You question the conventional notion of art. You value designers, makers, and artists who are risk-takers and seek to inspire the world. Join us.

With new levels and benefits, MCD Members can design their own museum experience:

MCD Members can craft and design their own museum experience. Enjoy unlimited access to cutting-edge exhibitions, reciprocal admission at over 1,000 museums worldwide (Enthusiast level and above), discounts in the award-winning MCD Store, and a priority and discounted pass to signature programs, events, tours, and more. All memberships are now 100% tax-deductible. Explore our levels and benefits below and join or renew today.

Membership Levels and Benefits

INDIVIDUAL | $45

Get more from your museum experience

  • Free admission to exhibitions for you and a guest
  • Free admission to MAKE After Hours events, MakeArt Family Days, and discounts on classes and workshops
  • 10% off in the Museum Store and invitations to members-only sales, including special shopping events with additional discounts during the holidays
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, parties and other special events

FAMILY | $65

Share your passion for craft and design

  • Unlimited free admission for two cardholders and one guest each
  • Unlimited free admission for children under 18
  • Free admission to MAKE After Hours events, MakeArt Family Days, and discounts on classes and workshops
  • 10% off in the Museum Store and invitations to members-only sales, including special shopping events with additional discounts during the holidays
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, parties, and other special events

ENTHUSIAST | $150

Explore your enthusiasm for art, craft, and design.

  • Free reciprocal admission at more than 1,000 museums nationwide through NARM and ROAM (including 18 museums in San Francisco)
  • Acknowledgment of your membership gift on our website
  • Unlimited free admission for two cardholders and one guest each
  • Unlimited free admission for children under 18
  • Free admission to MAKE After Hours events, MakeArt Family Days, Design Council events, and discounts on classes and workshops
  • 10% off in the Museum Store and invitations to members-only sales, including special shopping events with additional discounts during the holidays
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, parties, and other special events

INSIDER  | $250

Get a closer look

  • Invitations to special events and tours across the region with artists, collectors, curators, and/or the Executive Director
  • Exclusive regional and national trips with MCD’s Executive Director and internationally recognized curators and collectors. Past domestic trips have included NYC and Marfa
  • Unlimited free admission for two cardholders and one guest each
  • Unlimited free admission for children under 18

Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, parties, and other special events

  • Free reciprocal admission at more than 1,000 museums worldwide through NARM and ROAM (including 18 museums in San Francisco)
  • Acknowledgment of your membership gift on our website

AMBASSADOR | $500

Tour the globe with MCD

  • Exclusive national and international travel opportunities with MCD’s executive director and internationally recognized curators and collectors. Destinations have included Cuba, The Netherlands, NYC, Berlin, Marfa and Portugal
  • Unlimited free admission for two cardholders and one guest each
  • Unlimited free admission for children under 18
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, parties and other special events
  • Invitations to special events and tours across the region with artists, collectors, curators and/or the Executive Director
  • 15% off in the Museum Store and invitations to member-only sales, including special shopping events with additional discounts during the holidays
  • Free reciprocal admission at more than 1,000 museums worldwide through NARM and ROAM (including 18 museums in San Francisco)
  • Acknowledgment of your membership gift on our website

DONOR CIRCLE

Interested in giving more?

Donors who give $1,000 or more receive a complimentary Donor Circle membership, as well as additional benefits.

  • Free admission to exhibitions for you and a guest
  • Free admission to MAKE After Hours events, MakeArt Family Days, and discounts on classes and workshops
  • 15% off in the Museum Store and invitations to members-only sales, including special shopping events with additional discounts during the holidays
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, parties, and other special events

Gift Memberships

Share the experience of the Museum of Craft and Design with someone special! Give a year of extraordinary benefits including free admission to exhibitions, invitations to member preview parties, discounts at our award-winning MCD store, and free or discounted tickets to MCD MakeArt programs and workshops.

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Membership Materials

New! Digital Membership Cards

As of May 2021, the Museum of Craft and Design now offers digital membership cards which can be downloaded and saved to your digital wallet on your smartphone. As part of the Green Museum Accord, MCD is proud to offer a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic membership cards. Digital cards mean our members always have access to their membership information while helping us keep your museum experience as low-touch as possible.

iphone image of digital member card

What are digital membership cards?

As of May 2021, the Museum of Craft and Design now offers digital membership cards which can be downloaded and saved to your smartphone. As part of the Green Museum Accord, MCD is proud to offer a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic membership cards. Digital cards mean our members always have access to their membership information while reducing administrative costs and helping us to keep your museum experience as low-touch as possible.

How and when will I receive my digital membership card?

After joining or renewing your MCD membership, you will receive an email within a week with a link and instructions on how to download your card. Please make sure that your email address is up to date by contacting us at membership@sfmcd.org.

How do I add the membership card to my iPhone?

Access the email from your smartphone and click the “Download” button, then click “Add to Wallet” and “Add.” The card will automatically go to your iPhone’s Apple Wallet. It can be accessed in your Wallet at any time. View an instructional video for adding to iPhone here.

How do I add the membership card to my Android phone?

Android users need to download Wallet Passes from Google Play. After you have the app, access the email from your smartphone and click “Download” in the membership email, and the card will automatically go to your Wallet Passes app, where it can be accessed at any time.

How can I view the back of my membership card?

The back of your card contains information about your membership benefits, links to reserve tickets and renew your membership, and contact information.
To view the back of your card on an iPhone, select the three dots in the top right corner of your screen.
To view the back of your card on an Android, tab the ‘i’ button in the lower right corner of your screen.

I’d prefer not to use this digital membership card, what should I do?

We are permanently phasing out our plastic physical cards to offer a more environmentally friendly alternative. If you wish not to switch to digital cards, our admission staff will be able to search for your record in our database and identify that you are an active member to continue to access your benefits such as free admission and store discounts. If you previously had a plastic membership card from MCD, you can present that, or you can present a valid photo ID.

For Enthusiast level ($150) members and higher who prefer a physical a card to access their reciprocal benefits such as NARM and ROAM, please contact our membership team at membership@sfmcd.org. A small processing fee of $5 may apply.

I have a question about my membership benefits and status.

Explore your full benefits online at sfmcd.org/join. Our membership team can answer any additional questions you may have about your standing and  benefits via emails at membership@sfmcd.org.

My name is spelled wrong/membership level/expiration date is incorrect.

Please contact our membership team at membership@sfmcd.org to update your membership records.

My family member is on this membership account also, how can they receive the card?

If you have a secondary member on your membership, they will also receive a digital card. Please make sure to provide the email for your secondary member when joining or renewing. If we do not have a unique email for the second member, the primary member will receive two emails containing each card. To share the second member’s card, either forward the email addressed to them to their email address, or use the following instructions to share their card with them:

  • Android
    Navigate to the back of the card (tap on the small “i” on the front) and use the “Share Pass” button to send the card to your secondary member.
  • iPhone
    Navigate to the back of the card (tap on the “…” button on the front), then tap on the share icon at the top right to send the card to your secondary member.
    If you are an iPhone user, you will find the share icon at the top right on the back of the card.

I downloaded my card but I can’t find it.

If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card (scroll through any cards that are already there–it may be hiding!). If you have an Android, you’ll need to download Wallet Passes from the Play Store prior to downloading the card.

Additional support and details about digital membership cards can be found on our partner Cuseum’s website here

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact our team at membership@sfmcd.org and thank you for being a member of the Museum of Craft and Design.

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