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 Museum again and again.

Advanced tickets required: Please note that we have impemented new health and safety protocols due to COVID-19. This includes advance ticket requirements for all visitors, including members. Members can reserve tickets 7 days prior to their visit; non-members can reserve tickets 5 days prior to their visit. Please review the full set of policies and protocols here.

Visiting first? You can apply your admission towards the price of a membership! Keep your register receipt and present it or call us within 24 hours of your paid visit. 

Sale! 25% off membership!

Now is the time to support the Museum and get a great deal on membership--shop our 25% off sale now!

We need your help as we work to manage the serious financial implications of our closure. Please consider buying or renewing your membership today--for your family or as a gift. Then, come play and learn together and support your child's STEAM education!

Buy a gift membership!

Memberships make terrific gifts--click here to buy a gift membership now!

General membership benefits: all levels

  • Unlimited visits to Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods
  • 20% discount on birthday parties
  • 10% discount on museum rentals
  • 10% discount in the Discovery Store
  • Members-only hours (search our Calendar for upcoming events)
  • Discounts at participating local businesses through our Member Discount Program

Additional benefits by membership level

You & Me membership: 2 person $110 NOW $82.50 Buy Now

  • All general membership benefits listed above
  • Unlimited visits for two

Family membership: 4 person $170 NOW $127.50  Buy Now

  • All general membership benefits listed above
  • Unlimited visits for up to 4 family members
  • Add additional family members for just $20 each per year
  • Discounted admission to more than 200 Association of Children's Museums institutions, 20+ here in New England 

Premier membership: 4 person $210 NOW $157.50 Buy Now

  • All general membership benefits listed above
  • Unlimited visits for up to 4 family members
  • Add additional family members for just $20 each per year
  • Discounted admission to more than 200 Association of Children's Museums institutions, 20+ here in New England 
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 1,000 North American Reciprocal Museums arts and cultural institutions, more than 100+ here in New England
  • Four complimentary, single-use guest passes

Benefactor membership: 4 person $315 NOW $236.25 Buy now

  • 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 (during museum hours), or in person at our admission desk.
  • Grandparent members receive 20% off at the Discovery Store.
  • Membership cards are not transferable. Cards can only be used by the adults listed on the card; up to three adult names can be on your card. One adult named on the card must be present per visit and must show a valid driver's license or other ID.

 

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Library Memberships

More than 75 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