Become a Member or Renew

One of the best ways to get involved at the MAH is to become a member. Join today and enjoy unlimited free admission, special viewing access, exclusive programming, and other benefits.

Membership Levels

Select a level below to join, renew, or give a gift membership.

Friend ($60)

  • Unlimited museum entry for two adults
  • Access to select downtown discounts*
  • Get into MAH events for free (or discounted!)

    *See FAQs below

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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

    *See FAQs below
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Fan ($125–999)

  • Unlimited museum entry for two adults
  • Access to select downtown discounts* (see FAQs below)
  • 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

    *See FAQs below
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Igniter ($1,000–2,499)

PART OF THE DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE
Includes Fan Membership Benefits, PLUS:

• Recognition on the MAH website and in the annual report

• Invitation for two to annual Director’s Luncheon

• Two complimentary tickets to annual gala or special event

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Influencer ($2,500–4,999)

PART OF THE DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE
Includes Fan Membership Benefits, PLUS:

• Recognition on the MAH website and in annual report

• Invitation for two to the annual Director’s Luncheon

• Private curator-led tour for up to ten*

• Four complimentary tickets to annual gala or special even

*Advance reservation required.

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Innovator ($5,000+)

PART OF THE DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE
Includes Fan Membership Benefits, PLUS:

• Recognition on the MAH website and the annual report

• Invitation for two to the annual Director’s Luncheon

• Private curator-led tour for up to ten*

• Six complimentary tickets to annual gala or special event

• Opportunity to underwrite a MAH exhibition**

*Advance reservation required.

**Some restrictions apply

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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, discounts, and behind-the-scenes looks at what we do.

Support the MAH

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

Learn & Explore

  • From education and outreach activities to special events and community celebrations, as a MAH member you get access to it.

Other Ways to Support

Join the Director's Circle
Join a small group of the MAH's most loyal and passionate supporters who recognize that art and history are integral to the quality of life in Santa Cruz County and receive exclusive benefits year-round.
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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 FAQs

To find out if you have a valid membership, please 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.

Membership discounts oct 22

Our Family level and above memberships 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.

Membership discounts oct 26

At the Fan level and above memberships, 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.

MAH Member Downtown Discounts

Membership discounts oct 22

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

Not Ready to Become a Member Yet?

There are many ways to get involved with the MAH, from volunteering to donating to participating in events and more.