Membership at the San Diego Natural History Musuem

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Membership FAQs

Do members receive free admission to special ticketed exhibitions like Real Pirates and The Discovery of King Tut?

There is an additional charge for all special exhibitions. Members receive a significant discount on their tickets. Ticket prices can be found at Real Pirates and The Discovery of King Tut.


How much of my membership is tax deductible?

General Membership
Category Cost Tax-deductible Portion
Student $25 $13.30
Senior $35 $23.30
Dual Senior $55 $31.60
Individual $55 $8.20
Grandparents $70 $23.20
Family $70 $23.20

Is the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center or the Birch Aquarium included in my ASTC Passport Program (available at the Family/Grandparent membership and above)?

No, cards are NOT honored at institutions within 90 miles of the science center where the membership was purchased. Cards are also not honored at institutions within 90 miles of the cardholder’s residence. (This is the policy of ASTC, not the San Diego Natural History Museum.)


Where can I sign up to become a museum member?

 Join here today or call 619.255.0275


Do you share my e-mail address or postal address with anyone?

Your e-mail address will never be traded or released to any outside organization. On occasion, we do share our mailing list with like-minded groups. If you prefer that we do not share your mailing address, please contact the membership office.


How do I contact the membership office?

The membership office is open Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM. Phone: 619.255.0275, you can also contact us online.


How do I find out which science centers are included in the ASTC passport program?

Go online to http://www.astc.org/sciencecenters/find_scicenter.htm


How do I purchase a gift of membership?

Contact the membership office.
619.255.0275
Online


How do I renew my membership?

Contact the membership office or go online to https://tickets.sdnhm.org/public/default.asp If this is the first time you have accessed your online account, you will need a temporary login name and password.


How do I update my address, e-mail and phone number?

Contact the membership office or go online to https://tickets.sdnhm.org/public/default.asp If this is the first time you have accessed your online account, you will need a temporary login name and password.


How long does my membership last?

Memberships run from one year from the date that you purchased the card.


I lost my card. How do I get a new one?

Contact the membership office and we’ll send you replacement cards.


I received my membership card, but my spouse did not receive his/hers. What should I do?

Contact the membership office and we’ll send you replacement cards.


My membership cards and thank-you letter never arrived. What should I do?

Contact the membership office and we’ll send you replacement cards.


When should I receive my membership cards?

Cards and letters will be mailed to you within three weeks of your purchase.


What are the benefits of becoming a museum member?

Join now and visit all year long—for free! It's a wonderful way to spend time with the family or entertain out-of-town guests. Plus, a membership pays for itself in just a couple of visits!


Who can purchase a senior membership?

Persons who are 62 years of age and above qualify for senior membership. To purchase a dual senior membership, one person must be 62 or older.


Who is included in my family membership?

Two adults and children under the age of 18 living in the same household.


Who is included in my grandparents’ membership?

Two grandparents and grandchildren under the age of 18.


Why don’t you give membership cards to children?

Children under 18 are included in their parents’ or grandparents’ memberships. They do not need a separate card.


How do I log in to the website?

Are you a Museum member? If so, you already have an account.
Please use the e-mail address you provided the Museum when you joined as your login name. Click "Forgot password?" and a link will open with instructions to set your password. Make sure your pop-ups are not blocked in your web browser. All member discounts will be applied automatically after you have logged into your account and are completing your order.