Become a Member or Renew

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

The best way to experience the MAH is by becoming a member!

Explore below to find the right membership for you, or easily renew into our NEW Levels with just a few clicks!

Basic Membership ($60-999), Director’s Circle ($1,000+), Corporate Membership ($1,000+)

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(Plus a BIG THANK YOU for all of your continued support)

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Stay Connected

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

Support the MAH

  • Your membership helps the MAH bring people together around art, history, and culture by supporting our exhibitions, programs, and publications.

Learn & Explore

  • From education and outreach activities to special events and community celebrations, as a MAH Member, you have access to it all.

Choose Your Membership

Click on your level (Friend, Family, Fan) to select New, Renew, or Gift.

Friend ($60)

  • Unlimited museum entry for two adults
  • Access to select Downtown Discounts*
  • Get into MAH events for free (or discounted!)
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Family ($80)

  • Unlimited museum entry for two adults
  • Access to select Downtown Discounts*
  • Get into MAH events for free (or discounted!)
  • Bring your family** for unlimited museum entry
  • Bring a guest to the MAH for free
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Fan ($125-$999)

  • Unlimited museum entry for two adults
  • Access to select Downtown Discounts*
  • Get into MAH events for free (or discounted!)
  • Bring your family** for unlimited museum entry
  • Special partner promotions***
  • Bring two guests to the MAH for free
  • Go to exclusive exhibition previews, artist talks, and other behind-the-scenes events
  • Visit 1000+ museums nationwide for free
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“The MAH is what a vibrant community-in-process looks like.”

Caitlin Brune — Member

More Ways to Support

Join the Director's Circle
Join 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.
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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.

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Membership FAQ

To find out if you have a valid, membership contact the MAH membership team at membership@santacruzmah.org.

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

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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 membership@santacruzmah.org 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 can also renew at any time in person at the front desk. Questions? Get in touch at membership@santacruzmah.org

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

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 donations to committees and more.