Preserving regional history and culture is at the heart of the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center. To enable us to fulfill this mission we are dependent on membership fees, grants and donations. The funds contributed through membership fees enable us to keep our doors open and allows us to create opportunities for entertainment and learning through educational programs and exhibits, and sustain our community’s heritage through the preservation and care of our historic artifacts and photographs.

Take this membership opportunity and play a part in preserving and sharing the story of Sparks and Truckee Meadows. We look forward to seeing you at the Museum.

Membership Application To make PAYMENT ONLINE please use the DONATE tab and select either Paypal or Razoo. to process your payment.  Thank you!

Individual Membership (Gandy Dancer): $25.00/year with unlimited museum visits.

Family Membership (Passenger):  $30.00/year includes 2 memberships for people at same address: unlimited visits.

Sustaining Membership (Brakeman): $50.00/year for 2 individuals at the same address; 2 guests/visit complimentary.

Premium Family (Fireman): $100.00/year unlimited admission and up to 4 guests/visit.  25% reduction on photographic reproductions; 50% discount on ticketed museum events.

Corporate Membership: $500.00/year for 25 annual memberships: 3 x 3 Recognition Placque displayed inside the museum.

Individual Life Membership: $1000.00

  • Unlimited Free Admission & General benefits for ONE Individual for the life of the individual
  • Two guests complimentary per visit
  • 3 X 3 Recognition Plaque displayed at Museum Entrance

Couples Life Membership (Two People): $1500.00

  • Unlimited Free Admission & General benefits for TWO Individuals at same address for life
  • Two guests complimentary per visit
  • 3 X 3 Recognition Plaque displayed at Museum Entrance

As a cultural center, SMCC works closely with tourism, economic development, science, humanities, arts, service and private organizations including:

City of Sparks • State of Nevada Commission of Cultural Affairs • Nevada Humanities • National Council for the Endowment of the Arts  • Kiwanis Club of Downtown Sparks • Great Basin Brewery • Ben Snow Foundation • JA Nugget • MBA Architects • O’Skis Pub and Grill • Kolbe Company • Blind Onion • Downtown Kiwanis Club of Sparks • Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce • Northern Nevada Philatelic Society • Sparks Daily Tribune • Seratoma Club of Sparks • Zaxis-Studios