The Channel Islands Maritime Museum has been a treasured cultural resource serving all of Ventura County, Southern California, and the world since 1991.

The Museum needs long term financial support from everyone in our community so that its doors will always be open and its wonderful exhibits and educational programs will continue.

The Museum welcomes support from individuals, groups, corporations and foundations.  It is your support that allows the Museum to welcome visitors seven days a week, expand our education programs and exhibits, and enables the Museum to serve as a thriving cultural hub celebrating everything that is maritime.

Help support art that sails by clicking the Donate Button below or telephone the Museum (805 984 6260) to give credit card information. Checks can be mailed to: Attn: Donation, 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035. Thank you for your donation and welcome aboard! 




Membership contributions support educational programming, exhibitions, and ongoing operations at the Museum, and are also tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 



Where can you experience 500 years of maritime history and meet people from all over the world? Right here at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. Enliven maritime history for visitors as a volunteer docent: bring to life famous ships and sea battles; speak of whalers and whaling ships, Chinese junks, and English privateers. By joining the CIMM community of volunteers, you may also participate in special events, school education programs, and other opportunities to utilize your talents!


Annual Fund

Annual Fund gifts provide the support that helps sustain the Museum’s day-to-day operations, the facilitation of new exhibits, and fund our greatest needs. Donations are accepted at any dollar level and every contribution is deeply appreciated. You can also give on behalf of friends and family.


Planned Giving

Planned gifts include bequests through your will or trust, gifts of real estate, life insurance, or other assets. Gifts like these help ensure that the Museum remains a source of education and inspiration for generations to come.


Foundation Support

Corporate membership and Foundation sponsorship for the Channel Islands Maritime Museum helps provide high visibility branding opportunities for our partners and empowers our Museum to present the very best in cultural programming. CIMM offers a number of ways for companies to partner with the Museum to meet marketing, philanthropic and community engagement goals. 


corporate partnership

This program combines the benefits of membership with sponsorship recognition at important Museum events such as galas, lectures, exhibitions, and more.