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Explorer Membership

1 Year: $120 or 2 Years: $230

CA Teacher discount available

  • Admission for up to 2 adults & all household children under 18
  • 2 personalized member cards
  • Free admission for 1 guest on weekends
  • 4 guest passes per year
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounted or free admission to ticketed public programs
  • 10% off California Time Traveler Summer Camp
  • 10% off at the Museum Store* & Gold Rush Grille 
  • Reciprocal benefits at over 1,700 institutions across North America through Time Travelers & North American Reciprocal Museums Association including the de Young Museum, Walt Disney Family Museum, California State Railroad Museum, & California Automobile Museum.**
  • 100% tax-deductible
  • Save $10.00 on a two-year membership
  • 10% Senior discount available for anyone 65 + years of age. Please apply the following code at checkout: SENIOR10
  • Add a Cub Club Bundle at checkout when purchasing your Individual, Traveler, or Explorer membership.
  • To add a Cub Club Bundle to your existing membership, fill out the application & submit payment on the Cub Club Bundle page.
To sign up, complete the form below & submit payment on next screen.

*No stacking discounts; excludes consignment and clearance items.

**Effective Nov. 15, 2021, SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity no longer honors reciprocal admission from members of NARM museums within a 15 mile radius. Effective Sept. 15, 2016, Crocker Art Museum no longer honors reciprocal admission from members of NARM museums within a 15 mile radius. The California Museum does not extended NARM reciprocal admission to members of institutions that restrict its members, or on fundraising and ticketed events. 

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    By submitting a membership application, you agree to the terms and conditions below:
    • California Hall of Fame, ticketed and fundraising events are not included in benefits.
    • Memberships are a tax-deductible charitable contribution and not refundable.
    • Memberships are not transferable, and only members listed on your application are entitled to receive benefits.
    • Please be prepared to show your member card and a valid ID at time of admission.
    • Replacement physical cards are available for $5.00 each. Please call (916) 653-1771 Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to request a replacement card.
    • You agree to receive emails from the Museum notifying you and your additional members of member events and acknowledge your information will not be shared with other organizations.