University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr
Save Big on Admissions to Botanical Garden & Museums in Bay Area…and Across U.S. Two of us had paid about $50 to get into the Botanical Garden at Berkeley, and we’d previously shelled out about the same for admission to the DeYoung Museum and maybe half that for the Asian Art Museum. These are all magnificent attractions, well worth your time and so full of fascinating human and natural creations that one could easily spend several days experiencing them all. Here’s the thing, though: if you buy a $125 Family Plus membership at the Botanical Garden, you can take four adults (and four children under 18) to all these attractions and a lot more, on an unlimited basis, all year long. The investment pays for itself in just a visit or two, and the ticket is good for many, many hundreds of botanical gardens and museums across the country (!), even discounts at nurseries. Be forewarned: NONE of this key information is very well advertised (it’s almost as though, insanely, they’re trying to keep the benefits a secret). Take it from me, though: this membership is the way to go even if you’re just a family of four spending a long weekend in the Bay area. Not only that, but the fee is 100% tax deductible. Make sure that when you purchase the membership card that you they give you ROAM and North American Reciprocal stickers on the back on the card – these stickers should be applied automatically, but just check to make sure they are. For the full story, it's probably best to call/email/visit the Botanical Garden and talk to a person.