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Museum Hours: Open Tues. - Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are open Tuesday–Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., and will be closed Memorial Day.
Save time and buy your tickets online now!

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Museum Hours: Open Tues. - Sun. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Membership Levels and Prices

Level & Price Includes Bonus Benefits Join Online
2 Members Standard Benefits Only Join
4 Members 1x Join
Family Plus
6 Members 2x Join
Family Access
All Family
Terms Apply
Standard Benefits Only Join
Donor Levels
6 Members 2x
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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 benefit 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.

Learn more about reciprocal admission benefits.

Four Options to Join or Renew:

  1. Online: Purchase or renew a membership online at any time.
  2. Over the Phone: Call our membership manager at (608) 354-0550.
  3. By Mail: Download the registration form and mail it to us.
  4. In-Person: Download the registration form and bring it to the front desk on your next visit.

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

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 online, 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!

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.
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