Become a Member of the Maritime Museum

Become a Maritime Museum Member Today and Enjoy all the Benefits

Members are the foundation of SBMM, and we need your support. In response to Members’ feedback about wanting more learning opportunities, events tied to our mission, and outdoor experiences, we are thrilled to add *new* benefits offering even more membership value.

Museum Membership Levels

Students & Seniors (65+) $45

Basic membership benefits include free museum admission for one adult and one guest pass (for 2 guests).

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Captain $150

Crew membership benefits for up to 2 adults, plus 2 guests each visit, 3 guest passes (for 6 guests), and reciprocal admission privileges to the more than 75 Council of American Maritime Museums in the U.S. and Canada, and an annual subscription to Sea History Magazine. $100 is tax-deductible.
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Individuals $60

Basic membership benefits for one adult and one guest pass (for two guests).

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Clipper $250

Crew membership for up to 2 adults, plus 4 guests each visit, 4 guest passes (for 8 guests), a $10 Museum Store gift certificate, a one-year subscription to Sea History Magazine (quarterly), and an embroidered SBMM baseball cap. $200 is tax-deductible.
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Crew $75

Basic membership benefits for up to 2 adults, plus 2 guest passes (for 4 guests) and free admission for children/grandchildren under 18.

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Navigators Circle $1000

Benefits include a one-year family Crew membership, free admission for family and friends to monthly lectures and film screenings, plus invitations to exclusive receptions and educational events, reciprocal admission to over 75 maritime museums in the U.S. and Canada, and more! $900 is tax-deductible.
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Museum Membership Benefits

Your Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Benefits Include

  • Free admittance to the Maritime Museum for one year.
  • Guest Passes (one-time use, 1 guest pass is good for 2 guests)
  • Access to SBMM’s newly designed front patio and member-only events.
  • Advance Notice, Special Invitations & Preferred Rates to museum events, lectures, and programs plus special rates for certain lectures & programs
  • Members Only Receptions, Member Day & Family Day Events such as receptions at exhibit & art openings, plus *new* special Members-only hours
  • Access to online educational tools & resources such as *new* recorded lectures, virtual tours, Maritime on the Move, & Love Letters to the Sea
  • Congruent membership to SB Trust for Historical Preservation
  • Additional membership benefits, depending on the membership level you choose.

Upon signing up for SBMM membership, you will receive your digital membership card which will be included in your receipt.  Physical cards are available upon request.  For assistance, please contact Linda Fields at or by calling (805)-456-8743.


Support the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Thank you for considering a donation and Membership to SBMM.

Our commitment to the community is to showcase our rich maritime history, present inspirational programs, and prompt insightful discussions about the future of our coastal community.