Become a Member

What does it mean to become a Member of the Museum?

families in nature summer batsMembers’ dues help support Museum programs and further our Mission to Connect People with Nature and Inspire Stewardship of the Natural World. Our programs include gathering, preserving and promoting natural history collections; offering both guided museum tours and hands-on environmental science education in local wild lands for school groups; providing lectures and classes for lifelong learners with world-class speakers, researchers, and artists; year-round families in nature events; offering environmentally-based summer camps; and presenting dynamic, special natural history exhibits throughout the year.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Student/Senior ($15)  Free admission to the Museum, discounts on Museum programs, invitations to members-only preview exhibitions and receptions, and a 10% discount on purchases at the Museum store.

Individual Membership ($35) In addition to the above, one single-use guest pass.

Family Membership ($50) In addition to the individual member benefits, an additional single-use guest pass.

Friend Membership ($100) In addition to the individual member benefits, a total of four single-use guest passes, plus a reusable bag with the Museum logo.

Pat & Kirk Smith Club ($250) In addition to the individual member benefits, a total of six single-use guest passes and a copy of Frank Perry’s book Lighthouse Point: Reflections on Monterey Bay.

Humphrey Pilkington Club ($500) In addition to the individual member benefits, a total of eight single-use guest passes and a private behind the-scenes tour of the Museum collections.

Laura Hecox Club ($1,000) In addition to the individual member benefits, a total of ten single-use guest passes and an exclusive Museum trip.

We are proud to promote the local Business Members that enjoy supporting the Museum throughout the year.  In addition to membership, we also offer businesses the opportunity to show their support for the Museum through sponsorships. For more information on sponsorships, please visit our sponsorship page.  

Business Membership Levels and Benefits

Business Membership ($100)
In addition to Individual member benefits, a total of four single-use guest passes, plus acknowledgement on our website and monthly in our eNewsletter.

Sustaining Business ($200)
In addition to Business membership benefits, publicity for your business via a hyperlink to your business on the Museum website.

Some employers have matching contribution programs – check with your human resources department for more information.

Print the Membership Form if you wish to mail it in.

You can also join or renew online using the below form: