Become a Member


Joining The Discovery Museum is an easy investment to make, with immediate returns for you, your family and our community.


As a non-profit organization, we rely on a strong membership base to provide a foundation of community support. When you become a Member of The Discovery Museum, you become part of our success story.

A membership at
The Discovery Museum offers great benefits and fun your whole family will enjoy!
  • Free admission to The Discovery Museum & Planetarium for one year
  • Discount on Birthday Parties & Museum Rentals
  • Advance registration and discount rates on Museum programs
  • Advance notice and discount rates on special events
  • Monthly subscription to "Discovery e-News" with a valid email
  • Free admission to nearly 300 museums & science centers worldwide. When you purchase a membership at any level you will be enrolled in the Association of Science Technology Centers Passport Program. As an ASTC member, you receive reciprocal *free admission to 285 other ASTC Passport Program organizations around the world! For a list of participating ASTC Museums, click here.
CT Museums Discovery does have reciprocity with:
  • Bruce Museum, Greenwich
  • Lutz Children's Museum, Manchester
  • Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven
CT Museums Discovery does not have reciprocity with:
  • Connecticut Science Center, Hartford
  • The Children's Museum, West Hartford
  • Stepping Stones Museum, Norwalk
*PLEASE NOTE - Local Restrictions Apply
Science centers and museums located within 90 miles of the Discovery Museum are excluded from the program unless that exclusion is lifted by mutual agreement. Each institution has its own policy, so call before you go to get the details. Also, reciprocity extends only to regular admission--it does not include free admission to additional attractions such as planetarium shows, simulator rides or giant-screen films. It also does not usually include museum store discounts.

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Discovery Museum
Membership Categories
Name(s) to appear on card
Membership Categories
one year
Individual
Full membership benefits for one adult
$35
Couple
Full membership benefits for two adults
$50
Grandparent
Full membership benefits for two adults and up to four grandchildren (under 18) per visit
$60
Family
Full membership benefits for one or two adults and up to four children, under 18 (in the household)
$65
Family Plus
Full membership benefits for one or two adults and up to eight children, under 18 (in the household)
$95
Nanny/Add-A-Guest Option
One free guest each time you visit when added to any membership category. Limit one free guest per visit.
$15
Additional Card
(limit one)
$15
Friend**
Family benefits plus one free guest each time you visit and additional support for the museum
$125
Astronomer**
Friend benefits at our highest level of membership.
$500
Library Membership
A Library Pass Membership is now available to your library.
$175 New Haven & Fairfield County
$125 Other Counties
** A portion of your donation at this level will be tax deductable.
Employer matching funds may be available at your company. You can increase your giving and membership level! Check with your human resources department.