Established in 1952, the San Bernardino County Museum Association solicits, manages, and distributes funds, engages in programs, and advocates for the benefit of the San Bernardino County Museum and its mission.
During the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Association raised more than $170,000 in support of the Museum, including $100,000 earmarked for exhibits, public programs, admissions discount programs, Dome Talks and collections management.
The Association’s funding of the museum is made possible thanks to our generous donors – from new and longtime supporters of the San Bernardino County Museum system; fellow nonprofits; and businesses found in our own backyard.
The SBCMA’s year-round work supports the following programs/exhibits taking place at the San Bernardino County Museum:
Bucky Ball: The Association’s annual gala is the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser planned to raise funds for the Museum system and its year-round natural and cultural learning opportunities for all ages. To learn more, click here.
CuriousCity: Toddler-aged children can develop their motor and social skills with this hands-on, interactive exhibit specifically tailored for them at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley. The space is completely separate from the museum’s other exhibits, which allows younger children to play with others their age without interruptions.
Dome Talks: Explore the past, present, and future of the Inland Empire region through thoughtful evening discussions featuring prominent names in literature, charity work, and more. Learn more about the recently announced 2019 lineup here.
Museums For All: The San Bernardino County Museum Association collaborated with U.S. Bank to sponsor the Museum’s membership into the Museums For All Program, which invites low-income families up to nine people to access any county Museum site for just $1 per person. Museums for All is a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums and the Institute of Museums of Library Services.
The San Bernardino County Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible as allowable by law. Tax ID #95-6095688