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Become a memberMembership Has Its Perks

If you plan on taking your whole family to Exploration Place, or will be visiting more than once this year, you can save money by becoming a part of our community! Members receive unlimited exhibit access and  exclusive benefits not available to the general public. Enjoy free Live Science Shows along with discounts on Dome theater films, special events, camps and more!

Additionally, your membership provides important support for the STEM education, camps, exhibits and programs at Exploration Place. Your membership is fully tax-deductible.

Membership Options and Benefits

Single Plus 1 Adult*
$60/ year
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Single Plus

  • Unlimited General Admission to Exhibits for One Year for One Person
  • 1 Guest of Any Age per Visit
  • Free Live Science Show Admission
  • 25% Discount on Dome Theater Tickets
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Family 2 Adults and Dependents*
$85/ year
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Family

  • Unlimited General Admission to Exhibits for One Year for Two Adults in the Same Household and All Dependent Children and Grandchildren Under 18
  • Free Live Science Show Admission
  • 25% Discount on Dome Theater Tickets
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Premium 2 Adults and Dependents*
$145/ year
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Premium

  • Unlimited General Admission to Exhibits for One Year for Two Adults in the Same Household and All Dependent Children and Grandchildren Under 18
  • 1 Guest of Any Age per Visit
  • Free Live Science Show Admission
  • Unlimited Free Dome Theater Tickets
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Traveler 2 Adults and Dependents*
$250/ year
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Traveler

  • Unlimited General Admission to Exhibits for One Year for Two Adults in the Same Household and All Dependent Children and Grandchildren Under 18
  • 2 Guests of Any Age per Visit
  • Free Live Science Show Admission
  • Unlimited Free Dome Theater Tickets
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Admission to Other Museums

Free general admission to 300 science centers and museums through the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

Digital Membership Card

The Exploration Place app offers an easy-to-navigate resource for  reciprocal museum locations and is an avenue to share member deals and perks. Learn More

Impact the Mission

Members are the heartbeat of the Exploration Place mission to inspire a deeper interest in science and technology through creative and fun experiences for all

Exclusive Invitations

To preview new exhibits, private showings for new films and shows, member-only events and programs

Special Pricing

On special events, summer camps, Edventures, birthday parties, select workshops and classes

10% Discount

In the Explore Store and Snack Bar

Member Mornings

Members get in at 9 am (one hour early) during the summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day).

Member E-Newsletter

Delivered to your inbox monthly

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Your email will not be shared with other entities. Memberships and passes are not valid for field trips, school or group visits. Two adults and dependents means two adults in the same household and all dependent children and grandchildren under 18. Additional fees may apply to special exhibits and events, including events in The Dome.

Renew Your Membership

We are pleased to have you as an ongoing member of Exploration Place and appreciate your support! Please remember to renew your membership annually.

Buy a Gift Membership

What better gift is there than the gift of fun learning and interaction for all ages? Now you can gift your loved one(s) a membership to Exploration Place!

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Digital Membership Card and Exploration Place App

The Exploration Place app serves as a digital membership card, offers an easy-to-navigate resource for reciprocal museum locations and is an avenue to share member deals and perks

After downloading the app, use your member ID number, or the primary email on your account, to be able to access a digital membership card that you can use to check in at our museum as well as the 300+ partner locations around the globe.

Visitor Reviews

This place is top tier. They have rotating exhibits that are updated seasonally - If you live in the area or have a similar Science museum near you a membership is worth every dollar and then some.

Doc D.

The membership is a must have for any family with kids. I like the atmosphere and how the workers are keeping the place clean and neat.

Mustafa K.

We have a blast every time we go. Membership is worth every penny—especially since it gets you into other museums when you travel!

Megan W.

Incredible interactive experience for the whole family. Extremely kid friendly. VERY friendly and helpful staff. We were so taken in we bought a family annual pass so we can bring all our grandkids throughout the year.

David Y.

Our family of seven really enjoyed the visit. We purchased a membership, as the $80-ish price was far more economical in the long run. Everything is super interactive and kid-friendly. Every single one of us, from ages one to 10 to adult, felt welcome to explore and learn.

Candace P.

I've been a member for years and always leave knowing a little more than I did when I arrived

Kristopher J.

This was such a fun place. Our kids (ages 5, 4, and 2) loved it. We spent a couple of hours there and only did a few exhibits. We are glad we bought the membership so we can go back and do more things. There so many things for them to learn and explore.

Denise E.

The exhibits are fun/engaging for a variety of ages. We especially love the miniature train and under5 room! There are tables to sit and eat at so bring a sack lunch or snack! This place is well worth the cost of the membership.

Demi G.

Membership FAQ

  • When does my membership become active?

    If you are joining for the first time, your membership is active immediately after purchase for you to enjoy! If you are renewing and your current membership hasn’t expired, 12 months will be added to the end of your current membership. If your membership lapsed and you renew, your membership will be active immediately for us. If you are purchasing this as a “gift,” you can select the start date.

  • How do I receive my card?

    As soon as we receive notification of your new membership we will prepare some welcome information and print you an ID card that we will mail to the address on your account. There is no need to request a card, unless you are needing a copy of it immediately.

  • Is there a digital membership card or an app?

