Revel in art, soak in shared good vibes, and explore the philosophy of fun. Culture & Cocktails is The San Diego Museum of Art’s sophisticated cultural and social event experience featuring fine art, trendy food and beverage offerings, thrilling interactive experiences, hands-on art making, musical and artistic performances, and much more.

C&C and Membership

Member tickets for Culture & Cocktails are available online on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of specially priced member tickets are available until capacity has been reached. Reserve early; Culture & Cocktails tends to sell out and membership does not guarantee discounted tickets nor entrance to this event. No refunds or exchanges.

All members and attendees must have a ticket (digital or printed) and valid ID for entry. This is a 21+ event. IDs required for entry—no exceptions. Bags may be subject to inspection.​ Not a member? Join today for member pricing for Culture & Cocktails.


How to purchase your member e-ticket:

Members at the Individual, Dual, or Supporter level are required to purchase an online discounted $50 e-ticket for admission to Culture & Cocktails. Friend, Sponsor, Gallery Collective, and Circle members must register for their (2) free online e-tickets. All members and attendees must have a printed e-ticket and valid ID for entry. If you have REGISTERED (made an online purchase) previously, skip to login. First time users or new members:

1. To Register

Click on the purchase ticket link. The screen below appears. You must sign in or register using the exact information that you used to become a member. You must use the same email, address, and name that your membership is currently listed.

Culture & Cocktails ticketing screenshot

Fill in the rest of the form (shown here):

Culture & Cocktails ticketing screenshot

Culture & Cocktails ticketing screenshot

Click CREATE ACCOUNT at the bottom.


2. Sign In

Click sign in. (You will see your email address replace ‘sign in’ if you are signed in). Fill in your username and password. Put in your quantity of 1 ticket and then click Add to Cart. The page below will show that you have a total of $50 for your e-ticket. There is not a discount code unless you were specifically given one.


Culture & Cocktails ticketing screenshot

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click NEXT. You will see your member discount applied.  Complete the order.

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3. You will receive an email.

Open the email. Print out the actual e-ticket (barcode) or have the e-ticket on your mobile device at the door.  You must have an e-ticket to enter the event and a valid drivers license.


4. Enjoy!

How do I register for an e-ticket?

Museum members must pre-register for Culture & Cocktails via the related ticketing links. E-tickets are available online until capacity has been reached. Online ticket sales close at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the event.

Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

If the event has not sold out through online sales, tickets will be available at the door for members and nonmembers. Culture & Cocktails is a popular event that often sells out. We strongly encourage prospective attendees to purchase presale e-tickets in advance.

What do I need to bring to Culture & Cocktails?

All members and attendees must have a printed or electronic e-ticket and valid ID for entry. IDs required for entry—no exceptions. Members, your printed ticket acts as your membership card.

Does my membership guarantee a ticket?

Entrance to Culture & Cocktails is first-come, first-served. All tickets are limited. The Museum does not guarantee tickets for all eligible members regardless of membership level. Tickets are non-refundable.

Already have your member ticket and need to purchase additional tickets?

Because members are limited to 1-2 member tickets depending on the membership level, any additional tickets would need to be purchased at full price using the non-member ticket link.

Can I return my ticket for a refund?

No refunds or exchanges.