Become a San Diego History Center Member

Our work is driven by the support of our members. With your support, we can fulfill our mission to connect people with our shared past through preserving, educating, and promoting the rich stories of the San Diego community.

You support enables us to:

  • Enhance and preserve the San Diego History Center and Junípero Serra Museum
  • Present award-winning exhibitions and public programs focused on our region’s unique stories
  • Provide educational resources for students including School in the Park
  • Deliver public and educational programs that reach over 150,000 families/students
  • Preserve millions of historic artifacts and archival collections for future generations to enjoy

Membership Levels & Benefits

Community Club 250 Premier Founders Circle
$120 $250 $500 $1000+
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Unlimited complimentary admission to the San Diego History Center,Research Archives & Junípero Serra Museum
Guest passes to share 4 6 8 10
Discount on Research Archives services
Invitations to members-only events and exhibition previews
Subscription to The Journal of San Diego History
Subscription to San Diego History Center NOW! e-newsletter newsletter keeping you informed of current events & exhibitions
Reciprocal admission to hundreds of museums across the country
North American Reciprocal Museum Association
Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums
Free admission or discounts for San Diego History Center premium programs & events
15% off at the San Diego History Center Museum Store
The Big Exchange Reciprocal membership with 30 other San Diego arts & cultural organizations in the month of May. Benefits vary annually
San Diego History Center commemorative pin
Smithsonian Affiliate membership benefits Includes Smithsonian Magazine, discounts at Smithsonian gift shops, restaurants,& catalogs. Members-only travel programs, study tours & special events. Smithsonian Affiliate
One-time, behind-the-scenes tour for up to four visitors at the San Diego History Center & Research Archives
Balboa Park: Jewel of San Diego DVD
10% off facility rentals at the San Diego History Center & Junípero Serra Museum
Special individualized benefits for our Founders see Founders Benefits

Membership Levels

Make History by Joining The Founders Circle

Founders Circle members provide greater support for the museum’s exhibitions, public programs, educational outreach, and publications. Being a part of the exclusive Founders Circle means that you directly help preserve and grow our programs and our extensive collections for future generations.

Founders Circle Levels

In addition to receiving all of the premier member benefits, Founder’s Circle members will also receive:

  • Exclusive parties and one-of-a-kind events for Founder’s Circle members (based on level)
  • Special invitations to History Center programs including VIP receptions
  • Special recognition throughout the year
  • One 11”x14” printed historic photo from our photo archives
  • 20% discount in the San Diego History Center Store
  • Tax write-offs commensurate with level of givin

Looking for a Digital Option?

Friend $50 | Join Now

History Center Friends stay up to date and recieve digital publications for 1 year!
Stay informed about current events & exhibitions with the San Diego History Center NOW! e-newsletter, recieve exclusive invitations, and enjoy digital subscriptions to The Journal of San Diego and The Times publication.

Four easy ways to join!

  • Online: Choose from the membership options above
  • Call: 619-232-6203 X126 or e-mail [email protected]
  • 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