Membership | Science Museum of Minnesota

Join and save! With free Omnitheater and museum admission, discounts on parking and special exhibitions, and more, membership at the Science Museum is the best deal around!

All members receive
Free Omnitheater Films

One free film per member every time you visit

Free Museum Admission

8.5 acres of world-class exhibits

Free Phone Reservations

Free Phone Reservations

Call (651) 221-9444

Other Museums

Admission to over 350 museums worldwide

Basic Membership

Pays for itself in less than two visits!

Dual
$89

Two named adults

If two adults are named, no other adults may receive member benefits.

OR

One adult and one free guest

Named adult must be present with guest.

See full list of benefits

Dual Membership Benefits

All Dual members receive the following benefits:

  • Museum admission for all members
  • One Omnitheater admission for all regularly scheduled films for each member each time you visit
  • Discounts on special exhibitions
  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444
  • Discounted parking rates
  • 10% discount in the Explore Store
  • $1 discount on Big Back Yard mini-golf
  • Free exhibit admission to over 350 museums around the world
  • Subscription to member emails
  • Priority registration for youth camps and classes
  • Discounts on youth camp, classes, and birthday parties
  • Discounts on Computer Education Center classes

Benefits are not refundable or transferable. If two adults are named, no other adults may receive member benefits. If only one adult is named, that adult must be present in order for guest to receive member benefits. View full member policies

Available Discounts
Seniors (65+)

$84

Limited Income

$34.50

Qualifications & Details

Limited Income

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 in person: 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

To apply by mail: Download a Great Membership application here. Mail the application, along with payment and a paper copy of one of the documents listed above, to:

Membership Department
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Teachers

$75

Qualifications & Details

Teachers

Who is eligible for the teacher discount?
Permanent K-12 teachers, K-12 principals and deans, and homeschooling educators who are registered with the state.

What proof do I need to show?
One of the following forms of proof is required:

  • Teachers, principals, or deans must show a valid staff badge or pay stub
  • Homeschool parents must provide a copy of the Compulsory Instruction Report or Letter of Intent they filed with the state for the current year
  • Call (651) 221-9409 or email member@smm.orgto ask about other qualifying documents
    • Proof of eligibility is required every year if you’d like to renew your membership with the teacher discount.

How do I apply?
Download the Teacher Membership application here.

  • At the Box Office: Bring in your proof of eligibility and purchase or renew in person
  • Fax: your application, proof of eligibility and payment to (651) 221-9448
  • Through the Mail: your application, proof of eligibility and payment to:

    Membership Department
    Science Museum of Minnesota
    120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
    Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • We cannot offer refunds for existing memberships. If you qualify for the teacher discount and purchase a Household or Dual membership at the regular price, call (651) 221-9409 or email member@smm.org. After faxing or emailing proof of your eligibility, your membership will be extended to compensate for the missed discount.
  • Your membership is activated as soon as payment is processed.
  • Membership cards take approximately three weeks to arrive; feel free to come in without them.
Nannies & PCAs
Qualifications & Details

Nannies & PCAs

Nannies, childcare workers, and personal care attendants
Members may sign up for a nanny card that allows discounted admission when a nanny accompanies members’ children to the museum. Call (651) 221-9409 or email member@smm.org to receive a nanny card. Admission is free for working PCAs when they’re visiting with a client.

Ticket Trade-In
Qualifications & Details

Ticket Trade-In

Was your recent visit the highlight of your month? See yourself visiting us again this year? Save some money when you become a member! Get credit towards a membership based on your recent ticket purchase. Call us at (651) 221-9444 within two weeks of your visit and ask about the Ticket Trade-In program.

Credit will be given only for tickets used by people who will be covered on the membership. Credit is based on what you paid towards Omnitheater and museum admission; excludes special exhibition fees. Credit given may not exceed cost of membership; no refunds will be issued.

Household
$139

Two adults

If two adults are named, no other adults may receive member benefits.

AND

Children or grandchildren

Must be under 18.

See full list of benefits

Household Membership Benefits

All Household members receive the following benefits:

  • Museum admission for all members
  • One Omnitheater admission for all regularly scheduled films for each member each time you visit
  • Discounts on special exhibitions
  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444
  • Discounted parking rates
  • 10% discount in the Explore Store
  • $1 discount on Big Back Yard mini-golf
  • Free exhibit admission to over 350 museums around the world
  • Subscription to member emails
  • Priority registration for youth camps and classes
  • Discounts on youth camp, classes, and birthday parties
  • Discounts on Computer Education Center classes

Benefits are not refundable or transferable. If two adults are named, no other adults may receive member benefits. If only one adult is named, that adult must be present in order for guest to receive member benefits. View full member policies

Available Discounts
Seniors (65+)

$134

Limited Income

$49.50

Qualifications & Details

Limited Income

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 in person: 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

To apply by mail: Download a Great Membership application here. Mail the application, along with payment and a paper copy of one of the documents listed above, to:

Membership Department
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Teachers

$118

Qualifications & Details

Teachers

Who is eligible for the teacher discount?
Permanent K-12 teachers, K-12 principals and deans, and homeschooling educators who are registered with the state.

