Become a Member

It is yours to explore. Flash your membership card and the Royal BC Museum experience is suddenly amplified. Become a member and indulge your curiosity in our immersive galleries, engage your mind through our variety of programs, and learn about BC’s rich history — all for one low annual fee. Membership includes access to Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 (Opens December 4, 2015) and Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age (Opens June 3).

Consider deepening your engagement through special events and privileges as an Affinity Member.

Your donation in combination with your membership purchase will provide much needed support for our collections, research and exhibits.

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For more information about the Royal BC Museum membership programs, please contact Kathryn Swanson, Membership and Marketing Coordinator.
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shaun-cerisanoFor more information about the Affinity membership program for those who wish to donate to our charity as well as receive membership benefits, please contact Shaun Cerisano, Annual Campaign Manager.

LevelAnnual (Individual)Annual (Family)Affinity (Collector)Affinity (Conservator)Affinity (Guardian)
Unlimited admission to galleries and exhibitions
Unlimited admission to galleries and exhibitions for you and up to four people (maximum 5: two persons ages 19+ and up to three persons ages 6 to 18)
Express entry
10% discount on:

20% discount on single feature IMAX Theatre tickets
Enjoy up to 20% off at more than 40 cultural organizations! View the entire list here
What’s inSight magazine subscription
Exclusive Kids’ Club Event Invitations:

  • Your own membership card (ages 6 – 18 years)
  • Kids’ Club activities just for members!
  • Club Card to collect stamps and earn cool prizes
  • Subscription to What’s Insight Kids
  • 10% discount on events and programs including spring break and summer camps

Refer a Friend Benefit

Receive one free complimentary guest day pass when you refer a friend and they purchase a membership.*

*Just one day pass will be issued per membership purchase transaction. To be considered a valid referral your friend must provide your valid membership number plus mailing address and first and last name during purchase.

Tax receipt for CRA approved amount

Exclusive early morning gallery viewings with coffee and newspapers (check your eBulletins for details)
Complimentary Guest Day Pass TwoTwoFour
Exclusive tours led by a museum expert TwoFour
Reciprocal privileges to over 500 selected museums and art galleries across North America *Please note that list is subject to change
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Eligibility to host event (with appropriate rental fee)
Recognition on annual donor wall

Affinity Memberships: Where history and community come together!

The Affinity Membership program combines the love for BC’s natural and human history, with the love of community spirit. By becoming an Affinity Member, you give yourself an opportunity to visit the Museum and Archives as many times as you’d like throughout the year. Furthermore, you will have special perks that are only applicable to Affinity Members (see the “Levels and Benefits” for more information).

Perhaps more importantly, your Affinity Membership includes a tax deductible donation that helps us with the conservation of our collection. This allows us to showcase our collection to people within our community, including 35,000 school children in formal groups who visit us each year. Your contribution allows us to support the learning and development of school children in our community.

To become an Affinity Member, please contact:

shaun-cerisanoShaun Cerisano, Annual Campaigns Manager.

Annual Adult (19+)$62.95
Annual Senior (65+)$57.60
Annual Student (19+ with valid student ID)$57.60
Annual Youth (6 to 18 years)$30.95
Annual Family (maximum 5: two persons 19+ and up to three persons 6 to 18)$125.90
Annual Child (5 and under)Free
Affinity Collector (maximum 5: two persons 19+ and up to three persons 6 to 18)$350**
Affinity Conservator(maximum 5: two persons 19+ and up to three persons 6 to 18)$750**
Affinity Guardian (maximum 5: two persons 19+ and up to three persons 6 to 18)$1000**

*Prices are subject to change and include all applicable taxes. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.

**Affinity membership price includes a family membership subscription fee of $125.90 and a voluntary tax-receiptable donation for the remaining amount.

Members get all the perks!

Upgrade to a membership on the same day as your visit and your admission fee is deducted from your membership purchase.*

* Valid for same-day purchases only. Proof of purchase is required. Not valid for phone or web orders. Royal BC Museum memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash value.

A Thank You for when You Renew

Renew your membership before it expires and receive two complimentary guest day passes!

Don’t miss out on another year of discovery with the Royal BC Museum:

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View events calendar

Attention International Student Identity Cardholders

Are you currently a student and just seeking unlimited admission to the Royal BC Museum? Present your ISIC card to the box office and receive the ISIC Royal BC Museum Membership for just $30.95.

NOTE: The ISIC Membership level includes unlimited admission only. All other annual membership benefits are not included.

Purchase Multiple Memberships and Save!*

Planning to add to your employee benefits package? Know a group of people or more that would enjoy the Royal BC Museum? Save when you purchase five or more memberships within the same transaction**.

