to two adults and four kids 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!