Membership Gives You Great Benefits

Do you love the Museum of Man? Are you excited about all the different exhibits and fun events we have? Then join or renew your Museum of Man membership today! You’ll not only support what you love but you’ll also join a dynamic, growing community!

Your membership is an important way to help us continue to provide all of the smart, engaging, and fun programs you enjoy, and it comes with some incredible benefits. At all levels, we offer unlimited free general admission, a subscription to our Discovery Newsletter, a 10% discount in the museum store, and discounts on specially ticketed exhibits and events. Members also receive $10 California Tower Tours admission. Benefits are good for one year at the time of enrollment.

If you have trouble completing your purchase or you are making an international contribution, please contact Alexandra Southard at (619) 239-2001, ext.19, or at asouthard@museumofman.org.


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Individual Membership $45

  • One personalized membership card
  • 50% off admission to all Tower After Hours events
  • Free admission to exhibition preview receptions

Student Membership $20

  • One personalized membership card
  • 50% off admission to all Tower After Hours events
  • Free admission to exhibition preview receptions

To verify your student status, please print and complete the online form, submit a copy of your student ID (a clear photograph of your ID will work), and email all documents to membership@museumofman.org.

Family or Grandparent Membership $60

Everything in the Individual membership, plus:

  • Two personalized membership cards and free general admission for all member’s children or grandchildren under 18 years old
  • One free admission ticket to Tower After Hours event
  • Two single-use Membership Day Passes for your guests to enjoy all the perks and discounts of membership, including discounted Tower tours
  • Generous summer camp discount (25% off)

President’s Associate Membership $500

Everything in the Individual, Family, and Sponsor memberships, plus:

  • Two additional free exhibition preview reception passes for your guests (total of four passes)
  • One complimentary Family Gift Membership

Friend Membership $150

Everything in the Individual and Family memberships, plus:

  • Two free exhibition preview reception passes for your guests
  • Smithsonian Affiliate Membership (1 year subscription to the Smithsonian Magazine plus additional benefits and discounts)

Patron Membership $1,200

Everything in the Individual, Family, Friend, Sponsor, and President’s Associate memberships, plus:

  • An additional complimentary Family Gift Membership (total of two)
  • Two additional single-use Membership Day Passes (total of four passes)
  • Invitations to special behind-the-scenes events

Sponsor Membership $275

Everything in the Individual, Family, and Friend memberships, plus:

  • An additional free admission ticket to a Tower After Hours event (total of two tickets)
  • An invitation to a behind-the-scenes tour of exhibits and rarely-seen collections

Los Compadres Membership $5,000

Everything in the Individual, Family, Friend, Sponsor, President’s Associate, and Patron memberships, plus:

  • Personally guided tours of exhibits upon request
  • Special concierge services for all Museum of Man events

To receive your discounts and benefits, please bring and present membership card and identification at the Museum admissions desk. Membership cards can only be used by the person or company named on them.

All memberships can be purchased at the admissions desk, by fax, by phone, by mail, and online. This printable form can be mailed or faxed. Please allow two to three weeks for processing your membership.

Mail your completed membership form to:

Attn: Membership
San Diego Museum of Man
1350 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
Fax: 619-239-2749
membership@museumofman.org

If you have trouble completing your purchase or you are making an international contribution, please contact Alexandra Southard at (619) 239-2001, ext.19, or at asouthard@museumofman.org.