Discounts | Science Museum of Minnesota


Free Museum Admission to Active Duty Military

The Science Museum is a Blue Star Museum, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums, zoos, and nature centers nationwide to provide free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel this summer.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. To participate, qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card at the Box Office.

Limited Income Discounts - Great Tix

To ensure accessibility for everyone, the Science Museum offers income-based discounts on admission and memberships through our Great Tix program. Take advantage of this program and explore, learn, and enjoy in a whole new way. This is no ordinary museum!

Admission Prices
Omnitheater + Museum Admission: $5
Museum Admission Only: $3

To qualify: You must be at least 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following: TANF, MFIP, WIC, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps, Section 8, or Free/Reduced Price School Meals.

To apply: Present your photo ID and one of the following documents at the museum box office:

  • EBT card
  • Medical assistance card (includes MinnesotaCare)
  • Section 8 document
  • WIC folder
  • Supplemental Security Income verification
  • Social Security Disability Benefits verification
  • Free/reduced school meal approval
  • RCA card (Refugee Cash Assistance)
  • General Assistance verification


Reduced rates for community organizations
Nonprofit 501(c)3 agencies primarily serving a limited-income audience may be eligible to bring groups for the identical rate as above except for special exhibitions. Limit 50 tickets per visit; group rates apply beyond 50 tickets. Call (651) 221-9444 for more information.