Join our community of members and enjoy free admission to the Museum year-round. Through your Membership, you support the Museum’s mission of inspiring all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities.

Find the Membership level that's right for you!

In addition to free admission, OMCA Members can bring guests, enjoy discounts in the OMCA Store, preview exhibitions before they open to the public, and gain inside access to all the programs, events, and happenings at OMCA.

If you have any questions about membership, please contact us at or leave us a message at 510-318-8515.

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All Members receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission, including special exhibitions
  • Invitations to Member previews and events, both onsite and online
  • Discounts at the café and OMCA Store; additional savings on special Member Sale Days
  • Discounted parking in the OMCA garage with validation during Museum hours*
  • Subscription to Member eNews for the latest OMCA events and programs
  • Dedicated Membership phone line and email

*Friday Nights at OMCA and some special events excluded.

Deepen your connection to OMCA by joining Donor Forum. 

*Discounted memberships are available onsite for Educators and Students with proof of eligibility.

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.

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Join or renew your membership today!

For more information, contact or call 510-318-8515.