Member Benefits

Member Benefits

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From conquistadors to cattlemen, Seminoles to cigar rollers, find your story at the Tampa Bay History Center – it’s exactly what you didn’t expect.

History Center membership includes unlimited gallery admission, Museum Store and Columbia Cafe discounts, reciprocal privileges at museums throughout the United States and invitations to special programs and events. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the History Center offers members the opportunity to become a Smithsonian Member at a reduced price.

 

 

Annual Benefits

Associate*

$30*

Teacher / Student Only

Individual

$55

Companion

$75

Admits 2 adults

Family

$85

Supporter

$150

Sponsor

$275

Patron

$500

Benefactor

$1000

Founder

$2500*

*Per year for 5 years

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Museum Store 10% discount benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker
Columbia 10% discount (excludes alcoholic beverages and catered events) benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker
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SERM Reciprocal Benefits (90 participating museums)       benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker
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NARM Reciprocal Benefits (500 participating Museums)         benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker
Tampa Bay History Journal         benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker
Private Tour with History Center President & CEO           benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker
Complimentary Smithsonian membership             benefit-marker benefit-marker benefit-marker
Facility rental 10% discount               benefit-marker benefit-marker
Founder plaque listing                 benefit-marker
Free guest pass(es)     1 2 4 6 8 8 10
Parking Validations 1 2 3 3 4 6 8 10 12
**Must present membership card and ID. Parking available at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Blue Lot, from 10 to 5 only. Other restrictions and Black-out dates may apply. Parking benefit is non-transferable and does not accrue beyond current membership period. One per visit. No cash value.
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Add Smithsonian membership
for an additional $20

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  • One year subscription to Smithsonian Magazine
  • Reciprocal benefits and participating Smithsonian Affiliate Organizations
  • 10% Discount at Smithsonian museum stores
  • 10% Discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian

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 here for a calendar of all upcoming History Center events.

Thanks to our partnership with the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the History Center offers parking validation for our members and paid admission-visitors during regular museum hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) Members receive a quantity of parking validations each year, based upon membership level. Just stop by the Visitor Services desk each time you visit to receive parking validation for that day.

Please note: 

  • Members must present their membership card and ID to receive parking validation.
  • Validation is for the Forum’s Blue Parking Lot (adjacent to the History Center), from 10AM to 5PM only
  • Validation is not available for after-hours events.
  • Other restrictions and black-out dates may apply. 
  • Member parking benefit is non-transferable and does not accrue beyond current membership period.
  • One validation per visit.
  • No cash value. 
  • Local Museum and Attractions

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. Reciprocal Benefits

  • Time Travelers

As a Time Travelers affiliate institution the Tampa Bay History Center offers all of our members the reciprocal benefits of more than 200 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.

  • Smithsonian

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 Smithsonian

  • NARM and SERM

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 currently has more than 90 participating institutions and NARM currently has over 600 participating institutions. 

  • SERM benefits are offered to members of the Tampa Bay History Museum at the Family level and above.  For a listing of participating museums – visit SEREM and click on Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program, then click on list of current museums.
  • NARM benefits are offered to members of the Tampa Bay History Center at the Supporter level and above.  For a complete listing of over 500 participating museums, visit NARM

Members receive The Tampa Bay History Center’s Cotanchobee, which is published three times per year and provides members with information on the Center’s programs, collections, special events, new exhibitions, and more, including articles about Tampa’s history, interesting facts and interviews with local experts. 

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