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Explorer Membership (Teacher)

1 Year: $96 (discounted from $120) or 2 Years: $184 (discounted from $230)

  • 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 $24 as a California K-12 Educator for a 1-year membership relative to regular pricing.
  • Save $46 as a California K-12 Educator for a 2-year membership relative to regular pricing.

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*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. 

    Primary Member Contact Information


    School Information
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    Additional Member Information


    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.