What proof do I need to show?
One of the following forms of proof is required:

  • Teachers, principals, or deans must show a valid staff badge or pay stub
  • Homeschool parents must provide a copy of the Compulsory Instruction Report or Letter of Intent they filed with the state for the current year
  • Call (651) 221-9409 or email member@smm.orgto ask about other qualifying documents
    • Proof of eligibility is required every year if you’d like to renew your membership with the teacher discount.

How do I apply?
Download the Teacher Membership application here.

  • At the Box Office: Bring in your proof of eligibility and purchase or renew in person
  • Fax: your application, proof of eligibility and payment to (651) 221-9448
  • Through the Mail: your application, proof of eligibility and payment to:

    Membership Department
    Science Museum of Minnesota
    120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
    Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • We cannot offer refunds for existing memberships. If you qualify for the teacher discount and purchase a Household or Dual membership at the regular price, call (651) 221-9409 or email member@smm.org. After faxing or emailing proof of your eligibility, your membership will be extended to compensate for the missed discount.
  • Your membership is activated as soon as payment is processed.
  • Membership cards take approximately three weeks to arrive; feel free to come in without them.
Nannies & PCAs
Qualifications & Details

Nannies & PCAs

Nannies, childcare workers, and personal care attendants
Members may sign up for a nanny card that allows discounted admission when a nanny accompanies members’ children to the museum. Call (651) 221-9409 or email member@smm.org to receive a nanny card. Admission is free for working PCAs when they’re visiting with a client.

Ticket Trade-In
Qualifications & Details

Ticket Trade-In

Was your recent visit the highlight of your month? See yourself visiting us again this year? Save some money when you become a member! Get credit towards a membership based on your recent ticket purchase. Call us at (651) 221-9444 within two weeks of your visit and ask about the Ticket Trade-In program.

Credit will be given only for tickets used by people who will be covered on the membership. Credit is based on what you paid towards Omnitheater and museum admission; excludes special exhibition fees. Credit given may not exceed cost of membership; no refunds will be issued.

Supporting Membership

Supporting Membership helps to create world-class exhibits and impacts programs beyond the museum exhibit halls. From conservation efforts to education access, Supporting Members make so much possible!

Alkali
$250

Exclusive Alkali benefits

This unique Supporting Membership aims to build the next generation of Science Museum supporters—includes benefits for two people (21+).

Social Science passes

Two passes for one Social Science event of your choice (exclusions apply) and member discounts on additional Social Science tickets.

Priority registration for Social Science fermentation science events

Early access to tickets for the popular Social Science fermentation events.

Monthly giving option

Enjoy Alkali benefits for just $21 a month. Call (651) 265-9870 to initiate monthly giving.

See full list of benefits

Alkali Membership Benefits

In recognition of generous support for the museum's education programs, collections, research initiatives, world-class exhibits, and Omnitheater films, all Supporting Members at the Alkali level receive the following benefits for two adults (21+):

  • Admission to exhibit halls—every time you visit (Charges may apply for special exhibitions)
  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit
  • Two passes for one Social Science event of your choice (exclusions apply) and member discounts on additional Social Science tickets
  • Priority registration for Social Science fermentation science events
  • Two free passes, per membership, to ticketed special exhibitions
  • Two free passes for Big Back Yard mini-golf (seasonal)
  • $1 discount on additional Big Back Yard mini-golf tickets
  • Discounted parking rates
  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444
  • Discounted guest passes
  • 10% discount in the Explore Store
  • 10% discount in Elements Café, Chomp, and Java Lab
  • Monthly giving option: Enjoy Alkali benefits for just $21 per month. Call (651) 265-9870 to initiate monthly giving.
  • Discounts on select Adult Computer Education classes
  • Exclusive member communications and events
  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide

Darwin
$225

All benefits at Household level

PLUS

Special exhibition passes

Two free passes, per membership, to ticketed special exhibitions

Guest passes

Discounts for additional non-member guests—every time you visit

See full list of benefits

Darwin Membership Benefits

In recognition of generous support for the museum's education programs, collections, research initiatives, world-class exhibits, and Omnitheater films, all Supporting Members at the Darwin level receive the following benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18:

  • Admission to exhibit halls—every time you visit (Charges may apply for special exhibitions)
  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit
  • Two free passes, per membership, to ticketed special exhibitions
  • Discounts for additional non-member guests—every time you visit
  • Discounted parking rates
  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444
  • 10% discount in the Explore Store
  • 10% discount in Elements Café, Chomp, and Java Lab
  • $1 discount on Big Back Yard mini-golf
  • Priority registration and discounts on selected classes, lectures, trips, and camps
  • Exclusive member communications and events
  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide

Carver
$300

All benefits at previous levels

PLUS

Guest passes

Two non-member guest admission passes to Omnitheater films and permanent exhibits, plus discount on guest admissions beyond your two passes—every time you visit

