Become a part of the museum family and enjoy free regular admission to the museum, free or reduced admission to all of our programs, an informative quarterly newsletter, and discounts in our one-of-a-kind gift shop. Memberships start at just $20.

As a nonprofit organization, the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum depends upon the generosity and interest of donors to keep the Museum operating. Each donation helps the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum to fulfill its mission:

“To collect, preserve and share the Chinese-American experience and Chinese history, culture and art to educate our diverse community and its visitors.”

Since 1996, the Museum has presented over 50 exhibits and participated in over a hundred community events. Support the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum in continuing this excellent service to the community by becoming a member today!

Membership benefits include year-round, free admission to San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension, subscription to our quarterly newsletter, discounts in the museum gift shop and invitations to all exhibit openings and events.

We are proud to announce our participation in The BIG Exchange!  For one week a year, use your museum membership card and get free reciprocal admission to 20 organizations throughout San Diego County!

Past participating organizations include: Birch Aquarium, Oceanside Museum of Art, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, San Diego Automotive Museum, California Surf Museum, Coronado Historical Association, San Diego History Center, Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Living Coast Discovery Center, San Diego Museum of Art, Mingei International Museum, San Diego National Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Save Our Heritage Organisation, Museum of Making Music, The New Children’s Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, USS Midway Museum, and of course, the San Diego Chines Historical Museum.

Download the Membership Application

Individual $30
• One year of unlimited free admission for one member
• Invitations and discounts to exhibit opening receptions and special events
• Subscription to the SDCHM quarterly newsletter
• 10% Discount in the museum gift shop
• Participate in The BIG Exchange – “Membership Has Its Benefits!”

Couple $50
• One year of unlimited free admission for two members
• Invitations and discounts to exhibit opening receptions and special events
• Subscription to the SDCHM quarterly newsletter
• 10% Discount in the museum gift shop
• Participate in The BIG Exchange – “Membership Has Its Benefits!”

[Family $60
• One year of unlimited free admission for two members
• One year of unlimited free admission for up to four children under the age of 18 within the same household
• Invitations and discounts to exhibit opening receptions and special events
• Subscription to the SDCHM quarterly newsletter
• 10% Discount in the museum gift shop
• Discounts on Education Programs and Workshops
• Participate in The BIG Exchange – “Membership Has Its Benefits!”

Student/Educator $20
(with valid ID, copy of ID must be sent with membership application)
• Includes all the benefits of an Individual Membership

Senior Memberships (60+)
Senior Individual $25*
• Includes all the benefits of an Individual Membership

Senior Couple $35*
• Includes all the benefits of a Couple Membership

**Upgrade to a Grandparents Membership for an additional $10 (Discounts on Education Programs and Workshops, Free admission for four grandchildren under the age of 18 – names must be written on application)**

Individual Life $300
• Unlimited free admission for one member
• Invitations and discounts to exhibit opening receptions and special events
• Subscription to the SDCHM quarterly newsletter
• 10% Discount in the museum gift shop
• Participate in The BIG Exchange – “Membership Has Its Benefits!”

Couple Life $500
• Unlimited free admission for two members
• Invitations and discounts to exhibit opening receptions and special events
• Subscription to the SDCHM quarterly newsletter
• 10% Discount in the museum gift shop
• Participate in The BIG Exchange – “Membership Has Its Benefits!”

Senior Life Memberships (60+)
Senior Individual Life $250
• Includes all the benefits of an Individual Life Membership

Senior Couple Life $350
• Includes all the benefits of a Couple Life Membership

Patron $100
• One year of unlimited free admission for two members
• Invitations and free admission to all exhibit opening receptions and special events
• Subscription to the SDCHM quarterly newsletter
• 10% Discount in the museum gift shop
• Discounts on Education Programs and Workshops
• Four guest passes for regular museum admission
• One free docent led tour for group of up to 10
Corporate $1000
• One year of unlimited free admission for two members
• Invitations and free admission to all exhibit opening receptions, special events and exclusive receptions
• Subscription to the SDCHM quarterly newsletter and special museum publications
• 20% Discount in the museum gift shop
• Discounts on Education Programs and Workshops
• Recognition in the SDCHM newsletter
• Eight guest passes for regular museum admission
• One free docent led tour for group of up to 30

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