Become a Member

Welcome Back

The Bowers Museum is overjoyed to once again open our doors to the public. Become a member today to receive exclusive member access to Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic, now extended through February 28, 2021! Members receive one FREE visit during each specially-ticketed exhibition (Individual Level and Above), discounted ticket(s) for additional visits, special pricing on exhibit-related remote access programming, and so much more.

Build Your Community

Not only will your new membership give you access to the world like never before, but your membership also provides crucial funding that allows Bowers to provide:

  • Free educational lessons, podcasts, and virtual instruction for families on the Bowers at Home Portal
  • Free Art Kits to seniors at home through Anne’s Treasures programs
  • Free virtual tours to title 1 schools throughout Orange County
  • Free monthly virtual festivals that showcase the beauty of cultures from around the globe
  • Free admission to the museum for all Santa Ana residents every Sunday
  • And much more!

Click Member Level Tabs to View Perks

Fully tax deductible

Unlimited access all year long, with proof of student status

Join or Renew

$25 tax deductible

Unlimited access, exclusive previews, store and restaurant discounts, and more.

  • One year free general admission for member named on membership card
  • One free ticket to each Special Ticketed Exhibition
  • Discounts on Museum Programs, Films, Performances & More
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • FREE subscription to exclusive members newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Gallery Store and restaurant, Tangata
  • Opportunity to purchase an annual parking pass

Seniors age 62 and over recieve a discounted rate, available with proof of status

Individual - Join or Renew

Individual Senior - Join or Renew

Dual - Adult  ($25 tax deductible)
Students, Teachers, Seniors 62+ ($10 tax deductible)

This image for Image Layouts addon

Bring a friend or loved one! Get additional membership card with personalized name or simply “guest” for anyone you’d like to invite to join you.

  • One year free general admission for member(s) named on membership cards
  • Two (2) free tickets to each Special Ticketed Exhibition
  • Discounts on Museum Programs, Films, Performances & More
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • FREE subscription to exclusive members newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Gallery Store and restaurant, Tangata
  • Opportunity to purchase an annual parking pass

Seniors age 62 and over recieve a discounted rate, available with proof of status

Dual Adult - Join or Renew

Dual Students - Join or Renew

Dual Teachers - Join or Renew

Dual Seniors - Join or Renew

$46 tax deductible

Adventure and fun for the whole family!

  • One year free general admission for member(s) named on membership cards and up to 4 children under the age of 18
  • Two (2) Free tickets to each Special Ticketed Exhibition
  • Discounts on Museum Programs, Films, Performances & More
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • FREE subscription to exclusive members newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Gallery Store and restaurant, Tangata
  • Opportunity to purchase an annual parking pass

Family & Friends - Join or Renew

$130 tax deductible

Free guest passes, access to over 985 partnering museums and more.

  • One year free general admission for member(s) named on membership cards and up to 4 children under the age of 18
  • Two (2) Free tickets to each Special Ticketed Exhibition
  • Discounts on Museum Programs, Films, Performances & More
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • FREE subscription to exclusive members newsletter
  • 20% discount at the Gallery Store and restaurant, Tangata
  • Opportunity to purchase an annual parking pass
  • Free exhibit catalogue (selected by Bowers staff)
  • Two (2) Free one-day general admission guest passes
  • Free or reduced admission to over 985 partnering museums

Contributor - Join or Renew

Special recognition, Free annual parking pass, invites to VIP only events

  • One year free general admission for member(s) named on membership cards and up to 4 children under the age of 18
  • Two (2) Free tickets to each Special Ticketed Exhibition
  • Discounts on Museum Programs, Films, Performances & More
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • FREE subscription to exclusive members newsletter
  • 20% discount at the Gallery Store and restaurant, Tangata
  • FREE Annual Parking Pass
  • Free exhibit catalogue (selected by Bowers staff)
  • Free or reduced admission to over 985 partnering museums
  • Recognition in members’ newsletter once/year
  • Invitations to special VIP events
  • Four (4) free one-day general admission guest passes

Patron - Join or Renew

Elite Bowers exclusive travel opportunities, private curatorial tour with Bowers President, access to world renowned scholars and lecturers.

