Give a gift that keeps on giving with a Whatcom Museum membership. The Museum offers a wide array of art, history, and nature programming for people of all ages. From our iconic 1892 Old City Hall building featuring history exhibits, to our state-of-the art Lightcatcher building showcasing nationally-recognized art exhibitions, to our learn-through-play Family Interactive Gallery for children, there is something for everyone.

As a member, your gift recipient will receive a variety of valuable benefits, including free general admission to all buildings; discounted admission to selected programs and events; single-use Guest Passes; 10% discount in the Museum Store; an annual subscription to Whatcom Museum Inside magazine; recognition in member listing in Inside or our web site; invitations to members-only exhibition previews; and discount coupons for participating local businesses.

Your gift membership also supports the Museum’s exhibitions and programming! All membership contributions are tax deductible to the greatest extent allowable by law.

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