Member Benefits

Membership has its benefits—especially during The Big Exchange, a membership reciprocity program taking place May 1-18, 2019.

The Big Exchange offers members of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation free general admission to more than 30 participating arts and cultural destinations in San Diego.

Simply head to your favorite participating destination, inform the guest services representative that you are there for “The Big Exchange,” then show your Flying Leathernecks member card for complimentary reciprocal admission. Since all Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation memberships are designated as “family” memberships, each membership allows entrance for up to four guests at participating museums.

Show your current membership card and get free entry for up to four guests to the organizations listed below. 

Join Us In Preserving Marine Aviation History and Programs

Get perks like The Big Exchange Museum Pass, Museum Store Discounts plus other member benefits and events.
Our memberships start at $35.00 per year. 

Participating Museums:

Barona Cultural Center and Museum*

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum†

California Surf Museum

Coronado Historical Association*

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum*

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Heritage of the Americas Museum

Japanese Friendship Garden

La Jolla Historical Society*

Living Coast Discovery Center

LUX Art Institute

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego (downtown)

Museum of Photographic Arts

New Americans Museum*

Oceanside Museum of Art

San Diego Archaeological Center

San Diego Art Institute

San Diego Automotive Museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum*

San Diego History Center

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego Natural History Museum (The NAT)

The Marston House Museum and Gardens

The New Children’s Museum

Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center*

Timken Museum*

USS Midway Museum

Visions Art Museum

Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum

Whaley House Museum

*Denotes museums that do not charge admission.

† Denotes a museum whose primary exhibit will close before the end of The Big Exchange.

Please check participating museum websites for exhibitions, hours and closures

Maximum of four people per membership.

The Big Exchange is a collaborative program of the San Diego County Museum Membership Committee and the San Diego Museum Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase awareness, connect, provide services and advocate for the diverse museums within our membership. For more information visit

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Donate To The Flying Leather Neck Foundation to help support the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and preserve Marine history


Phone: 858-693-1723
4203 Anderson Avenue
San Diego, CA 92145
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 45316
San Diego, CA 92145-0316