Donor Forum

Invest in OMCA and strengthen your connection to the rich and complex history of California and learn something new about our vibrant community.

Your support provides vital resources that turn OMCA’s bold mission into a reality. With your gift, together we will inspire learners of every age to understand California’s past in order to contribute to a vital and equitable future for our community.

Colleague Level | $1,250–$2,499

  • Unlimited admission for two cardholders and all accompanied guests
  • Six additional guest passes
  • Invitations to special exhibition previews, both onsite and online
  • Member-only viewing hours for special exhibitions
  • Private gallery tour for up to ten people
  • Discounts at the OMCA Store
  • Discounts at OMCA’s Town Fare Cafe 
  • Four complimentary parking passes for the Museum garage
  • Reciprocal admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide including 25 Bay Area museums


Curator Level |  $2,500-$4,999

All Colleague level benefits plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive programs and social gatherings featuring curators, artists, historians, and scientists


Director Level | $5,000-$9,999

All Curator level benefits plus:

  • Invitation to gather with fellow donors in a unique setting for an elegant dinner hosted by OMCA’s Director and CEO Lori Fogarty


Benefactor Level | $10,000-$24,999

All Director level benefits plus:

  • Distinct recognition of your support in conjunction with a special exhibition of your choice


Sustainer Level | $25,000 and above

All Benefactor level benefits plus:

  • Private tour with OMCA’s Director and CEO Lori Fogarty, or OMCA staff of your choice.


August 2022


No events for this time period.

Q: How can I reserve tickets?
A: Members can follow this link to reserve tickets. You can locate your OMCA Member ID number on your member cards and in most membership emails. Find out more information about timed ticketing here.  

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 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 OMCA Store Member sales.

Q: How many guests can I bring to member previews and receptions?
A: Member Previews and other Member events 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 1000 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. Here is the complete list of participating Bay Area museums.

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

Online: join or renew online

At the Museum: stop by either the Ticketing and Membership desks or the OMCA Store

Give us a call: 510-318-8520, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Please allow up to three weeks for membership card printing and delivery. Members can access OMCA with digital cards, 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 eNews, a free monthly e-mail newsletter. Please use the subscription form on this page to sign up.

» become a Member  or  » renew

For more information, please email