NARM: California Reciprocal Museums

The North American Reciprocal Museum Membership Program by the (NARM) Association allows you to access reciprocal benefits at almost 1100 member institutions around the United States, Canada, and Beyond!

It is THE most extensive list of reciprocating museums and organizations available, allowing your family to enjoy countless opportunities to learn about art, culture, history, anthropology, and SO much more!

In most instances, your benefits allow you to take advantage of FREE admission. However, there are exceptions, including geographic exclusions; special programming that may require additional ticket purchases; and party size limitations.

Please, use our list for informational purposes, but be sure to do your own research directly with the institutions that interest you to understand the benefits you will receive upon showing your NARM membership card, as well as how many people in your family may receive those benefits.

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico!

NARM has over 1,000 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits.

Members from one of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® member institutions listed below, who present a current membership card validated with accepted NARM identification, are entitled to the following privileges at participating institutions:

• Free/member admission during regular museum hours

• Member discounts at museum shops

• Member discounts on concert/lecture tickets.

Guests are not included unless they present a current membership card validated with accepted NARM identification. NOTE: Some museums restrict benefits. Please see the end notes at the bottom for more information. ‘Family’ benefits are defined by each participating institution. It is always advisable to contact the institution prior to your visit to avoid any confusion. For questions about the North American Reciprocal Program please contact your institution’s membership department.


  • List subject to change without notice.
  • Museums may temporarily suspend reciprocal program during special exhibitions.
  • Call before you go.  Some museums do not honor NARM benefits from other local museums. There ARE geographic restrictions between certain locations within a reasonable distance from each other. There ARE other exclusions. Also, verify your party size covered by your membership, versus the number of people who may be covered by the free admission when you are visiting.

Step 1: Check out our list below for informational purposes! Click on the Attraction Name for more details about the Museum, or click on the City / State to find other AWESOME family-friendly activities in that area!

Step 2: Make sure you get the official scoop by reading through the Official NARM Reciprocal Membership Program details here!

Step 3: Support YOUR local, participating NARM-affiliated Museum by purchasing a Membership Package!

Step 4: Get your Official NARM-affiliated Reciprocal Membership Card and prepare to bring it, along with your photo ID, when you travel!

Step 5: Don’t forget to call ahead to ensure the Museum you’d like to visit is still currently and actively offering free admission to members of this program. Rules and participation can and will change throughout the year!

Step 6: ENJOY!