  • One year free general admission for member(s) named on membership cards and up to 4 children under the age of 18
  • UNLIMITED entry to each special ticketed exhibition for TWO (2)
  • Discounts on Museum Programs, Films, Performances & More
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • FREE subscription to exclusive members newsletter
  • 20% discount at the Gallery Store and restaurant, Tangata
  • FREE Annual Parking Pass
  • Free exhibit catalogue (selected by Bowers staff)
  • Free or reduced admission to over 985 partnering museums
  • Recognition in members’ newsletter once/year
  • Invitations to special VIP events
  • Invitations to DISTINGUISHED LECTURES and exclusive Fellows only travel opportunities
  • Six (6) free one-day general admission guest passes
  • Private curatorial tour for six with the President of Bowers Museum

Fellows - Join or Renew

Discounted rates for Museum space rentals, lunch or dinner with Bowers President and curatorial tour, special recognition onsite, online and in printed materials.

  • One year free general admission for member(s) named on membership cards and up to 4 children under the age of 18
  • UNLIMITED entry to each special ticketed exhibition for TWO (2)
  • Discounts on Museum Programs, Films, Performances & More
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • FREE subscription to exclusive members newsletter
  • 20% discount at the Gallery Store and restaurant, Tangata
  • FREE Annual Parking Pass
  • Free or reduced admission to over 985 partnering museums
  • Recognition in members’ newsletter once/year
  • Invitations to special VIP events
  • Invitations to DISTINGUISHED LECTURES and exclusive Fellows only travel opportunities
  • Private curatorial tour for six with the President of Bowers Museum
  • Two (2) FREE exhibition catalogues selected by Bowers staff
  • One Family level gift membership

President’s Circle - Join or Renew

Exclusive Member Perks During our Closure

Virtual Bowers Speaker Series Eblast Header1

Our doors may have been closed, but the Bowers is always dedicated to bringing the world to you... even at home! As extension of our new online portal "Bowers at Home" and its virtual offerings, Bowers Members received exclusive access to premiere content during our closure, from live broadcasts and Q&A in our new speaker series, "Friends of the Bowers," to videos of past lectures in our new "Best of the Bowers" video lecture archive, staff interviews and more.

JOIN TODAY to receive EXCLUSIVE MEMBER ACCESS to the archive of these premiere online offerings in addition to our premiere standard perks. Now, more than ever, the Bowers Family is connecting and growing in new ways - join the fun!

Now available via Members Archive, Friends of the Bowers:

  • Live Q&A with Bowers VP of Collections and Programs, Victoria Gerard
  • "Spotlight on Guo Pei," live presentation by fashion historian and Savannah College of Art and Design representative, Carmela Spinelli
  • UCI MIND live: presentation and Q&A on brain health during isolation with Dr. Steven Tam
  • Kara Cooney live: Q&A with renowned Egyptologist, author and Professor of Egyptology, UCLA. BUY HER BOOK "When Woman Ruled the World" NOW.*
  • Live demonstration and Q&A with author of Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food, Marcy Carriker Smothers BUY HER BOOK "Eat Like Walt" NOW.*
  • Alzheimer's Orange County live: presentation and Q&A  with spotlight on caregivers
  • Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher live: Q&A with the international photographers behind African Twilight BUY THEIR BOOK "AFRICAN TWILIGHT" NOW.*

Email membership@bowers.org to request access to the Members Archive or to give us your updated email address if you're not recieving our weekly updates.

*All Gallery Store proceeds directly benefit the Bowers Museum education programs.

Membership Extension

Bowers Members play an integral role in our devoted community and help to support all that we do. The Museum is happy to announce that all memberships purchased during the museum’s closure between March and September 11, 2020 will be automatically extended equal to the length of the closure. Please contact membership@bowers.org with any questions.