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For Current Members

Preparing for your visit, looking to renew your membership, or searching for upcoming member-exclusive events? You’re in the right place!

Stopping by soon?

We are so excited to welcome you to the Museum! To prepare for your visit please:

  • Download your Digital Membership Cards to your mobile wallet. A photo ID or printed membership card may also be used at check in. Quick tip: Search “wallet” or “pass” on your phone to locate your Digital Membership Cards.
  • Visit at your convenience. You do NOT need to reserve a ticket advance: entrance will be first-come, first-served.

If you have questions about your membership before you visit, contact the Membership Department at or 619.255.0275.

Be a force of nature.

When you join or gift a membership to The Nat, you’re helping keep nature healthy in Southern California and the Baja California Peninsula. Along with giving you unlimited admission, guest passes, and invites to member-only events, your membership helps us do important conservation work and connect more people to nature, so we can all preserve this amazing place we call home.

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Member events

Members get invited to members-only events and enjoy behind-the-scenes access and the chance to preview exhibitions before they open to the public. With year-round general admission, take advantage of family-oriented programs including Family Days, Nature & Me Storytime, and The Backyard, a play space for kids 5 and under. And don’t forget that members enjoy discounts on programs such as Nat Talks and after-hours events including the Secret Society of Adultologists.

As part of our celebrations of our 150th anniversary, we are hosting a members-only book club from April to October 2024. Join our Membership Manager and Library Curator to discuss Coyote America by Dan Flores, every 3rd Friday of the month. We’ll have coyote activities, fun discussion, and raffle prizes for our top attendeeno registration needed. Come get your howl on with the One Book, One Museum book club.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for?

Check out our list of frequently asked questions about membership. If we missed anything, please don’t hestitate to contact us. The membership office is open Monday-Friday, from 8 AM—4 PM, and closed on holidays. We can be reached by email at or by phone. 619.255.0275.