Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Museum visitors dancing at a museum event.


An Asian Art membership is your pass to new art experiences. From the serene to the surprising, the ancient to the avant-garde, be inspired by a museum like no other. As a member, you are connected, you are family, you make a difference.


All members enjoy these core benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission
  • Free tickets for all special exhibitions
  • Invitations to member previews for special exhibitions and monthly virtual events
  • 10% discount at the Cha May Ching Museum Boutique, plus a 20% discount during Member Shopping Days and free shipping on orders of $100 and up
  • 10% discount at the museum’s cafe
  • Discounted parking at the UC Law Parking Garage (up to 4 hours during museum hours)
  • Access to exclusive content and event recordings via the Virtual Member Lounge
  • 20% savings on private group tour docent fee
  • Free audio tours
  • Subscriptions to our members’ magazine and monthly member e-news

Choose the Level That’s Right For You

  • All core benefits
  • Unlimited free admission for two adults
  • One member card
  • Fully tax deductible
Member Plus
  • All Member benefits
  • Unlimited free admission for four adults and all children under 18
  • Two member cards
  • One pass that admits two guests
  • $164 is tax deductible
Member Premium
Best Value
Jade Circle

Includes special access to events, exhibitions and the private donor lounge.

All core general member benefits plus:

  • Access to the Peterson Room, our private donor lounge
  • Curator One-on-One to learn more about the artworks in your collection
  • Invitation to the annual Deputy Director’s Lecture
  • Customized docent-led tour for 10 guests
  • Invitations to special exhibition openings
  • After-hours access to major special exhibitions
  • Free admission for you and up to six guests on each museum visit
  • Access to a concierge to get the most out of your museum visits


Jade Circle Gold

Special opportunities to tour the museum and travel with curators, plus an event with the director.

All Jade Circle benefits plus:

  • Travel with a museum curator to a destination in the U.S.
  • Invitation to an event hosted by the museum director
  • Invitation to a curator-led tour of an exhibition or gallery rotation
  • Special museum experiences designed just for Jade Gold members



Premier membership with exclusive art experiences, curated domestic and international travel and exhibition opening events.

  • All Jade Circle Gold benefits
  • International travel with museum curators focusing on unique art experiences
  • Trip to an art fair with the museum director offering insider access to museums, private collections, galleries and auction houses
  • Priority reservation for cultural travel opportunities within the U.S.
  • Visits to studios of leading artists, both emerging and established
  • Tours of important collections in private homes
  • Intimate discussions with scholars and art dealers
  • Invitation to the Annual Nexus Event
  • Customized docent-led tour for up to 20 guests
  • Recognition on the museum donor wall and in the Annual Report


Director’s Circle
  • All Nexus benefits 
  • Private event for two hosted by museum director
  • Opportunity to host a wine reception for 10 guests in the museum’s elegant Peterson Room 
  • Priority reservation for Nexus international travel 


Chair’s Circle
  • All Director’s Circle benefits
  • Private event for four hosted by museum director
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the museum for 10 guests
  • Opportunity to participate in a customized curatorial experience


Discounted Membership

These discounted levels require proof of eligibility and provide all Member level benefits.

  • Student
  • Senior (age 65+)
  • Teacher
  • Out of Region (200+ miles from museum)
  • Fully tax deductible
Rhino Club
For Kids
Add-on: +$50

Rhino Club — inspired by Reina, the museum’s beloved Chinese bronze rhinoceros — is a membership just for kids! Travel throughout Asia without leaving San Francisco and discover a trove of art treasures that will fascinate and inspire. Through storytelling tours and arts-and-crafts workshops, you’ll learn, play and make art together as a family. Add Rhino Club to any membership level.

Rhino Club members receive:

  • An Explorer’s Activity Pack*
  • A Kid’s Passport, which gets stamped on each visit
  • Invitations to Rhino Club programs
  • One pass that admits two guests
  • $35 is tax deductible

*One Explorer’s Activity Pack is included with each membership. You can purchase additional Packs for $10 each. Activity Packs must be picked up at the membership desk.

Small Business and Community Membership

Extend members-only perks to your employees, sponsors or patrons when you sign up for a Small Business or Community Membership. Entertain your clients, inspire your audiences or incentivize your team by providing insider access to more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks from the ancient to the contemporary. Your membership supports the museum’s vision to make Asian art and culture essential to everyone.

Benefits include:

  • Core member benefits including free admission
  • 10% discount at the Cha May Ching Museum Boutique
  • 20% discount on the docent fee for private group tours
  • Discounted parking at the UC Law Parking Garage (during museum hours)
  • Small Business Membership: $500

    For businesses with 25 employees or fewer.

  • Community Membership: $300

    For small nonprofit organizations and their patrons.

Corporate Membership

An Asian Art Museum Corporate Membership aligns your brand with one of the Bay Area’s premier arts organizations and increases your company’s visibility in the community. All Corporate Membership levels include entertaining privileges at the museum, benefits for employees, and acknowledgment opportunities. Demonstrate your company’s commitment to diversity, education, and a thriving community by joining today.

For more information about Corporate Membership, visit our Institutional Partnerships page.

Questions? Contact our membership team:

  • Phone: 415.581.3740
  • Email: [email protected]
  • On-site: Stop by the membership desk
  • Mail: Checks payable to "Asian Art Museum Foundation" can be sent to Asian Art Museum, Membership Department, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

For other membership questions, contact a team member

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