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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


per year


1 Adult


per year


1 Senior (60+)


per year


1 Student


per year

Dual Adult

2 Adults


per year

Dual Senior

2 Seniors (60+)


per year

Enjoy the Benefits of Membership

Unlimited free regular admission to the museum for one year

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

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.

Reciprocal Admission

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)

Maturango Museum

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

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