Types of Memberships

Basic Household Membership

$80 for first two members; $15 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 $15 each. Children under the age of one are admitted to the Family Museum for free. Babysitters may be added to the membership at $25 each. A babysitter must accompany other member from this card while visiting. A guest may be added for $50; this person will only be admitted when with a member from the card. Includes ASTC membership; visit ASTC.org/passport for up-to-date listing of participating museums. Members may NOT use their membership towards birthday party guests or at our annual WinterFest event. Adults MAY use their membership when acting as a chaperone on group visits, but children MAY NOT use their membership on group visits. 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. 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; $15 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 $15 each. At least one grandparent must be present for child to get membership admittance. Members may NOT use their membership towards birthday party guests or at our annual WinterFest event. Adults MAY use their membership when acting as a chaperone on group visits, but children MAY NOT use their membership on group visits. 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. Always verify policy with a museum before visiting. 

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 $15 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 $25 each. A babysitter must accompany other member from this card while visiting. Includes ASTC membership; visit ASTC.org/passport for up-to-date listing of participating museums. 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. Always verify policy with a museum before visiting.

It was great. I really liked it. Keep up the good work.
— Nicholas, age 6