Group Tours

The Stark Museum of Art offers guided tours for groups of 10 – 72 adults. A docent will lead your group through each gallery and offer a brief overview of the major collections as well as insight into key works of art. Tours need to be scheduled in advance. They can be requested by completing our online registration form or by calling the museum at 409.886.ARTS (2787). Group Tours are $5 per person at the Stark Museum.

Become a Member, Renew or Gift a Membership

Stark Museum of Art, The W.H. Stark House, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

As a member of Stark Cultural Venues, you will enjoy special benefits and unique experiences with the best in art, nature, history and culture. Your membership supports educational programs and community outreach efforts of the Stark Foundation in its mission to improve the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

General Membership Benefits


Free admission for one year to Stark Cultural 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 Stark Museum of Art 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 Membership ($20): One student currently enrolled in college, university or school of higher education. Proof of enrollment required

Senior Membership ($40): One named senior member, age 65+

Individual Membership ($60): One named adult member

Dual Membership ($90): One named adult member and one adult or child guest

Couple Membership ($90): Two named adult members

Family Membership ($120): 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
  • Priority advanced early registration for select educational programs
  • 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
Star Membership ($250): One named adult member and up to seven guests
  • Priority advanced early registration for select educational programs
  • Facility rental options
  • 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 guest passes for one-time admission to Stark Museum, The Stark House and Shangri La
Crescent Membership ($500): One named adult member and up to nine guests
  • Priority advanced early registration for select educational programs
  • Facility rental options
  • 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
  • Four guest passes for one-time admission to Stark Museum, The Stark House and Shangri La