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Membership in the National Museum not only provides numerous benefits (including 10% off Museum Store purchases!), but also supports our mission to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the experiences of Japanese Americans.

We invite you to become a new Member, renew your Membership, or share the National Museum with a friend or loved one by giving a Gift Membership today!



Special Instructions:


For Gift Memberships, include the recipient’s contact information in the “comments” section located at the bottom of the “billing information” page. The gift giver’s information should be entered in the “billing address” section.

For Family/Dual Level and above, please type the name of the second cardholder in the box above.

Your Member package including your personalized Member card(s) will be sent separately through the Member and Donor Services department. Please allow approximately 3-4 weeks for delivery.



General Membership Benefits
(valid for one year, renewable annually)
  • Unlimited general admission to the Museum (does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions except as noted)
  • Free or reduced price admission to public programs, workshops, and conferences
  • Invitations to Members’ Exhibition Openings
  • Members-only mailings including a subscription to inspire magazine and Calendar of Events
  • Museum e-newsletter subscription
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store and janmstore.com and 20% discount on Member Appreciation Days (some exceptions may apply)
  • Special members-only discounts at participating businesses
  • Complimentary access to the Hirasaki National Resource Center and member discounts on certain services
  • Opportunity to join the Museum’s Volunteer Program


  • Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Limited edition membership card with exhibition’s signature image of Hello Kitty (while supplies last)
       – Member exclusive hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings during Hello!
       – Members only events, such as curator-led gallery tours
       – Access to admission reservation system beginning August 18, 2014 (public access starts September 29)





  • Individual Membership ($50)
    General benefits for one adult.

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 1 adult


  • Senior Membership ($30)
    General benefits for one senior. Must be 62 years or older.

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 1 adult


  • Student Membership ($30)
    General benefits for one full-time student enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university. A copy of a valid student I.D. must be submitted with membership payment. Please fax a copy of your Student I.D. to Attention: Membership Online at 213.687.9135.

    Or mail a copy to: Japanese American National Museum
    100 N Central Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    attn: Membership Department

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 1 adult


  • Family/Dual Membership ($75)
    General benefits for two adults at the same address and three children or grandchildren (under 18 years) plus:

    * Children’s Membership Cards

    * Family e-newsletter subscription

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 2 adults and 3 children
       – JANM-branded Hello Kitty tote bag


  • Contributing Membership ($150)
    All the benefits of Family/Dual plus:

    * Membership for two in reciprocal membership programs—the North American Reciprocal Museum Program and the Western Reciprocal Membership Program—which provide admission and member discounts at more than 500 museums

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 2 adults and 3 children

       All of the Hello! benefits of Family/Dual Membership, plus:
         – JANM-branded Hello Kitty plush toy


  • Supporting Membership ($300)
    All the benefits of Contributing plus:

    * General admission for two guests when accompanied by the Member(s)

    * Private Member Tour of the Museum’s permanent exhibition, Common Ground: The Heart of Community, for four, by appointment

    * 10% discount on Museum facilities rentals

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 2 adults and 3 children

       All of the Hello! benefits of Contributing Membership, plus:
         – Two (2) free one-time-use guest admissions to Hello!
         – Hello! exhibition catalogue


  • Sustaining Membership ($600)
    All the benefits of Supporting plus:

    * Invitations for two to one Upper Level Members event

    * General admission for four guests when accompanied by the Member(s)

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 2 adults and 3 children

       All of the Hello! benefits of Contributing Membership, plus:
         – Four (4) free one-time-use guest admissions to Hello!
         – Hello! exhibition catalogue
         – Invitation to Opening Reception for Hello! exhibition (must join by October 9, 2014)


  • Director’s Circle Membership ($1,000 - $4,999)
    All the benefits of Sustaining plus:

    * Complimentary Smithsonian Museum membership and subscription to Smithsonian magazine or Air & Space magazine

    * Invitations for two to Upper Level Members events which include exhibition previews, lectures, educational programs, and insider tours of museums, collections, homes, and gardens

    * Recognition as a Director’s Circle Member

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 2 adults and 3 children
       – All of the Hello! benefits of Sustaining Membership


    Director’s Circle Membership ranges from $1,000 - $4,999. You may join online at the $1,000 level or call 213.830.5676 to join at another level.


  • President’s Circle Membership ($5,000 - $9,999)
    All the benefits of Director’s Circle plus:

    * Private use of the Yuki Board Room for a business meeting or an intimate family gathering (excluding catering, A/V, security, and party rentals)

    * One complimentary Museum published exhibition catalogue available for pick up at the Museum during the duration of the exhibition

    * Behind-the-scenes Collections Tour of the Museum for six, including areas not accessible to the public, by appointment

    * Special recognition in the annual Gala Dinner Journal

    * Recognition as a President’s Circle member

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 2 adults and 3 children
       – All of the Hello! benefits of Sustaining Membership


    President’s Circle Membership ranges from $5,000 - $9,999. You may join online at the $5,000 level or call 213.830.5646 to join at another level.


  • Chairman’s Circle Membership ($10,000+)
    All the benefits of President’s Circle plus:

    * Private use of one of the Pavilion’s meeting spaces for a business meeting or family gathering with the opportunity to have a director or curator speak to your guests (excluding food, beverages, and party rentals)

    * Recognition as a Chairman’s Circle member

    * Additional benefits related to JANM’s Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty exhibition (October 2014 – April 2015):
       – Free admission to Hello! for 2 adults and 3 children
       – All of the Hello! benefits of Sustaining Membership


    Chairman’s Circle Membership starts from $10,000. You may join online at the $10,000 level or call 213.830.5646 to join at another level.


  • Thank you for supporting the Japanese American National Museum.

    Memberships are not discountable.

    If you have questions regarding Membership, please contact us at membership@janm.org or by calling 213.830.5646. You can also visit the Membership & Donations Frequently Asked Questions page.


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