We invite you to become a member of Channel Islands Maritime Museum and experience superb experiences all year long. Preview Museum exhibitions, and attend lectures, demonstrations—all while helping to support Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s superb exhibitions and quality education programs.

By joining the Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum at Channel Islands Harbor, you will be helping to support a valuable cultural resource. Members receive free admission all year long, and many other discounts and privileges! All memberships are renewable annually and all contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. Buy, give or renew a membership today!

Membership donations are the life blood of CIMM!

We celebrate two and three dimensional Maritime art and believe our exhibits show both useful purposes but are also objects of great beauty related to the sea. Do you believe these things too?

by phone

For questions, or to sign up by phone, call CIMM at (805) 984-6260.

by mail

Download and fill out the CIMM Membership Form, and mail to 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard CA 93035. Please make checks payable to Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

Please note:

Family Membership:

Includes admission for one person plus three immediate family (children, parents, grandparents).

The Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) was founded in 1974 to bring together institutions working toward the preservation and interpretation of North America’s maritime heritage. We foster friendship and cooperation among member institutions. This friendship promotes research, exhibition, publication and mutual assistance among practitioners within the maritime heritage field.

What is CAMM’s Reciprocal Admission Policy?

“CAMM Reciprocal Admissions” cards entitle CIMM Lieutenant level membership and above free admission at other CAMM museums.

Why was this policy developed?

The program was developed to help fulfill CAMM’s mission of increasing awareness of maritime museums in North America.  It is a tangible (low cost) benefit which can be offered to promote higher-level memberships at each museum.  It also encourages significant donors to visit other maritime museums which they might also be interested in supporting.

Each museum issues CAMM Reciprocal Admissions cards along with regular membership renewal cards to $100-and-up members.  These cards are dated and must be presented with a current membership card from a CAMM member institution.

Who participates?

All CAMM member museums – full and affiliate – are encouraged to honor the CAMM Reciprocal Admissions  Cards at their gate and to provide the cards to their upper-level members.  A minimum of offering free admission to the cardholder is expected.  Some museums admit guests of the cardholder free of charge or offer other membership benefits as they see fit.


NARM Benefits:

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association℠ has 985 member institutions, and CIMM is one of them! With a CIMM Lieutenant level membership and above, simply present your current membership card validated with accepted NARM identification to any participating NARM institution to receive:

  • Free/member admission during regular museum hours
  • Member discounts at museum shops
  • Discounts on concert/lecture tickets*

Guests are not included unless they present a current membership card validated with the accepted NARM identification.  Family memberships are determined by each participating institution and it is recommended that you contact the institution you plan to visit prior to visiting to avoid any confusion.  *Note that some institutions restrict benefits. Contact the institution you plan to visit for more information.