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Renewing Your Museum Membership

Membership Extensions due to COVID-19

For Dual, Family Access, Family, and Family Plus memberships:

We want you to receive the full value of your membership. Active memberships were frozen in time as of March 13, 2020 — the day we closed our doors to the public. The amount of time you had left on your membership as of 3/13/2020 will be used as the amount of time remaining on your membership when we reopen our doors. So if, in March 2020, you had 3 months remaining until expiration/renewal, then when we reopen you will still have 3 months remaining on your membership.In the interim, while we are closed, we will provisionally update the expiration date on your membership card so you can enjoy reciprocal benefits at other museums. Look for email communication about this.

For existing First-Time Parent memberships:

All First-Time Parent memberships in effect when we closed our doors on 3/13/2020 will expire when the child turns 18 months old, OR 3 months after we reopen our doors—whichever comes LATER. We know that the pandemic has kept us from the museum during these important early months. We want to see you again when our museum reopens so we are offering you extra time on your First Time Parent membership.

We’re sorry the pandemic has kept you from the museum through these important early months and want you to visit as soon as it’s safe to do so—so we’re offering extra time.

Thank you for your patience and your continued support for MCM. If you would like to support the museum now, please consider donating to the museum or renewing your membership early.

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

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!)

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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.

Bonus! When you upgrade your membership to a higher level, you start to enjoy all the additional benefits (such as adding people, using reciprocal admission at other museums, etc.) immediately, even if you have months left on your current, lower membership.

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 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 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:

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)
About Guest Passes
  • 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 ask the desk associate to apply your passes to your order.
  • 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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