Special Offers for Members

The benefits of Science Museum membership extend beyond the museum. In addition to great deals when you visit the museum, members receive discounts from local cultural organizations.

Museum Discounts

Members receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Explore Store. Most classes for adults, families, and children also offer special members-only discounts.

Other Organization Discounts

Bakken Museum Science Museum members are invited to receive $2 off Bakken Museum single admission tickets and $5 off Bakken Museum memberships. No other discounts apply. Must show valid Science Museum membership card. 

The Bell Museum offers a $5 membership discount to current Science Museum members on all Individual; Dual/Individual Plus; and Household/Grandparents Basic, Plus, and Passport Membership Levels. Discount available on-site at the Bell Museum or online at z.umn.edu/bellpartner using promo code SMMBELL. Must show current membership card for on-site purchases. Discount cannot be combined with other promotional offers. 

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Science Museum members may receive $5 off any Como Friends membership. No other discounts apply and the discount is not available online. Please show valid Science Museum membership card. Como Friends member perks are listed here.

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum offers $5 off Individual or Dual level membership and $10 off Sustainer or above membership. Call the Weisman Membership Office at (612) 626-5302. 

Great Lakes Aquarium members are invited to receive $2 off Science Museum single admission tickets, or $5 off a full-price Household or Dual level Science Museum membership. No other discounts apply. Admission does not apply to special exhibits. Must show valid Great Lakes Aquarium membership card. Discounts not available online.

Minnesota Children’s Museum: Receive $2 off general admission or $10 off any level membership. Memberships can be purchased at the Museum Box Office or by calling (651) 225-6000. Offer expires June 30, 2020. Not valid on events, previous purchases, or with any other offer. Must show valid Science Museum of Minnesota membership card to receive discount.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Science Museum of Minnesota members to receive a 10% discount on the three basic levels of membership plus 2 Free Passes (passes $24 value): Solo is $54 vs. $60, Duo is $90 vs. $100, Duo+2 is $112.50 vs. $125

The Arboretum is Minnesota's premier public garden, plant collections, woodlands, wetlands, and prairie with nature-inspired exhibits, events, gift store, restaurant, meeting venue. There is a Three-Mile Drive plus hiking, ski and snowshoe trails. Visit arboretum.umn.edu or call (612) 301-1257 for more information.

Minnesota Zoo offers Science Museum members $2 off adult and $1 off child/senior admission prices. Show your membership card along with a photo ID to receive your discount. 

Walker Art Center offers a $10 discount on any level of basic membership.  To receive this discount rate, please call the Walker Membership Office at (612) 375-7655. Offer expires June 30, 2020.

The Works Museum, a hands-on museum for kids and families with a focus on engineering and design, offers Science Museum members $10 off memberships and $2 off general admission price. Please visit The Works Museum's website at theworks.org for open days and details. Please present your Science Museum membership card to receive the discount. 

Your Benefits Travel

Science Museum membership cards grant free admission to more than 350 museums worldwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program. Special exhibits, planetariums, or theaters may not be included. To find a museum near your travel destination, visit the ASTC website.

Please note that museums within 90 miles of the Science Museum of Minnesota are excluded from this program.

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