Become a Member

Play matters for kids; it's how they learn about themselves, their abilities, and their world. At the Discovery Museum, we give all children a place to experiment and discover themselves while they play. Our creative environments and activities—both indoors and out—provide the space for kids to explore STEAM concepts, observe the natural world, and stretch their imaginations. With an annual membership your family can visit the museums again and again.

Memberships make terrific gifts!

Benefits of membership

  • Unlimited visits
  • Discounts on classes and programs
  • Discounts on birthday parties and museum rentals
  • Free parking
  • Members-only hours (search our Calendar for upcoming events)
  • Discounts at participating local businesses
  • For some membership levels, discounts at other museums and cultural institutions nationwide

Membership Levels

You & Me: 2 person $100 Buy Now

Family: 4 person $155  Buy Now

  • All the benefits of a You & Me membership
  • Add more family members for just $20 each
  • Discounted admission to the 200+ Association of Children's Museums institutions

Premier: 4 person $190  Buy Now

  • All the benefits of a Family membership
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 560 North American Reciprocal Museums arts and cultural institutions
  • Four complimentary, single-use guest passes

Benefactor: 4 person $300  Buy now

  • Receive all the benefits of a Premier membership and give a family in need the joy of a family membership

Additional Information

  • Memberships can be purchased online, by e-mail, over the phone at 978-264-4200 ext. 139, or in person at our admission desks.
  • Grandparents who purchase memberships receive an additional 20% off at the Discovery Store.
  • Membership cards are not transferable. Cards can only be used by the adults listed on the card. One adult named on the card must be present per visit and must show a valid driver's license or other ID.


Membership FAQs

On what day does my membership expire? 

Your membership expires one year from the last day of the month in which it was purchased. For example if you purchase your membership on October 4th, 2018 your membership will expire on October 31st, 2019. 

Library Memberships

More than 71 libraries purchase special memberships to the Discovery Museum that provide discount passes for their patrons to borrow.

  • Each pass admits three people at half price to the museum and Discovery Woods during public hours. Children under age one are free.
  • The cost is $600 to purchase passes for one year
  • Libraries receive 7 one-day passes (note that the during the school year, the museum is closed on Mondays except for holidays and vacation weeks). 
  • Replacement cost for lost passes is $10 each
  • Use this form to purchase or renew a library membership
  • Contact our Membership department by email or at 978-264-4200 ext. 135 with questions or for more information