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. Memberships are valid for one calendar year and are non-refundable/non-transferable.

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
  • 25% off admission for family (up to 4 people) 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