    Yes! There’s an app for that! Search for “Exploration Place” on either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and download the free app that features the Exploration Place logo. Once you have downloaded the app you will be able to use your member ID number, or the primary email on your account, to be able to access a digital membership card that you can use to check in at our museum as well as the 300+ partner locations around the globe. Please be prepared to show a picture ID along with the app for verification of account details and ownership.

    The app also gives you quick access to information including our daily hours of operation, upcoming events, member deals, renewing your membership, member perks, FAQs and the full list of ASTC reciprocal membership locations in an easy to use, clickable list that you can pull up on the go.

    We hope that you will find the app to be helpful as you enjoy the full benefits of your membership. If you have any questions on the app, please email us and we’ll get back to you asap. Thank you!

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  • How do I buy a gift membership?

    To give a membership, use the “GIFT” button. In the online portal, you’ll fill out information for you and your recipient and choose a start date for the membership. All new members receive a welcome email and letter with their membership details immediately following the membership purchase. If you want the gift membership to be a surprise, select the Deliver Membership to Buyer option on the Gift Message page to have these sent to you instead of the gift recipient.

  • Will you send me something with my gift membership that I can wrap up and give?

    Yes! We will send you a welcome letter that you can give to the recipient. Place your order by December 12 to receive it by Christmas. Please remember that postal service takes longer during busy seasons. Once we hand over packages to the post office, we have no control over delivery times.

  • What happens if my membership isn’t ready for renewal yet?

    You can renew at any time. When you renew, we will add 12 months to your membership and extend your expiration date for the additional year.

  • How many people are included on a membership?

    Single Plus memberships include one person, plus a guest. Family, Premium and Traveler membership levels include exhibit admission for up to two adults and all dependent children under 18 and/or grandchildren under 18. Premium level includes one additional “guest” per visit. Traveler includes two additional “guests” per visit. A “guest” is defined as a friend or extended family member not residing in the same household as the member.

  • I’m a grandparent. Can I purchase a membership that allows me to bring my grandchildren in for visits?

    Yes, the Family, Premium and Traveler membership options all include two adults and their children or grandchildren that are under the age of 18.

  • What is the difference between Family and Premium?

    The Family level includes complimentary exhibit and Live Science Show admission. Premium includes complimentary exhibit and Live Science Show admission as well as unlimited admission to The Dome! Another differentiating factor is that Premium members are allowed to bring a guest of any age with them on each visit.

  • What is the difference between Premium and Traveler?

    Premium allows members to bring one additional guest of any age per visit. The Traveler level allows members to bring two additional guests of any age per visit! The more, the merrier! A “guest” is defined by a friend or extended family member not residing in the same household as the member.

  • Can my child use our Exploration Place membership on school field trips?

    Students must pay the field trip rate, regardless of membership. School staff are free for field trips. See our field trip page for more information.

    Adult chaperones who are Exploration Place Members can use their benefits for free admission to the exhibits and Live Science Show on field trips, if they sign in separately from their related school or organization. Please check in at the ticket counter when you arrive.

    If the class you are chaperoning will be watching a movie in the Dome, the ticket price for the parent or other chaperone is dependent on your membership type.

    Adults who check in and/or pay separately from the school are not guaranteed a seat in the Dome or Live Science theater because capacity is limited and priority is given to the students and staff in the reserved field trip group

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  • Can I access my membership card through the app?

    Yes! After downloading the app, use your member ID number, or the primary email on your account, to be able to access a digital membership card that you can use to check in at our museum as well as the 300+ partner locations around the globe.

  • How do I download the app?

    Visit the Apple App or Google Play stores to download the free Exploration Place app.

  • Does the app list which museums I can visit using my Exploration Place membership?

    Yes! Exploration Place participates in the Association of Science and Technology Centers Travel Passport Program, which offers reciprocal admission to more than 300 partner museums across the United States. The full list can be easily viewed through the app using the “Partner Museums” at the bottom, right hand corner of the screen. This makes it especially convenient for when you are traveling and want to see which museums, organized by state, are near  you. The list also tells you if your reciprocal membership is for free or discounted admission and what the terms are of the offer.

     

  • Why did Exploration Place build an app?

    We’re always looking for ways to provide better service and value to you, our members. We know that not all people want to carry membership cards with them so we developed a secure and convenient app to help you locate your digital membership card and easy-to-navigate resource for reciprocal museum locations and is an avenue to share member deals and perks.

  • Is the app replacing physical cards?

    No. You can still use a physical membership card to check in at Exploration Place or any of the 300+ ASTC locations. We will continue sending a membership card to all new members and existing members can always request a replacement if they need one.

  • How do I sign in to the app?

    After clicking “Membership Card” you will enter either your member ID number or the email address associated with your account. That’s it! No passwords to manager or remember. The next time you open the app it will even remember the information you submitted last time, making the process even faster.

    If you don’t know your member ID number and can’t figure out what email address we have in your account, please contact us and we’ll help get you signed in.

  • What if I'm having trouble with the app?

    We’re here to help! Please contact us, let us know what the problem is and we’ll help get you signed in.

  • What if I'm not a member? Can I still use the app?

    Absolutely! There is still great information that you can easily access straight from the home screen. You can also register to become a member, or renew your membership, through the app and using our secure ticketing platform.

  • If I have the app do I need to show ID?

    Yes. We ask that all guests bring a picture ID with them to verify account information and ownership. Most ASTC reciprocal locations also require a state issued ID to verify residency.