Renew or Upgrade


Thank you for your continued support as a member of the San Diego History Center. You are one of many people who support the continued preservation of our community’s rich history, the conservation and display of our invaluable historic collections and education programs for City and County schoolchildren to learn about our history.

Four easy ways to renew!

  • Online:  Select the Membership of your choice, and level of Membership below, and click on the associated $ value.
  • Call: 619-232-6203 X121 or e-mail
  • Mail: Print the attached form, and mail to Membership Department 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, San Diego, CA 92101 Membership Form (pdf)
  • On site: At the History Center in Balboa Park or the Serra Museum in Presidio Park

General Benefits of Membership

General Memberships

  1-Year 2-Year Tax deductible amount

  • All of the benefits of the Family/Household membership above
  • Museum hospitality for up to two adult guests
  • A total of four guest passes
  • Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums
  • Free subscription to San Diego Magazine




$94 per year


Family / Household

  • All of the benefits of the Individual membership above
  • Two membership cards
  • Museum admission for immediate dependents or grandchildren under age 18
  • Free subscription the Journal of San Diego History
$75 $125 $60 per year

  • All of the general benefits and one membership card
$50 $85 $50 per year

  • All of the benefits of the Indiviudal membership
  • Content specifically tailored for educators delivered to your inbox.

Must be affiliated with a school or district

$25   Not Available $25 per year


Leadership Circle Memberships 

1-Year Tax deductible amount
Scholar’s Circle

$275  $242 per year
Curator’s Circle

  • All of the benefits of the Scholar’s Circle membership
  • A total of eight guest passes
  • One-time behind-the-scenes tour conducted by San Diego History Center staff
$500 $467 per year
Director’s Circle

  • All of the benefits of the Curator’s Circle membership
  • A total of ten guest passes
  • One 11x14 printed historic photo display for your home or business
  • Museum hospitality for up to four adult guests
$1,000  $892 per year
Chairman’s Circle

  • All of the benefits of the Director’s Circle membership
  • A total of 12 guest passes
$2,500 $2,387 per year


Affiliated Libraries and Institutions 

1-Year Tax deductible amount
Affiliated Libraries and Institutions

  • The San Diego History Center offers memberships for libraries and institutions whose aim is to offer copies of our Journal of San Diego History and The Times newsletter for public use and access.
$100  $85 per year

Your membership contribution, in excess of fair market value, is deductible according to IRS regulations. You may elect to decline membership benefits, which makes your gift fully deductible. San Diego History Center is a non-profit cultural, educational, and charitable corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.

For more information:  Membership Benefits. If you have additional questions, contact membership services at 619-232-6203 x121 or or visit our membership FAQ page: Membership FAQs.