Members Only

Holiday gift giving can be a stressful ordeal. We often wait until the last second, make a subpar selection and hope to pass it off with no one noticing. The thing is, you can give a gift card and not be settling. Here are some gift membership cards for three types of people in your life. Besides free admission, benefits vary depending on level of contribution, but we’ve called attention to special highlights you or your loved ones will get to enjoy.

Who What


Supporter of the Arts

Marin MOCA,

de Young/Legion of Honor,

Discounts at all museum stores. Invitations to special members-only events and parties.
Nature Lover

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy,

California Academy of Sciences,

Invitation to the members’ hiking series at GGNPC and special planetarium shows at Academy of Sciences.

Bay Area Discovery Museum,


Exclusive access to family programs at both museums. Invitations to special members-only events.


Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.