NARM Reciprocal California Locations

Alameda, CAUSS Hornet Museum
Anaheim, CAMUZEO Museum and Cultural Center
Avalon, CACatalina Island Museum
Bakersfield, CABakersfield Museum of Art
Bakersfield, CAKern County Museum
Balboa Island, CABalboa Island Museum & Historical Society
Benicia, CAArts Benicia
Berkeley, CABerkeley Arts Center
Berkeley, CADoug Adams Gallery, Center for the Arts & Religion
Berkeley, CAKala Art Institute
Berkeley, CAUC Berkeley Art Museum
Berkeley, CAUC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Borrego Springs, CABorrego Art Institute
Campbell, CACampbell Museums
Carlsbad, CAGreen Dragon Tavern Historical Foundation of California
Carmel, CACenter for Photographic Art
Carpinteria, CAThe Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center
Cathedral City, CAMuseum of Ancient Wonders
Chico, CAChico History Museum
Chico, CAMuseum of Northern California Art (monca)
Claremont, CACalifornia Botanic Garden
Claremont, CAClaremont Museum of Art
Coronado, CACoronado Museum of History and Art
Cupertino, CACupertino Historical Society and Museum
Dana Point, CAOcean Institute
Danville, CABlackhawk Museum
Danville, CAMuseum of the San Ramon Valley
Davis, CADavis Arts Center
Davis, CAInternational House Davis
Davis, CAPence Gallery
Davis, CAUC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
Desert Hot Springs, CACabot’s Pueblo Museum
Durham, CAPatrick Ranch Museum
El Segundo, CAAutomobile Driving Museum
Encinitas, CAThe Institute of Contemporary Art / San Diego
Eureka, CAClarke Historical Museum
Eureka, CAMorris Graves Museum of Art
Fresno, CAFresno Art Museum
Fullerton, CAFullerton Arboretum
Hayward, CAHayward Area Historical Society
Healdsburg, CAHealdsburg Museum & Historical Society
Indio, CACoachella Valley History Museum
Jamestown, CARailtown 1897 State Historic Park
La Jolla, CAMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Laguna Beach, CALaguna Art Museum
Lancaster, CALancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)
Long Beach, CAEarl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, CSU Long Beach
Long Beach, CAMuseum of Latin American Art (MoLAA)
Long Beach, CARancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens
Los Altos, CALos Altos History Museum
Los Angeles, CAAutry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles, CAChinese American Museum
Los Angeles, CACraft Contemporary
Los Angeles, CAGRAMMY Museum
Los Angeles, CAHolocaust Museum LA
Los Angeles, CAJapanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CALA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Los Angeles, CALos Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
Los Angeles, CAMuseum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CASkirball Cultural Center
Los Gatos, CANew Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)
McClellan Park, CAAerospace Museum of California
Modesto, CAGreat Valley Museum
Monterey, CAMonterey Museum of Art
Moraga, CASaint Mary’s College Museum of Art
Napa, CAdi Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
Newport Beach, CAOrange County Museum of Art
North Fork, CASierra Mono Museum
Novato, CAMarin Museum of Contemporary Art
Oakland, CAThe Junior Center of Art and Science
Oakland, CAOakland Museum of California
Oceanside, CAOceanside Museum of Art
Ojai, CAOjai Valley Museum of History and Art
Oxnard, CAChannel Islands Maritime Museum
Palm Springs, CAPalm Springs Art Museum
Palo Alto, CAPacific Art League
Palo Alto, CAPalo Alto Art Center
Pasadena, CAArmory Center for the Arts
Pasadena, CAThe Gamble House
Pasadena, CAPasadena Museum of History
Pasadena, CAUSC Pacific Asia Museum
Petaluma, CAPetaluma Arts Center
Petaluma, CAPetaluma Historical Library and Museum
Pomona, CAAmerican Museum of Ceramic Art
Pomona, CASasse Museum of Art
Redding, CAShasta Historical Society
Redwood City, CASan Mateo County History Museum
Richmond, CANIAD Art Center
Richmond, CARichmond Art Center
Ridgecrest, CAMaturango Museum of Indian Wells Valley
Riverside, CAMarch Field Air Museum
Riverside, CAMission Inn Foundation and Museum
Riverside, CARiverside Art Museum
Riverside, CAUCR ARTS
Roseville, CABlue Line Arts
Roseville, CAMaidu Museum & Historic Site
Sacramento, CACalifornia Automobile Museum
Sacramento, CAThe California Museum
Sacramento, CACalifornia State Railroad Museum
Sacramento, CACrocker Art Museum
Sacramento, CASMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity
Sacramento, CASacramento History Museum
Sacramento, CAVerge Center for the Arts
Salinas, CANational Steinbeck Center
San Bernardino, CARAFFMA
San Clemente, CACasa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
San Clemente, CASurfing Heritage Foundation
San Diego, CAJunipero Serra Museum
San Diego, CAMingei International Museum
San Diego, CAThe Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CASan Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego, CASan Diego History Center
San Diego, CAThe San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, CATimken Museum of Art
San Diego, CAVisions Art Museum, Contemporary Quilts + Textiles
San Francisco, CAAsian Art Museum
San Francisco, CACalifornia Historical Society Museum
San Francisco, CAChinese Culture Center of San Francisco
San Francisco, CAChinese Historical Society of America
San Francisco, CAFine Arts Museum – de Young Museum
San Francisco, CAFine Arts Museums – Legion of Honor (Lincoln Park)
San Francisco, CAGLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, CALetterform Archive
San Francisco, CAMuseum of Craft and Design
San Francisco, CAMuseum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, CASan Francisco Women Artists Gallery
San Francisco, CATenderloin Museum
San Francisco, CAUSS Pampanito
San Francisco, CAThe Walt Disney Family Museum
San Francisco, CAYerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Jose, CASan Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
San Jose, CASan Jose Museum of Art
San Jose, CASan Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
San Luis Obispo, CASan Luis Obispo Museum of Art
San Rafael, CAMarin History Museum
Santa Ana, CABowers Museum
Santa Ana, CAOrange County Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara, CAMuseum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CAWestmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CAde Saisset Museum
Santa Clara, CATriton Museum of Art
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Art League
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Museum of Art & History
Santa Cruz, CASeymour Marine Discovery Center
Santa Cruz, CAUC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Santa Paula, CAMuseum of Ventura County’s Agriculture Museum
Santa Rosa, CACharles M. Schulz Museum
Santa Rosa, CAMuseums of Sonoma County
Santa Ynez, CASanta Ynez Valley Historical Museum
Saratoga, CASaratoga Historical Foundation
Sonoma, CASonoma Valley Museum of Art
Solvang, CAWildling Museum of Art & Nature
Stanford, CACantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Stockton, CAThe Haggin Museum
Stockton, CASan Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum
Sutter Creek, CAKnight Foundry
Turlock, CACarnegie Arts Center
Ukiah, CAGrace Hudson Museum & Sun House
Ventura, CAMuseum of Ventura County
Walnut Creek, CARuth Bancroft Garden
Watsonville, CAPajaro Valley Arts
Weaverville, CAHighland Art Center
Woodland, CACalifornia Agriculture Museum
Woodland, CAYoloArts / Yolo County Arts Council
Yountville, CANapa Valley Museum


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Georgia Museum of Art / University of Georgia – Athens, GA


We do everything we can to ensure all information provided is current and up-to-date, but details, rules, policies, conditions, schedules, prices, and participation can and do change regularly, and you should ALWAYS contact or consult with each individual attraction to ensure the latest accuracy of details pertinent to your family’s travel needs.

We always do our best, but we cannot be responsible for changes or updates issued by the locations themselves. 

Thanks for understanding!

Travel safely!

And have fun!