Membership

 

Support the History Center 

Free year-round admission, discounts at the Columbia Cafe and Museum Store, and reciprocal admission deals to nearly a dozen local museums are just a few of the benefits of a History Center membership. Your annual membership is also the best way to show your support for local history education.

Membership Benefits

Your membership provides you with special discounts and privileges at other local museums and attractions. All members receive the local reciprocal benefits, which vary by organization. For a complete list of participating local organizations, please click here.
As a Time Travelers affiliate institution, the Tampa Bay History Center offers all of our members the reciprocal benefits of hundreds museums and historical sites throughout the United States. To view participating museums and historical sites by state, please visit Time Travelers. Benefits vary by institution.
As a Smithsonian Affiliate institution, the Tampa Bay History Center offers all of our members the option to add Smithsonian membership for an additional $20 per membership. Smithsonian membership provides members with a subscription to Smithsonian Magazine as well as free admission, benefits and discounts to participating Smithsonian institutions across the country. Benefits vary by institution. For more information, visit the Smithsonian site.
Southeastern Reciprocal Museum program (SERM) and the North American Reciprocal Museum program (NARM) are associations which offer reciprocal benefits to other participating museum members at a specified level.

 

SERM

SERM benefits are offered to members of the Tampa Bay History Center at the Family level and above. For a listing of participating museums, visit SERM and click on Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program, then click on the list of current museums.

NARM

NARM benefits are offered to members of the Tampa Bay History Center at the Supporter level and above. For a complete listing of  participating museums, visit NARM.

Validations are good for regular museum hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ONLY.  Parking validations are not available for after-hours events, lectures, evening gallery previews or other special events.  Daytime black-out dates during community sporting events, holidays and other public special events may also apply.

Additional Benefits

Free year-round admission

 

Discounts on programs, camps & tours

 

Parking benefits

 

Reciprocal admission deals

 

Museum Store & Columbia Cafe discounts

 

Membership Levels

Associate (Teacher/Student only) - $30
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Individual - $55
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Cotanchobee newsletter
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Companion - $75
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Cotanchobee newsletter
  • One free guest pass
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Family - $85
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Cotanchobee newsletter
  • SERM Reciprocal benefits
  • Invitations to special events
  • Two free guest passes
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Supporter - $150
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Cotanchobee newsletter
  • SERM Reciprocal benefits
  • Invitations to special events
  • NARM Reciprocal benefits
  • Tampa Bay History Journal
  • Four free guest passes
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Sponsor - $275
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Cotanchobee newsletter
  • SERM Reciprocal benefits
  • Invitations to special events
  • NARM Reciprocal benefits
  • Tampa Bay History Journal
  • Private tour with the History Center President and CEO
  • Six free guest passes
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Patron - $500
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Cotanchobee newsletter
  • SERM Reciprocal benefits
  • Invitations to special events
  • NARM Reciprocal benefits
  • Tampa Bay History Journal
  • Private tour with the History Center President and CEO
  • Complimentary Smithsonian membership
  • Eight free guest passes
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Benefactor - $1,000
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Cotanchobee newsletter
  • SERM Reciprocal benefits
  • Invitations to special events
  • NARM Reciprocal benefits
  • Tampa Bay History Journal
  • Private tour with the History Center President and CEO
  • Complimentary Smithsonian membership
  • 10% discount on facility rentals
  • Eight free guest passes
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Founder - $2,500 ($2,500 per year for 5 years)
  • Unlimited gallery admission
  • 10% discount in Museum Store
  • 10% discount at Columbia Cafe (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events)
  • Program and event discounts
  • Time Travelers and local museum discounts
  • Cotanchobee newsletter
  • SERM Reciprocal benefits
  • Invitations to special events
  • NARM Reciprocal benefits
  • Tampa Bay History Journal
  • Private tour with the History Center President and CEO
  • Complimentary Smithsonian membership
  • 10% discount on facility rentals
  • Founder plaque listing
  • 10 free guest passes
  • Limited number of parking validations in the Channelside Parking Garage.
Smithsonian Membership - $20
  • One year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine
  • Reciprocal benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliate organizations
  • 10% discount at Smithsonian museum stores
  • 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian

Member Events

The History Center hosts exhibit previews and other special receptions throughout the year as a complimentary benefit for our members. These events offer an after-hours, specially-themed museum experience, gallery access, refreshments and an opportunity to network and socialize. Members also receive discounts on special events, educational programs, summer camps and family-friendly activities throughout the year. Click below for a calendar of all upcoming History Center events.

801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602