NEW! Purchase general admission tickets online!

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NEW! Purchase general admission tickets online!

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Benefits & Levels

Four Options to Join or Renew:

Become a member online now!

Over the Phone – Call our membership manager at (608) 354-0550.

In-Person – Download the registration form and bring it to the front desk on your next visit.

By Mail – Download the registration form and mail it to us.

Membership Registration Forms:
Member Registration Form – English
Formulario de Membresía – Español

Membership Levels and Prices


Learn About Benefits

Every Membership Level gets…..

Unlimited Free Admission

  • For all named individuals
  • A Family membership pays for itself in just 4 visits!

Exclusive Access

  • NEW! Member Morning – on the third open Saturday of each month, the museum opens early for members from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Early registration for summer camps

Special Events

  • Invitations to free Member Parties, including the annual PJ Party
  • Sneak peeks of new exhibits


Find Your Bonus Benefits

Look for these icons under your chosen membership level

Reciprocal Admission Benefits
Free admission with Association of Science and Technology Center reciprocal network museums.
Reciprocal Admission Benefits
50% off admission with Association of Children’s Museums reciprocal network museums.
Guest Pass
One-time-use guest passes good for up to 4 people.

Membership Policies

  • Memberships are intended for families and caregivers are welcome.
  • Members must be listed by name on the membership to receive benefits, including both adults and children.
  • You can change a name on a membership by contacting the membership manager.
  • Additional members can be added to a membership for $20 per person.
  • Memberships are active once payment is processed. You can visit the museum using an ID at any time.
  • Memberships come with two membership cards, which you will receive by mail approximately 4-6 weeks after the purchase of your membership. Additional sets of two cards can be purchased at the front desk for $4.
  • Temporary cards are available upon request for use at reciprocal network museums; contact the membership manager.
  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Memberships are not tax-deductible. This is includes Dual, Family, Family Plus, Family Access, Childcare and Classroom memberships.

Family Access Memberships

Subsidized memberships are available to families that qualify through public assistance or certain education programs. Check the list below to see if you qualify. Family Access memberships are available for a minimum of $10, but we ask that families give as much as they are able. Families able to pay a little more will allow us to serve more in need. This discounted rate is made possible by community gifts to the Access for Everyone campaign.

These memberships are available in person, by phone or by mail (see “Four Options to Join or Renew” section above), but cannot currently be purchased online. Memberships are good for the qualifying family and caregivers. Families may continue to renew at this level as long as they continue to qualify under these programs.

NEW! We no longer require documentation to register as a Family Access member, but please list your qualifying program(s) on your registration form.


Don’t qualify but are interested in helping? If you would like to make a gift to support Family Access memberships, please click here!

Childcare Provider Memberships

We offer memberships for in-home childcare providers, daycare centers and preschools. These memberships grant free admission on weekdays only for named adults and an unnamed group of children; one adult per every five children. To register, fill out a Childcare Provider Registration Form.

Child Care Provider Membership — $95

  • Unlimited free admission on weekdays only for up to two adults and eight children
  • Subscription to MCM e-newsletter
  • Minimum one adult per every five children

Classroom Membership — $175

  • Unlimited free admission on weekdays only for up to 8 named adults and 25 children
  • Subscription to MCM e-newsletter
  • Memberships may not be shared between classrooms, but multiple teachers may join the same membership as long as the total number of children in all classrooms combined does not exceed 25 children
  • Minimum one adult for every five children
  • Classrooms must make a reservation in advance of a visit so that we can ensure adequate staffing. Please contact the registration coordinator by email at least one week in advance of your visit.
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