Membership Benefits

Learn more about all of our membership benefits

Dual membership - $89:

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

  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444

  • Discounted parking rates

  • 10% discount in the Explore Store

  • 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

Household membership - $139:

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

  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444

  • Discounted parking rates

  • 10% discount in the Explore Store

  • 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


Darwin membership - $225:

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

  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit

  • Two free parking vouchers, per membership, for the museum’s parking ramp

  • 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

  • Priority registration and discounts on selected classes, lectures, trips, and camps

  • Exclusive member communications and events

  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide

Alkali membership - $250:

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

  • 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 and member discounts for other Social Science tickets

  • Discounted tickets for Adult Camp-Ins

  • Two free parking vouchers, per membership, for the museum’s parking ramp

  • Omnitheater voucher good for one use during the membership year

  • 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

Carver membership: $300

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

  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit

  • Two free parking vouchers, per membership, for the museum’s parking ramp

  • 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

  • Priority registration and discounts on selected classes, lectures, trips, and camps

  • Exclusive member communications and events

  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide

Hopper membership - $500

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

  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films—every time you visit

  • Four free parking vouchers, per membership, for the museum’s parking ramp

  • 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

  • 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 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

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