Museum Phone:
(310) 395-2290

Museum Address:
1350 7th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Museum Hours:
Temporarily closed to the public

School Tours
Group Tours

Upcoming Events

Make a Donation

The Santa Monica History Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the history for the Santa Monica Bay area. We can’t do it without your help!


Your generous gift today will support educational programs like school tours and Hands on History workshops, the Discover the History lecture series, research requests from the community, unique and interactive exhibits, and the extensive archives and collections of the  museum.


Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated and go directly to support the programs and collections of the Santa Monica History Museum!


You can make a gift online via Pay Pal

You can mail or fax a gift

Please print the form above and mail to the museum at: Santa Monica History Museum, P.O. Box 3059, Santa Monica, CA 90408 or fax to (310) 395-2298.

SMHM Legacy Wall

SMHM Legacy Wall & Tree

Donors at various levels are recognized on the museum’s legacy wall and tree.

School & Youth Group Tours

Donations help support the museum’s free tours for school and youth groups.
Hands on History Workshops

Hands on History Workshops

Donations to the museum fund our free Hands on History workshops for elementary school aged children – held the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Discover the History Lectures

Discover the History Lectures

Donations to the museum help support engaging community programming like our Discover the History lecture series.
Shirley Temple: Santa Monica's Biggest Little Star Exhibit

Shirley Temple: Santa Monica's Biggest Little Star Exhibit

Donations to the museum help fund exciting special exhibits like this one.

The Santa Monica History Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 95-3019295. Donations made to the Santa Monica History Museum are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.


Please contact John Klopping at (310) 395-2290 or [email protected] We’d love to talk with you about all the ways you can support the Santa Monica History Museum!


Thank you for helping us keep

Santa Monica history alive!