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 and Blue Oak café, preview exhibitions before they open to the public, and gain inside access to all the programs, events, and happenings at OMCA.

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All Members receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations to exclusive previews and events
  • Discounts at the OMCA Store (onsite and online)
  • Discounts at the Blue Oak Café
  • Discounted parking in the OMCA garage with validation during regular Museum hours
  • Discounts to Bay Area businesses through OMCA Perks program
  • Subscription to eNews for the latest OMCA events and programs
  • Home delivery of our quarterly Membership newsletter
  • Dedicated Membership phone line and email 

Deepen your connection to OMCA by joining Donor Forum. 

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

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

Ongoing perks:

Red Bay Coffee 
10% off coffee at all Red Bay Coffee locations    

Ume Yoga
10% off class packages and memberships listed below:

  • 5 classes for $100
  • 10 classes for $180
  • 20 classes for $320
  • $65 Mini membership autopay 4 yoga classes/month
  • $129 Yoga unlimited autopay
  • $199 All Access (Yoga + TRX + Warrior) unlimited autopay

10% off services and products    

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

Blue Oak café
10% off entire bill.

Galleria Scola
10% off all purchases.

Oakland Symphony
20% discount on tickets purchased online.

OMCA Store
10% off purchases on full-price items.

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 900 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

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 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 510-318-8520.