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.
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.
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.
Members receive discounts to both the Tampa Bay History Center museum store and food & beverage items at the Columbia Cafe.
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.
Reciprocal Admission Deals
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 benefits are offered to members of the Tampa Bay History Center at the Family level and above. For a listing of participating museums,visit SERMand click on Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program, then click on the 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 participating museums,visit NARM.
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.
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.
Enter the primary name and email on your existing membership account. This is the person who originally purchased the membership.
At the bottom of the registration screen, select the checkbox and enter a password. After you register, you are eligible for any perks that we offer to users. When you sign in, the site pre-populates forms with your information.