See full list of benefits

Carver Membership Benefits

In recognition of generous support for the museum's education programs, collections, research initiatives, world-class exhibits, and Omnitheater films, all Supporting Members at the Carver level receive the following benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18:

  • Admission to exhibit halls—every time you visit (Charges may apply for special exhibitions)
  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit
  • Two free passes, per membership, to ticketed special exhibitions
  • Two non-member guest admission passes to Omnitheater films and permanent exhibits, plus discount on guest admissions beyond your two passes—every time you visit
  • Discounted parking rates
  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444
  • 10% discount in the Explore Store
  • 10% discount in Elements Café, Chomp, and Java Lab
  • $1 discount on Big Back Yard mini-golf
  • Priority registration and discounts on selected classes, lectures, trips, and camps
  • Exclusive member communications and events
  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide

Hopper
$500

All benefits at previous levels

PLUS

Additional special exhibition passes

Two additional free passes, per membership, to ticketing special exhibitions (for a total of four passes)

Additional guest passes

Two additional non-member guest admission passes to Omnitheater films and permanent exhibits (for a total of four passes) plus discount on guest admissions beyond your four passes—every time you visit

See full list of benefits

Hopper Membership Benefits

In recognition of generous support for the museum's education programs, collections, research initiatives, world-class exhibits, and Omnitheater films, all Supporting Members at the Hopper level receive the following benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18:

  • Admission to exhibit halls—every time you visit (Charges may apply for special exhibitions)
  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit
  • Two free passes, per membership, to ticketed special exhibitions
  • Two non-member guest admission passes to Omnitheater films and permanent exhibits, plus discount on guest admissions beyond your two passes—every time you visit
  • Discounted parking rates
  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444
  • 10% discount in the Explore Store
  • 10% discount in Elements Café, Chomp, and Java Lab
  • $1 discount on Big Back Yard mini-golf
  • Priority registration and discounts on selected classes, lectures, trips, and camps
  • Exclusive member communications and events
  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Recognition in the Science Museum lobby
  • Two additional free passes, per membership, to ticketing special exhibitions (for a total of four passes)
  • Two additional non-member guest admission passes to Omnitheater films and permanent exhibits (for a total of four passes) plus discount on guest admissions beyond your four passes—every time you visit
  • Complimentary nanny membership

Einstein
$1,000

All benefits at previous levels

PLUS

Free special exhibition passes

Free passes to ticketed special exhibitions (for a total of four passes)

Exclusive donor events

Invitation to exclusive donor events

Curator-led tours

Personalized, behind-the-scenes, curator-led tours (call 651-265-9870 for more info)

See full list of benefits

Einstein Membership Benefits

In recognition of generous support for the museum's education programs, collections, research initiatives, world-class exhibits, and Omnitheater films, all Supporting Members at the Einstein level receive the following benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18:

  • Admission to exhibit halls—every time you visit (Charges may apply for special exhibitions)
  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit
  • Free passes to ticketed special exhibitions (for a total of four passes)
  • Discounted parking rates
  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444
  • 10% discount in the Explore Store
  • 10% discount in Elements Café, Chomp, and Java Lab
  • $1 discount on Big Back Yard mini-golf
  • Priority registration and discounts on selected classes, lectures, trips, and camps
  • Exclusive member communications and events
  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Recognition in the Science Museum lobby
  • Complimentary nanny membership
  • Personalized, behind-the-scenes, curator-led tours (call 651-265-9870 for more info)

Curie
$2,500+

All benefits at previous levels

PLUS

Complimentary parking

Complimentary parking for one vehicle—every time you visit

Free Household membership

Certificate for a free Household-level membership to give as a gift

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Curie Membership Benefits

In recognition of generous support for the museum's education programs, collections, research initiatives, world-class exhibits, and Omnitheater films, all Supporting Members at the Einstein level receive the following benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18:

  • Admission to exhibit halls—every time you visit (Charges may apply for special exhibitions)
  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit
  • Free passes to ticketed special exhibitions (for a total of four passes)
  • Complimentary parking for one vehicle—every time you visit
  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444
  • 10% discount in the Explore Store
  • 10% discount in Elements Café, Chomp, and Java Lab
  • $1 discount on Big Back Yard mini-golf
  • Priority registration and discounts on selected classes, lectures, trips, and camps
  • Exclusive member communications and events
  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide
  • Recognition in the annual report
  • Recognition in the Science Museum lobby
  • Complimentary nanny membership
  • Personalized, behind-the-scenes, curator-led tours (call 651-265-9870 for more info)
  • Certificate for a free Household-level membership to give as a gift
  • Invitations to exclusive Curie Society events
Contact Us

Update Your Info

General Info & Reservations
(651) 221-9444
info@smm.org

Dual & Household Membership Questions
(651) 221-9409
member@smm.org

Supporting Membership Questions
(651) 265-9870
development@smm.org