Support contemporary art for children!

The Rain House Circle is an engaged group of donors who support the Museum in commissioning artists to create immersive contemporary art for children. With gifts of $1,000 or more, Rain House Circle members support our mission in two critical ways:

  • Art Conservation: Supporting the ongoing care of our current art installations.
  • Signature Art Installations: Underwriting our curatorial process to commission and invest in new installations.

Circle members engage deeply with our leadership team and artists, and enjoy ongoing benefits including Museum membership, exclusive invitations to special events and behind-the-scenes access to our creative process. Become a passionate advocate and dedicated donor committed to our practice of commissioning contemporary artists to inspire children to think, play and create with art!


Rain House Circle Perks

Private Events

Attend special events, including installation openings, private cocktail receptions with artists and an annual donor celebration!

Artist Talks

Listen to engaging talks from the Museum’s commissioned artists and learn more about their work.
View upcoming Artist Talks here.


Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at new installations and learn about the artist’s unique creative process.

Exclusive Tours

Go on private curator-led tours of the Museum’s art installations and gain new insights into the artwork.

Benefit Levels

$1,000 Level: Rain House
  • Rain House Circle events + local excursions
  • Invitation to Museum artist receptions + openings
  • An exclusive curator-led tour of the Museum
  • A Level One Membership
  • A book dedicated in your family name
  • Donor recognition on website + in Museum
  • Complimentary guest passes (up to 10)
  • Complimentary admission for two to public programs
  • Dedicated donor communications
$2,500 Level: Devotee

The previous level plus…

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of new installations
  • Invitation to an annual donor event
  • Priority reservations for timed ticketing
$5,000 Level: Innovator

The previous level plus…

  • Annual limited edition artist collectible
  • Invitation to private cocktail reception with artist + donors
  • Invitation to curated travel (when scheduled)
  • Complimentary parking in the Museum’s parking garage
  • Your name(s) listed in the Museum’s Annual Report
$10,000 Level: Champion

The previous level plus…

  • Opportunity to reserve up to 2 hours of private play time
  • Underwrite your favorite installation for a year
  • Copy of Museum Catalog and/or Museum publications

Note: In lieu of in-person gatherings during the Museum’s pandemic related closure, we will likely hold virtual studio visits with artists, conduct outside walking tours and coordinate other safe activities.


The Rain House

The Rain House Circle pays homage to The Rain House by the late Ernest Silva, the first permanent installation in the Museum’s collection that has welcomed visitors since the Museum opened in downtown San Diego in 2008.


For questions or to join over the phone, contact

Lower Level Renovations

We’re undergoing some renovations to our Lower Level. Please excuse any construction you may see or hear during your visit-current exhibit spaces will not be impacted.

Thank you for understanding!