Our members are kind of a big deal!
Members help support the mission of BVM to educate, engage, and inspire our community to explore the wonders of science through enrichment activities, exhibits, and special programs.
A Membership for Everyone
2 Adults + up to 6 children
1 Senior (60+)
2 Seniors (60+)
Enjoy the Benefits of Membership
Unlimited free regular admission to the museum for one year
Free admission to over 600 ASTC museums worldwide!
Free or discounted admission to participating local and reciprocal museums and zoos
Free admission to "Just for Kids" educational programs
Free admission to our monthly science talks
Eligibility to participate in Paleo-Digs at Sharktooth Hill
Discounts on summer science camps and winter enrichment sessions
Discounts on other museum events and in the museum store
Subscription to the museum newsletter Sharkbites
The museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization under the IRS tax code. Memberships to the museum are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
BVM is a proud member of the ASTC Travel Passport Program. If you are member of one of the over 600 science centers or museums participating in the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you may be eligible for free general admission to BVM. Some exclusions apply.
Click here for more information about the ASTC Travel Passport Program.
Members of other local and reciprocal institutions may be eligible for free admission to BVM. Current partners include:
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Kern County Museum
California Living Museum (CALM)
Santa Ana Zoo
Mike Grove Zoo
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
San Diego Maritime Museum
Charles Paddock Zoo
Gibbon Conservation Center
Exotic Feline Breeding Compound
Maui Ocean Center