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$55: Membership for one adult*
$95: Membership for two adults*

$95: Family Membership for two adults + up to 2 children*

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Want to purchase a membership by check? Make your check payable to “Heal the Bay” and send it to: 1444 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. US Mail is preferred and mail is collected daily. Please call us at (310) 451-1500 for any questions.




Climb Aboard Our Member“Ship”

Our Member“Ship” is full of passionate and dedicated Heal the Bay supporters working to ensure that coastal waters and watersheds in Southern California are safe, healthy, and clean for communities and animals alike, for generations to come. Thanks to the generous annual support of our Member“Ship” Crew, we are able to further our efforts through science, education, community action, and advocacy. We are able to care for HUNDREDS of animals at the Heal the Bay Aquarium including endangered species and individual animals rescued from illegal animal trafficking. Protect what you love. Become a member and join our Crew today!


$55: Membership for one adult*
$95: Membership for two adults* 

$95: Family Membership for two adults + up to 2 children*

Member” Ship” Includes:

  • UNLIMITED FREE Admission to Heal the Bay Aquarium for one year
  • 25% discount on guest admission tickets
  • 10% discount on retail purchases at the Heal the Bay Online Store, Heal the Bay Aquarium Gift Shop, and Aquarium Welcome Center on Top of the Santa Monica Pier
  • 5% discount on Aquarium Science Camp
  • Heal the Bay’s digital Blue Newsletter
  • AQ Movie Night
  • Special Member-Only Tide Pool Excursions

*Adult(s) are individuals that are 13+ in age. Children 12 and under are free but MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Looking to take your impact to the next level? Would be prefer to pay for your membership with monthly instalments? Become a Sustaining Member and enjoy all the same Membership benefits while you Invest in What You Love!

Protect What You Love

Your Heal the Bay Member“Ship” contributes directly to our mission of protecting public health, addressing climate change, fostering biodiversity, and promoting environmental justice. Your donation also supports our marine education programs and our work to protect local habitats and marine life. Thanks to your contribution our programs can continue to make waves of change throughout watersheds and communities from the highest summits to the deepest seas and beyond.

Membership FAQ’s

Is this donation tax deductible?
Heal the Bay is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

When is my membership active?
Your annual membership will become active on the date of purchase and is valid for one year (12 consecutive months) from the purchase date.

I purchased my membership, when will I receive my membership confirmation and details?
You should receive a confirmation email within a few minutes after your membership purchase. You will receive a separate email within one (1) business day with your digital membership card. Show your digital membership to our Admission Desk staff at each visit for free entry to the Aquarium. Questions? Please contact

When does my membership expire?
Your annual membership will expire 12 months from the original purchase date.

Is my membership transferable?
Your Heal the Bay Annual Member”Ship” subscription is currently non-transferable, but you are able to purchase one as a gift. Select dedicate my donation to give a Heal the Bay Annual Membership as a gift.

Can I get a discount on admission tickets for my guests?
Yes, members can purchase tickets for adult guests with a 25% discount off the regular admission price.

Does the Annual Member”Ship” subscription provide admission for children?
Children that are 12 and under in age are granted free admission to the Aquarium and must be accompanied by an adult during the visit.

What is your Federal Tax ID?
Heal the Bay’s Tax ID is 95-4031055. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution.

Want to get more involved but cost is a concern? Heal the Bay recognizes the dedication of its volunteers. Our program offers subsidized memberships to volunteers on a case-by-case basis who have generously donated their time by volunteering for more than 26 hours in a calendar year. Email to see if you are eligible.