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Renewing Your Museum Membership

Thank you for being a member of Madison Children’s Museum! We’re delighted you’re interested in renewing your membership for another year.

Pro-Tip: You don’t need to wait till your current membership expires to renew! 

When you renew, a new year is added to the end of the remaining months on your membership.

You may renew your membership at your current level, or you may change your membership to a new level (see below for level options!) And, as an added bonus, when you upgrade your membership to a higher level you start to enjoy all the additional benefits immediately (such as adding people, using reciprocal admission at other museums, etc.) even if you have months left on your current, lower membership.

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How to Renew Your Membership
Membership Levels
Membership Benefits
Membership Policies

How to Renew Your Membership:

You can renew your membership in any of four ways:

  1. Online: Use the buttons below to renew.
  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.

Renew Wonder Maker memberships:

Renew Wonder Makers

Renew Dual, Family, and Family+ memberships:

Renew Dual/Family/Family+

Renew Family Access memberships:

Renew Family Access

  • Online renewing tip: Remember to log in before you buy your membership! You don’t have to log in, but if you do then your current address information will automatically populate, saving you a bit of typing. This is also a good opportunity to check to make sure we have your contact information correct in our system!

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

Membership Levels and Prices

You may renew your membership at your current level, or you may change your membership to a new level.

Level & Price Includes Bonus Benefits Join Online
Wonder Maker
6 Members Free admission to select science centers, 50% off admission to select children’s museums, 8+ guest passes
Partially Tax-Deductible
Family Plus
6 Members Free admission to select science centers, 50% off admission to select children’s museums, 8 guest passes Join
4 Members Free admission to select science centers, 50% off admission to select children’s museums, 4 guest passes Join
2 Members Standard Benefits Only Join
Family Access
All Family
Terms Apply
Standard Benefits Only Join

Membership Benefits

Every Membership Level enjoys

Unlimited Free Admission

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

Exclusive Access

  • Member Morning:  Members-only time on the third open Saturday of each month, from 8:00–9:30 a.m.
  • Early registration for summer camps

Special Events

  • Invitations to exclusive Members-only Parties, including the annual PJ Party and Monster Mash
  • Sneak peeks of new exhibits


Additional benefits for Family, Family+, and WonderMaker level members

Reciprocal Admission to Partner Museums

ASTC Reciprocal Admission Benefits
Free admission to participating Association of Science and Technology Center museums. Learn more about reciprocal admission benefits.
ACM Reciprocal Admission Benefits
50% off admission to participating Association of Children’s Museums museums. Learn more about reciprocal admission benefits.
Guest Pass
One-time-use guest passes good for museum admission. (See below for details)
Guest Passes 

Invite friends and family not listed on your membership to visit MCM with you for free.

  • When you buy or renew your membership, your guest passes will be applied directly to your digital membership record and held on file at the museum. To use your passes, simply bring your guest with you when you visit and ask the front desk associate to apply your passes to your order. Note for summer 2021: guests using guest passes will never be turned away when accompanying members with reserved tickets.
  • Memberships come with 4-8 guest passes, depending on your membership level (Family: 4 passes; Family Plus, Donor, Wonder Maker levels: 8 passes).
  • Guest passes are usable for regular, daily admission only. Exclusions include ticketed events, private events, group visits. Contact the membership manager for details.

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 can also be upgraded to the next level to add more members.
  • Memberships are active once payment is processed. You can visit the museum using an ID at any time.
  • Members will be issued cards 4-6 weeks after purchase.  Starting June 1, 2018, digital cards will be emailed to the address listed for the primary adult. Printed cards can be purchased for $4. Members can also pick up hand-written physical cards at the front desk for no additional charge.
  • Temporary digital cards (available for no additional charge) are available upon request; contact the membership department at
  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Membership dues for most membership levels are not tax-deductible. This includes Dual, Family, Family Plus, Family Access, Childcare, Classroom, and School memberships. For Wonder Maker level memberships, at least $90 or more are tax-deductible, starting at the $250 level. The tax-deductible portion of your donor membership increases for higher donor levels, based on cost and benefits offered.
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