Membership & Sponsorship

Dear Friend of the Desert,

The Imperial Valley Desert Museum Board of Directors encourages you to join us in supporting the preservation of native desert tribe artifacts, and educating our community to the history, geology and culture of the Yuha desert area. By becoming a member of IVDMS, you will be able to participate in “member only” special events and Talk with an Expert dinners. You will receive priority notification of all museum activities. Your admission with a guest is free and you will receive a 10% discount on all gift shop purchases. We hope you have been able to visit the museum to see what’s been accomplished.

Thank you for considering becoming an IV Desert Museum member. Your membership will support community education and activities, additional donations will support sustained funding from Endowment Fund income.
Please download the New Membership Application and mail it back to us!
Imperial Valley Desert Society-IVDMS
Make checks payable to IVDMS and mail to:

IVDMS- Imperial Valley Desert Museum Society

PO Box #2455 El Centro, CA 92244

Credit card payments accepted by telephone.

Annual Membership / $35

  • Member-only events

  • Previews of upcoming events and exhibits

  • Quarterly newsletter

  • 10% off at the gift shop

  • Membership card

Sponsoring Membership/ $100

  • All Member benefits

  • $65 donation towards the Museum

Save the Childers Collection / $145

  • All Member benefits

  • $107 donation towards the Morlin Childers Collection curation

Life Membership / $1,000

  • All Member benefits

  • $965 donation towards the Museum

Our Endowment

Our goal is to build an Endowment that will fund our staff and keep the museum open for the next 30 years and beyond! In December 2014 we won a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that means through 2019 the NEH will match all donations to our Endowment Fund! We hope you will donate or pledge to donate today to help us reach our $1 million dollar goal!