Membership

Museum members are our most cherished patrons; we welcome them to play into possibilities the whole year through!  Museum members can visit as often as they like, whether you’re stopping in for an hour or spending the day. Design the perfect membership for your family with membership add-ons with our membership calculator, or scroll down to learn more about our membership levels!

Membership Calculator

Enter the appropriate household information in the membership calculator below to find the perfect membership for yourself, or to give as a gift.

Recommended Membership

Gift Membership

Don’t just make their day, make their whole year! Give the gift of play this holiday season with a gift membership.

Giving the gift of play is easy:

  • Minimal information about the recipient is required – we just need your billing information and mailing address.
  • Within 5-7 business days, a membership voucher will be mailed to the purchaser.
  • If you prefer that the membership voucher is sent to the new member family, please make a note in the “Comments” section of your shopping cart.
  • The recipient will activate their membership by presenting the membership voucher at the Admissions Desk upon their first visit.
  • Memberships begin the day the voucher is redeemed. A certificate applied to an existing membership will extend that membership by one year.
  • Use our membership voucher to discover the right membership for the new member family.

Household Membership

$150

  • One year of free and unlimited admission to E&M for up to 4 individuals (up to two adults) living in the same household
  • ACM Reciprocity with 50% off admission to more than 200 children’s museums nationwide through the Association of Children’s Museum (ACM) Reciprocal Membership Program.
  • Admission to special Member Only programs and hours
  • Discounted admission to Special Events
www.childrensmuseums.org ACM Reciprocal Network

membership add-ons

Add a Caregiver – $50

Add an additional named adult residing outside of the member household. Designated caregivers will receive their own membership card, can visit the museum without the named member adult(s), and is authorized to bring the member household family’s children to the museum.  Limit one per household membership.

Add a Guest – $50 each

Bring a different guest with you each time your household visits the museum by adding a guest to your household membership! At least one named member adult must be present for guest admission to be valid.

Add a Child – $25 each

Add any additional children residing in your household to your membership.

Donor Circle membership

$1,000

Household + Guest Membership benefits, PLUS:

  • Four tickets for any Grown Up Night of Play event
  • Two tickets to a museum-hosted Special Event
  • Name recognition on the donor page of our website

Did you know that over 40% of Explore & More’s revenues come from individuals, corporations, foundations and government grants? Every donation makes a difference in the museum’s programs, exhibits and activities. By joining as a Donor Circle Member, your generosity is helping us to build a museum for future generations to play, learn, and explore!

Want to try before you buy? You may apply the cost of your same-day museum admission tickets toward the cost of a household membership.  Must present valid admissions receipt as proof of purchase.  Ask at our admissions desk for details!