Current exhibits on first-wave feminism, the women’s liberation movement of the 60s & 70s, trailblazing California women & art exhibitions
What You'll Get
Choose from Five Options
$5 for one-day admission for two ($10 value)
$10 for one-day admission for four ($20 value)
$23 for an individual annual membership ($45 value)
$35 for a family annual membership ($70 value)
$22 for a senior or student annual membership ($40 value)
Annual membership includes:
- Admission to the gallery space
- Two complimentary guest passes
- Subscription to the online newsletter
- Discounts on lectures, films, and workshops
- Use of the reference library
- 10% discount at the museum store
See the museum’s current exhibits.
The Fine Print
About Women’s Museum of California
With ever-changing exhibits that explore the story of women in America, the Women's Museum of California hopes to inspire future generations about the women who came before them. Only one of five such museums in the United States, the museum's staff diligently curates its collection to preserve evidence of these women's experiences.
History: Mary Maschal, a lecturer on women's history, was an avid collector of related historical memorabilia—so avid, in fact, that her friends urged her to share this collection with the public. The original collection was displayed in her home, but moved to its current space in 1997, where it soon evolved into a legitimate women's history museum.
Permanent Mainstay: Every year, the museum hosts the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and honors all winners in a permanent exhibit.
Past Exhibits: Beautiful, Brilliant, and Brave: A Celebration of Black Women highlighted the contributions of local African-American women to their communities.
Pro Tip: Visitors who want to delve deeper into women's history can make an appointment to peruse the museum's archives, which include the collection of Nancy Reeves, an influential feminist author and lecturer and San Diego Women's Hall of Fame inductee.
Special Programs: The museum hosts regular speaking events, workshops, and film screenings related to women's history.