Become A Member

Become A MemberWe invite you to become a member of the Stark Cultural Venues. Your membership plays an important role in supporting art, history, and nature in Southeastern Texas and your membership has rewards for you, too! Our membership levels and benefits are listed below.
 
For more information, please contact Brandon Aldrich, Membership Coordinator, at 409.221.6656 or membership@starkculturalvenues.org.
 

General Membership Benefits

General Membership
  • Free admission for one year to STARKCultural Venues: Stark Museum of Art, The W.H. Stark House, and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
  • Invitations to Members’ Only exhibition previews, events, and store sales
  • Discounts on select classes, lectures, educational programs, and special events (discounts vary per membership level)
  • 10% discount at the Star and Crescent Moon Café and on retail purchases at Museum Store and Shangri La Garden Store
  • E-mail updates for exhibitions, events, and classes
  • Free admission and/or additional benefits at nearly 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program
 

Membership Levels

All levels receive general membership benefits for the named member(s) for one year:
Student - $20
One named student currently enrolled in a college, university or school of higher education. Proof of enrollment required
One named adult member currently employed as an educator. Proof of employee ID badge required.
One senior member age 65+
One named adult individual.
One named adult member and one adult or child guest.
Two named adult members.
Two named adult members and up to four children in the same household. Add a child or grandchild (age 21 years or younger) for an additional $15 per year. Additional membership benefits:
  • Add a child or grandchild (age 21 years or younger) for an additional $15 per year
  • Reciprocal membership admission privileges at fourteen museums through Museums West
  • Priority advanced early registration for select educational programs.
  • Reciprocal membership admission privileges to over 700 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers through North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association
Two named adult members and up to six guests. Additional membership benefits:
  • Priority advanced early registration for select educational programs
  • Facility rental options
  • Two guest passes for one-time admission to Stark Museum, The Stark House, and Shangri La
  • Reciprocal membership admission privileges at fourteen museums through Museums West
  • Reciprocal membership admission privileges to over 700 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers through North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association
Two named adult members and up to eight guests. Additional membership benefits:
  • Priority advanced early registration for select educational programs
  • Facility rental options
  • Four guest passes for one-time admission to Stark Museum, The Stark House and Shangri La
  • Reciprocal membership admission privileges at fourteen museums through Museums West
  • Reciprocal membership admission privileges to over 700 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers through North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association
 
 
 

Corporate memberships are also available. Please click here to view or download our information packet.

 
 

 
 

An SCV membership entitles the named member and guests to be admitted to SCV premises (Stark Museum, Stark House, Shangri La Gardens) in accordance with the terms of membership. SCV members and their guests must comply with all safety rules, observe all warnings and follow all instructions given by staff and/or security officers, and they each VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK, LOSS, LIABILITY AND DANGER for injury or damage to their person or property and all hazards arising from or related to admission to any SCV premises and/or participation of the member/guest in any exhibits or attractions. BY ACCEPTING ADMISSION WITH AN SCV MEMBERSHIP CARD, THE MEMBER OR GUEST RELEASES THE STARK FOUNDATION FROM ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGE THAT HE OR SHE MAY SUFFER. The member/guest agrees to be photographed, videotaped or filmed; grants permission for SCV to put such images to any uses it may deem proper; and waives all rights to compensation for such images. All items are subject to search. The Stark Foundation and SCV assume no responsibility for lost, stolen or unattended items on SCV premises. This card is not transferable. Terms of membership are subject to change without notice. Membership ends on expiration date noted on card.