Your membership contribution supports an extraordinary array of art, history, and nature programming. From our People of the Sea and Cedar school program, to our daily activities in the Family Interactive Gallery, to world class art exhibitions in the Lightcatcher building, to exhibits celebrating the rich and storied history of our region at Old City Hall, the Whatcom Museum has something for everyone. We invite you to become a member of the Whatcom Museum today.

As a general member, you’ll receive a variety of valuable benefits, including free general admission to all buildings; discounted admission to selected programs and events; 1 single-use Guest Pass; 10% discount in the Museum Store; an annual subscription to Whatcom Museum Inside magazine; recognition in member listing in Inside or on our web site; invitations to members-only exhibition previews; and discount coupons for participating local businesses. All membership contributions are tax deductible to the greatest extent allowable by law. 

See you at the Museum!

Membership Levels:

$50 | Individual

  • 1 named adult
  • All general benefits
  • 2 total single-use Guest Passes

$60 | Dual Senior

  • 2 named adults (age 62+) of the same household
  • All general membership-level benefits
  • 2 total single-use Guest Passes

$75 | Family

  • 2 named adults of same household and their children or grandchildren (under age 18)
  • All general benefits
  • 4 total single-use Guest Passes
  • 2-for-1 admission coupons to member museums of the Northwest Association of Youth Museums

Best Value! $150* | Smithsonian Sustainer

  • 2 named adults of same household and their children or grandchildren (under age 18)
  • All Family membership-level benefits
  • 6 total single-use Guest Passes
  • Reciprocal membership to more than 750 participating museums in the US, Canada, and Mexico through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association
  • Reciprocal membership to more than 50 participating Smithsonian Affiliate museums
  • Annual subscription to Smithsonian magazine
  • Discounts on Smithsonian catalog and online purchases
  • Recognition in member listing in Whatcom Museum Inside

$250* | Contributor

  • 2 named adults of same household and their children or grandchildren (under age 18)
  • All Smithsonian Sustainer membership-level benefits
  • 8 total single-use Guest Passes
  • Coupon for one complimentary print from the Museum’s Photo Archives
  • One complimentary exhibition catalogue from a home-curated exhibition (our choice)

$500* | Patron

  • 2 named adults of same household and their children or grandchildren (under age 18)
  • All Contributor membership-level benefits
  • 10 total single-use Guest Passes
  • One gift membership (Family or Individual)

Make a Bigger Impact! $1,000* | 1892 Club

  • 2 named adults of same household and their children or grandchildren (under age 18)
  • All Patron membership-level benefits
  • 12 total single-use Guest Passes
  • An exclusive curator tour of a major exhibit
  • Priority registration for Museum-sponsored travel tours

Also available:

$30 | Discounted Memberships

  • 1 named adult with valid student, military, or senior (age 62+) identification; or professional artists and educators
  • All general benefits

$25 | Plus One

  • A third adult may be added to any membership above the Family membership level.
  • *$12 is not tax deductible