Membership

For the first time after a five-year renovation, all three OMCA galleries—featuring California art, history, and natural sciences—are open. There’s so much to see and do that you will want to come back again and again.

Find the Membership level that's right for you!

Have it all!
The best benefits package in the Bay Area includes free admission all year long, generous guest privileges, OMCA Store promotions and discounts, Members-only tours, home delivery of our exclusive Member Magazine Inside Out, invitations to Member Previews, and more.

 

The Oakland Museum of California has partnered with several outstanding East Bay restaurants and businesses to offer OMCA Members exclusive discounts.

How do OMCA Perks work?

1) Visit the restaurants and businesses listed below
2) Present your OMCA Membership card at the time of service
3) Receive the exclusive offer

Limited-time Perks:

January 30, 10 am–6 pm only: BAMPFA Grand Opening Member Preview Day
Be among the firs to explore the new building for the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and preview the inaugural exhibition, Architecture of Life before BAMPFA opens to the public. Timed tickets are required for admission and are available starting January 6 at bampfa.org/tickets. Contact membership@museumca.org for your promo code. 

February and March only: Free Admission to BAMPFA
OMCA Members enjoy free gallery admission to the new BAMPFA from February 3, 2016 through March 31, 2016. Simply present your OMCA Membership card at the admissions desk to redeem this offer.

Ongoing perks:

Aurora Theatre Company
$10 off tickets purchased online or at 510-843-4822, use promo code OMCA10. Excludes opening night performances.

Creative Framing
10% off first purchase and 5% off all subsequent purchases.

Crogan's Restaurant
Free appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees.

Friends of the Oakland Art Murmur
20% discount on new memberships.

Galleria Scola
10% off all purchases.

Oakland Symphony
20% discount on tickets purchased online, using discount code OMCA20.

Pho 84
15% off entire bill.

Rick and Ann's Restaurant
10% off entire bill.

Rosenblum Cellars
20% off all wine purchases, $8 wine by the glass and $10 tastings.

Spice Monkey Café & Restaurant
Free glass of wine with purchase of an entrée.

 

Q: How do I update my personal information, report a lost membership card?
A: Please contact the Membership Department. We also welcome your questions and comments regarding your membership. Send an e-mail to membership@museumca.org or call 510-318-8520.

Q: Can family members or friends use my membership card?
A: Membership cards are not transferable. Only the cardholder is entitled to use the card.

Q: Can I bring a guest?
A: Members at all levels can bring a guest with them. Members at the Family level and above receive free museum admission for their children or grandchildren under 18. To receive complimentary admission, each guest must be accompanied by a Member with a current, active membership.

Q: How do I use my guest passes?
A: Each guest pass can be given to a friend or family member and may be used for a one-time free admission during regular museum hours whether or not the member is present. Guest passes do not have an expiration date. Guest passes may not be used for admission to exclusive Member previews or for discounts during Members-only OMCA Store sales.

Q: How many guests can I bring to member previews and receptions?
A: Member previews and receptions are special opportunities for current Members to view exhibitions before they open to the public. Please check your invitation for guest privilege details.

Q: What is a reciprocal membership?
A: Members at the Supporter level and above enjoy reciprocal benefits at more than 600 museums nationwide—including free admission and discounts on purchases made at participating museums' stores. Please note that some museums restrict benefits and charge an additional fee to view special exhibitions. For more details, please contact the participating museum directly.

Q: How can I join, renew, or check the status of my membership?
A: There are four easy ways:

  • Online: join or renew online via our Membership portal
  • At the Museum: stop by one of our ticketing desks or in the OMCA Store
  • Give us a call: 510-318-8520, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Download a membership application form (PDF) and fax it to 510-318-8410

Please allow up to six weeks for membership card printing and delivery. Members can access OMCA with temporary proof of payment or another form of ID until membership cards arrive.

Q: How can I keep up with member events and other OMCA exhibitions and programs?
A: For more up-to-the-moment news and event information, OMCA members can subscribe to members' e-news, a free monthly e-mail newsletter. Please use the subscription form on the right to sign up.

 

Four Easy Ways to Join, Renew, or Give the Gift of Membership: