Membership

Member Benefits

JOIN US! When you become a member, not only will you enjoy the benefits of visiting the museum, but you become part of something really special! Together, we promote John Steinbeck’s legacy and expand upon his ideas. As a member, you play a critical role in our ability to advance our education programs, which improve literacy and critical thinking skills for thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students every year.

EVERY MEMBER RECEIVES:

  • 10% Discount in the Museum Store
  • Discounts on events, public programs, education workshops, and lectures
  • Free admission to Exhibition Openings
  • Subscription to Steinbeck Newsletter 
  • Invitations to “Members Only” events
  • Early bird invitaitons to special events
  • Members 62 and older: invitations to Senior Coffee Socials
Plus additional benefits depending on the level of membership selected. Dual/Family Level and higher all enjoy unlimited admission for youth 17 and under.  Annual memberships extend for one full year after established.

Become a Member Today!

  Download our MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE HERE or contact us at laura@steinbeck.org or (831) 775-4721 for more information and to process you membership request.

Individual Members $50*

  • 1 Membership Card
  • 1 One-Time Guest Pass

Dual / Family Members  $75*

  • 2 Membership Cards
  • 2 One-Time Guest Passes
  • Invitation to Family Summer Celebration and Family Halloween Celebration

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PREMIUM LEVELS

Join our Premium Circle of members and really make a difference!

Literary Circle  $125

  • 2 Membership Cards
  • 3 One-Time Guest Passes
  • Invitations to exclusive “member-only” previews and receptions
  • 4 Validated garage parking tickets
  • NARM Reciprocal membership 1000+ museums nationwide
  • $20 Museum Store voucher (restrictions apply)

Author’s Circle  $250

  • 4 Membership Cards
  • 6 One-Time Guest Passes
  • Invitations to exclusive “member-only” previews and receptions
  • 6 Validated garage parking tickets
  • NARM Reciprocal membership 1000+ museums nationwide
  • 10% off Gift Memberships
  • Tour of Archives (by appointment)
  • $40 Museum Store voucher (restrictions apply)

Publisher’s Circle  $550

  • 6 Membership Cards
  • 6 One-Time Guest Passes
  • Invitations to exclusive “member-only” previews and receptions
  • 8 Validated garage parking tickets
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • NARM and ROAM Reciprocal memberships 1000+ museums nationwide
  • Invitation to exclusive Insider Talks
  • Tour of Archives (by appointment)
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • VIP Invitation to exclusive “Meet the Artist “previews and receptions
  • $60 Museum Store voucher (restrictions apply)

Nobel Prize Circle  $750

  • 6 Membership Cards
  • 8 One-Time Guest Passes
  • Invitations to exclusive “member-only” previews and receptions
  • 10 Validated garage parking tickets
  • Recognition in Annual Report and on NSC website
  • Invitation to exclusive Insider Talks
  • NARM and ROAM Reciprocal memberships 1000+ museums nationwide
  • Tour of Archives (by appointment)
  • VIP Invitation to exclusive “Meet the Artist “previews and receptions
  • 20% off gift memberships
  • 20% off museum store purchases (restrictions apply)

Rocinante Corporate Circle  $1,000

  • 6 Corporate Membership Cards (unlimited use during each membership year. They are transferable: $262.80 value if used once per quarter)
  • 30 Complimentary One-Time Passes ($273.75 value, adult general rate)
  • One-time discounted facility rental each membership year ($250 value)

*Reciprocal Benefits: National Steinbeck members at the Literary Circle level and higher may enjoy free admission to more than 1000 museums throughout Canada and the U.S. through the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program, and at the Publisher’s Circle Level and higher also include Reciprocal Organization of Associated Members (ROAM) program. Reciprocal benefits vary at each participating museum. We recommend calling ahead or visiting the program websites to verify the institution’s participation status before visiting to ensure policies and benefits have not changed.