Types of Memberships

Basic Household Membership

$70 for first two members; $10 for each additional member
Provides two people (at least one must be an adult) residing in the same household membership to the Family Museum for one year. Additional household members may be added for $10 each. Children under the age of one are admitted to the Family Museum for free. Babysitters may be added to the membership at $10 each. A babysitter may not accompany any other adults on this card while visiting, and only one babysitter at a time will be admitted. Buy Now »

ASTC Reciprocity Program
Membership includes reciprocity through the Association of Science & Technology Centers program (this includes free or reduced admission at over 300 museums nationwide). Please visit ASTC's website for a list of participating museums. *Please note: ASTC rules state "science centers and museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the program." This means that although the Putnam Museum and the Family Museum both participate in the ASTC program, you will not recieve free admission to the Putnam Museum with your membership, and Putnam Museum members will not receive free admission at the Family Museum. Please see our Triple Membership option below. Always verify policy with a museum before visiting. 

Access Assistance

  • Through the generosity of many donors, the Family Museum Foundation has funding to assist families by providing access to the Museum through memberships,
  • Awards are made based upon the federal income guidelines for FIP, WIC, and the Free or Reduced Lunch Program,
  • The Family Museum Foundation can provide 90% support towards membership fees,
  • Please call (563) 344-4106 for more about the Museum's Access Assistance program. You will also need to fill out a membership application.

Grandparent Membership

$70 for the two grandparents; $10 for each grandchild
Provides up to two grandparents residing in the same household membership to the Family Museum for one year. Grandchildren can be added to the membership at $10 each. At least one grandparent must be present for child to get membership admittance. We require one adult for every six children during any visit. Buy Now »

ASTC Reciprocity Program
Membership includes reciprocity through the Association of Science & Technology Centers program (this includes free or reduced admission at over 300 museums nationwide). Please visit ASTC's website for a list of participating museums. *Please note: ASTC rules state "science centers and museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the program." This means that although the Putnam Museum and the Family Museum both participate in the ASTC program, you will not recieve free admission to the Putnam Museum with your membership, and Putnam Museum members will not receive free admission at the Family Museum. Please see our Triple Membership option below. Always verify policy with a museum before visiting. 

Triple Membership

$195 for two adults and up to 4 children
Two adults and any 4 children under the age of 18 in the same household may enjoy all basic membership benefits at the Family Museum, Putnam Museum, and Niabi Zoo. Includes ASTC and Zoo reciprocity. This package is valued at over $235. A babysitter may be added at all three venues for a flat rate of $50. ACM benefits may be added for $50. Buy Now »

ACM Plus Membership

$125 for up to six people
Provides six people (at least one must be an adult) residing in the same household membership to the Family Museum for one year. Additional people residing in the household may be added to the membership at $10 each. The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) membership allows up to six people half-price admission at participating ACM museums. Visit ACM’s website for details and a complete list of participating museums. Babysitters may be added to the membership at $10 each. A babysitter may not accompany any other adults on this card while visiting, and only one babysitter at a time will be admitted. Buy Now »

ASTC Reciprocity Program
Membership includes reciprocity through the Association of Science & Technology Centers program (this includes free or reduced admission at over 300 museums nationwide). Please visit ASTC's website for a list of participating museums. *Please note: ASTC rules state "science centers and museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the program." This means that although the Putnam Museum and the Family Museum both participate in the ASTC program, you will not recieve free admission to the Putnam Museum with your membership, and Putnam Museum members will not receive free admission at the Family Museum. Please see our Triple Membership option above. Always verify policy with a museum before visiting.

I had a great time!
— Kim, age 6