photo by Michael Sampiano

Photo by Michael Sampiano.

One of the easiest ways to get involved with the CAM is to become a member. Your membership represents a personal investment in the existence of this museum and ensures the continuation of a wide array of quality exhibitions, programs, and events we bring to the community. By becoming a member, you join others in preserving an important part of America’s heritage, while also bringing recognition to the history and cultural legacy of pioneering and contemporary Chinese American communities.

Ways to Join

  • Online enrollment
  • Phone—call us at (213) 485-8484
  • Mail a completed membership form and check to:
    Chinese American Museum
    c/o Membership
    125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 202
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Visit CAM and fill out a membership form at the Museum Store

Membership Levels

Individual ($50)

Your Individual level membership benefits include:

  • 12 months of unlimited Free Admission
  • 10% discount on Museum Store merchandise
  • Invitations to exclusive opening receptions, special events, and programs
  • Annual full-color CAM newsletter + monthly e-news
  • Recognition in CAM Newsletter
  • Club 425 Rewards Program discounts at participating shops and restaurants

Family/Dual ($75)

All Individual level benefits, plus:

  • Membership cards provided to two adults who reside at the same address ($25 savings!)
  • Two complimentary Family History Scrapbook educational activity books (pick-up only)

Advocate ($125)

All Family/Dual level benefits, plus:

Charter ($35)

Eligible ONLY to members who joined before or on December 18, 2003.

  • Membership includes all the benefits of the Individual level membership

Senior/Student ($35)

Discount membership for senior members (age 60+) and students.

  • Membership includes all the benefits of the Individual level membership

Corporate ($500)

Official membership cards are designated to up to five employees. All benefits apply to official card carrying member(s).

All Family/Dual level benefits, plus:

  • Business recognition in CAM newsletter
  • Membership benefits to 600+ museums through North American Reciprocal Membership program (NARM)
  • Additional company employees enjoy complimentary admission and 10% discount at the CAM Museum Store by showing their company business card.

Cross Promotional Benefits for All Membership Levels

CAM regularly teams up with organizations and/or businesses in an effort to support and strengthen our local economy, community relations, and civic spirit. We are excited to offer the following benefits for ALL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS through our partnerships:

East West Players

CAM members can now receive $10 off single-ticket prices at East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theatre organization, which produces outstanding works and educational programs that give voice to the Asian Pacific American experience. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling (213) 625-7000, Monday–Friday, 11 am–5 pm. Proof of membership must be presented at the Box Office to claim tickets. Discount is not valid for Previews, Opening Nights, or special productions, and cannot be combined with any other discount. Valid only on full-price orchestra or balcony tickets. Limit 4 tickets per membership. For more information, please visit


As a proud KCRW Fringe Benefits Partner, CAM is pleased to offer KCRW members 10% off new memberships and gift shop purchases at the museum. You must present your KCRW membership card upon arrival to receive the discounts. KCRW is Southern California’s leading National Public Radio affiliate that features music, news, and cultural programming. For more information, please visit

Tax Deductible

All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law (FCAM EIN #95-4176897).

Membership Form

Please note: All online membership transactions will be processed on a separate, secured site hosted by Paypal.

New and Renewal Memberships

Your support means a lot! To purchase a new membership or to renew an existing membership, please select one of the buttons below.

$50 Individual Membership
$75 Family/Dual Membership
$125 Advocate Membership
$35 Student Membership
$35 Senior (Age 60+) Membership
$500 Corporate Membership
$888 Sustaining Circle Membership
Please fill out the form here.

Gift Memberships

Did you know you can also purchase gift memberships for your friends and loved ones?

“Gift Recipient Name & Address” on Paypal Site:

After you select one of the membership levels below, please remember to enter the gift recipient’s 1) full name and 2) mailing address under the section titled “Gift Recipient Name & Address” near the end of your Paypal transaction. Otherwise, the gift membership will be sent to your address.

Gift $50 Individual Membership
Gift $75 Family/Dual Membership
Gift $125 Advocate Membership
Gift $35 Student Membership
Gift $35 Senior (Age 60+) Membership
Gift $500 Corporate Membership

Please allow 4–6 weeks for membership processing.