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Receive one FREE visit to each Specially-Ticketed Exhibition

Enjoy unlimited free general admission, store and restaurant discounts, and so much more.
Member Events: Be the first to discover a new exhibition. Receive special invitations to exclusive events including previews of world-class exhibitions!

Give the Gift of Membership! Bowers Membership is a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions. Purchase any level of Membership as a gift.

Click to Become a Member Today! Download Membership Benefits Chart (pdf)

You can join or renew online, phone, email, fax, and onsite at the Bowers and Kidseum!

Exclusive Member Benefits

narm logoMember Pricing at 945 other institutions with NARM

Join at a Contributor Level Membership or higher to receive Membership to the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM), which provides reciprocal member benefits to over 945 Institutions in North America!

Some local organizations include: MUZEO Museum and Cultural Center, Orange County Museum of Art, and Ocean Institute.

List of NARM Participating Institutions

Take advantage of your Member Benefits:

Free Admission & Special Access

  • One year of free general admission to Bowers Museum
  • One year of free general admission to Kidseum
  • Complimentary ticket(s) (one visit) to each Specially-Ticketed Exhibition
  • Invitations to Exclusive Member Events

Programs, Information & Discounts

  • Discount in Bowers Gallery Store
  • Discount at Tangata Restaurant
  • Discounts on Museum Programs, Films, Workshops & Camps

Bonus

  • Opportunity to purchase an annual parking pass ($20, concurrent with membership)

Individual-Level Membership

Individual (One Year) - $50.00

Join or Renew ($25 is tax deductible)

Includes All benefits listed above for one person. One membership card is provided. Children are not included in this level of membership.

Senior, Student & Teacher-Level Membership

Seniors, Students & Teachers (Dual, One Year) - $60.00

Seniors - Join or Renew Student - Join or Renew

Student Single Level- Join or Renew Teachers - Join or Renew ($10 is tax deductible)

Includes All benefits listed above for two person(s). Two membership card is provided. Available to seniors age 62 and over (with proof of age), Second cardholder does not need to be a senior, student or teacher.

Dual Adult Membership - Limited Time Offer

Dual Adult Membership (One Year) - $75.00

Join or Renew ($25 is tax deductible)

Includes All benefits listed above for two people. Two membership cards are provided. Children are not included in this level of membership.
Available only until Dec. 16th

Family-Level Membership

Family & Friends (One Year) - $96.00

Join or Renew ($46 is tax deductible)

Includes All benefits listed above for two person(s). PLUS up to four children (age 18 and under). Two membership cards are provided.

Contributor-Level Membership

Contributor (One Year) - $200.00

Join or Renew($130 is tax deductible)

Includes All benefits of the Family-level membership PLUS: A FREE catalogue selected by Bowers staff, two complimentary one day guest passes (not for use during specially-ticketed exhibitions), and membership to the North American Reciprocal Museum Program(NARM) which provides free or reduced admission to over 896 museum. Please for the list of participating museums. Click Here

Patron-Level Membership

Patron (One Year) - $600.00

Join or Renew ($510 is tax deductible)

Includes All benefits of the Contributor-level membership PLUS: Complimentary Annual Parking Pass, recognition in the members newsletter, invitations to select champagne receptions for new exhibitions and special programs, two additional complimentary one day guest passes ( not for use during specially-ticketed exhibitions, 4 total), 20% discount in Gallery Store.

Fellows-Level Membership

Fellows (One Year) - $1,200.00

Join or Renew ($1100 is tax deductible)

Includes all benefits of the Patron-level membership PLUS: Unlimited entry to specially-ticketed exhibitions for person(s) named on membership card(s), invitations to private champagne receptions for new exhibitions and special programs, invitations to distinguished lectures and unique (one of a kind) travel opportunities, periodic email communication from the president featuring Behind the Scenes at Bowers, two additional complimentary one day guest passes (not for use during specially-ticketed exhibitions, 6 total).

President's Circle-Level Membership

President's Circle (One Year) - $5,000.00

Join or Renew ($4900 is tax deductible)

Includes all benefits of the Fellows-level membership PLUS: Opportunity to attend a private curatorial tour and luncheon for six people with the President, opportunity to host and event at the museum with a discounted rental fee, a second FREE exhibition catalogue selected by Bowers staff, on Family-level gift membership, recognition on the museum's atrium screens, two additional complimentary one day guest passes (not for use during specially-ticketed exhibitions, 8 total).


To join, renew, or give the gift of membership please click a membership level above.

Personalized Membership Card

are your passport to the world's finest arts and cultures.

Unlimited FREE Admission

for Person(s) named on membership cards to Bowers Permanent Collection. Non-Specially Ticketed Exhibitions and Kidseum, our interactive children's museum

2 FREE Tickets

to Specially Ticketed Exhibitions (Individual level one FREE ticket)
* does not included Limited Engagement Events

10% Discount In Gallery Store

each time you shop, plus member-only specials (Patron members and above receive 20% discount).

Public Program Discounts

Enrich your life with discounts on museum classes, lectures, films, workshops and camps

Passport

Stay informed with a free subscription to Bowers quarterly newsletter PASSPORT

Member Only Events

Invitations to connect with other members through exlusive exhibition receptions, preview days, and additional unique opportunities.

Opportunity to Join

one of the Bowers Affiliate Councils. For a complete list
click here!

Parking Pass

Opportunity to purchase a Member Parking Pass or Parking Pass Plus.

*Some restrictions may apply to specially ticketed exhibitions.


Download Membership Application

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A portion of your annual membership fee may be tax deductible and plays a vital role in bringing educational programs and special exhibitions to the Bowers Museum and Southern California. You can increase your benefits by becoming a Fellow. Please contact the Bowers membership department at (714) 567-3639 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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