Family Membership Regular Rate: $94.29 + tax
Purchase 5 – 15 and get 10% off: $84.86 each + tax
Purchase 15 – 50 and get 12% off: $82.97 each + tax

Ask about larger bulk purchases and discounts.

Contact for more information.

* Discount applies only when five or more memberships are purchased at the same time.
** All first and last names of family members & the corporation’s billing address must be provided at time of purchase.

Becoming a Member

You can join online, by visiting the box office at the museum, or by printing and completing the application form and mailing it to:

Membership Department
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2

You can renew online by logging in, by visiting the box office at the museum, or by printing and completing the application form and mailing it to:

Membership Department
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2

You can purchase a gift membership online, by visiting the box office at the museum, or by printing and completing the application form and mailing it to:

Membership Department
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2

With each gift membership you purchase, you will receive a package that can be redeemed at the box office. When purchasing a gift membership, enter only your contact information. The recipients’  contact information will be collected once they redeem their gift card.

We offer senior, student and youth membership rates; please see the “Prices” tab.

If your child turns six during the year of your membership, they are still free until your membership expires.

Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Bring your Royal BC Museum admission ticket to the box office on the same day as your visit and we will deduct the cost of your museum admission from your membership.

Current Members

Members enjoy express entry. During feature exhibitions, members may require a timed entry ticket to visit the galleries. Timed entry tickets help us manage occupancy levels in the galleries to ensure you have an enjoyable visit.

As a member, you are entitled to entry to all of our permanent and feature exhibitions as many times as you like.

As a member, you receive 10% off your guest’s museum admission — up to two people per visit. Affinity members receive between two and four complementary guest passes per year. Check out more member benefits under the “Levels and Benefits” tab.

To ensure you continue to receive up-to-date information about what’s on at the Royal BC Museum and continue to receive our What’s INsight magazine please let us know of your email or address change by contacting the membership department at 250-387-3287 or via email at

Want to go green? By giving us your email address, you are helping us keep our carbon footprint small. Please make this request to the membership department at 250-387-3287 or via email at

Member Benefits

We are continuously working with other museums and organizations to offer our members benefits. For more information on our current partners, please see the “Levels and Benefits” tab.

Events and Programs

You can purchase event or program tickets online and receive your member discount by signing in. If you don’t have an account with us but are a member, please create a new account.

Membership Cards

Memberships are specific to the individual member and are non-transferable.

When you purchase your membership in person at the box office, you will receive your card immediately. If you purchase your membership online or by mail, your cards will be mailed to you within 5-10 business days.

Membership cards can be replaced; please visit the box office. A $5 card replacement fee applies.

Please contact the membership department at 250-387-3287 or via email at


More Information

For membership enquires, please contact:

Kathryn Swanson, Membership and Marketing Coordinator


Membership rewards you with unlimited family fun. Kids’ Club is a free members’ only program that introduces children to the museum and archival collections and exhibitions.

Sign up at the box office today and receive:kidsclub

  • Your own membership card (ages six+)
  • Unlimited access to the permanent galleries and feature exhibitions
  • Kids’ Club activities, just for members
  • Club Card to collect stamps and earn cool prizes
  • What’s inSight Kids magazine subscription
  • 10% discount on events and programs, including
    spring break and summer camp

Must be a Royal BC Museum youth member to join (six – 18 years).
Email address required for event and activity notifications.

Log in to become a member, renew your membership or reserve your spot in one of our events!

Learn more about our membership benefits or join today.

View Kids’ Club Event Listings

 Adult Learning
 Archives Lecture Series
 BC Archives
 Behind The Scenes
 Community Consultations
 Feature Length Tours
 Gold Rush
 Human History
 Kids and Families
 Kids' Club
 Live @ Lunch
 Museum Tours
 Natural History
 Night Shift
 Quest Lecture Series
 School Programs
 Snapshot Tours (30mins)
 Species at Risk
 Wonder Sunday
 BC Archives
 Royal BC Museum
 BC Archives
 Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC
 Clifford Carl Hall
 Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
 Esquimalt Lagoon
 Fisherman's Wharf
 Fort Langley Historic Site – The Theatre
 Helmcken House
 IMAX Victoria
 Interior Savings Centre
 Island View Beach
 Macaulay Point
 Modern History Gallery
 Natural History Gallery
 Netherlands Centennial Carillon
 Newcombe Hall
 Offsite- Clover Point
 Our Living Languages
 RBCM Boardroom
 Richmond Cultural Centre
 Royal BC Museum
 Royal BC Museum Campus
 St. Ann's Academy
 St. Ann's School House
 Student Classroom
 Student Lunchroom
 The Exploration Place
 The Laurel Packinghouse
 Uplands Park
 Vancouver Public Library
 Vic Theatre
 Willows Beach