Become a Member

Become a Member

If you visit the Museum more than twice a year, or if you bring friends and family when you come, you’ll save money when you join and purchase a Museum Membership. All members enjoy free admission year round, invitations to exclusive events, discounts in the Museum store and café, guest passes and more.



Membership Levels, Benefits and Rates

All levels of membership at the High Desert Museum include:

  • -Unlimited admission for one entire year
  • -A 10% discount on admission for guests, and at both Silver Sage Trading and Rimrock Café
  • -Additional discounts for Museum programs, classes and shows
  • -Exclusive invitations to special events and activities
  • -A subscription to HDM Happenings Newsletter (quarterly)
  • -Email notice of upcoming events
  • -Special ‘Members Only Evening’ at the Museum

Annual Memberships

Individual – $70

  • -1 listed adult member
  • -1 one-time guest pass per year

Individual Plus – $90

  • -1 listed adult member
  • -1 guest per visit
  • -1 one-time guest pass per year

Dual – $100

  • -2 listed adult members
  • -1 guest per visit
  • -1 one-time guest passes per year

Family – $125

  • -2 listed adult members
  • -Member’s children/grandchildren under 19
  • -2 one-time guest passes per year

Family Plus – $185

  • -2 listed adult members
  • -Member’s children/grandchildren under 19
  • -2 guests per visit
  • -4 one-time guest passes per year

Silver Spurs – $300

  • -2 listed adult members
  • -Member’s children/grandchildren under 19
  • -6 one-time guest passes per year
  • -2 guests per visit
  • -Invitation to the Chandler Society event
  • -Invitation to an exclusive Premium Members event
  • -Six Tickets to Raptors of the Desert Sky

Golden Spurs – $500

  • -All Silver Spurs benefits plus:
  • -Gift of the Adopt an Animal Keeper package to a recipient of your choosing

Desert Sage Society – $1000+

To learn more about the Desert Sage Society, please call our Development Manager Emma Carey at (541) 382-4754 ext. 332, email her at, or contact our Director of Philanthropy Evelyn Cantoral at (541) 382-4754 ext. 329 or email her at


Membership Add-ons

Caregiver – $25 in addition to one of the above membership levels

  • -Add one listed nanny or caregiver to any above level
  • -One name change free per year

Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership – $25



Frequently Asked Questions
Is my membership tax-deductible?

Memberships dues at the Silver Spurs level or above, minus the fair market value of your benefits, in accordance with IRS regulations, may be considered tax-deductible. You can customize your benefit choices to increase the tax-deductibility of your contribution, if you wish. Over and above their dues, many High Desert Museum members make additional gifts which are 100% tax-deductible. Please note, membership levels below Silver Spurs are not considered tax-deductible.

I want to make a gift through a Donor Advised Fund

If making a gift through a grant from a donor advised fund or foundation, no tangible benefits may be provided in accordance with IRS regulations. If a gift is made through such a fund or foundation, it will be considered a donation and no membership will be issued.

Can I transfer my membership to someone else?

Memberships are non-transferable. 

Who do I contact with more questions?

Reach out Brian Hoover, Member Relations Manager at 541-382-4754 Ext. 244 with any membership questions.

If you would like to learn more about different ways to donate, please click the links below.

Desert Sage Society

Adopt an Animal

Corporate Support

Donate Cryptocurrency

Planned Giving

Smithsonian Reciprocal Membership Program


The following Refund Policy is in effect for all purchases made from High Desert Museum.

For memberships, event tickets and donations, there are no refunds.

For facility rental, please see refund policy as stated in our Facility Rental Contract.