Join Today for a Year of Family Fun

With a family membership, you can visit as often as you like for one year. Enjoy unlimited play and boundless learning while making lifelong family memories.

Your membership helps keep the museum strong. We are a nonprofit dedicated to sparking children’s learning through play.

Membership Details

Benefits Begin Immediately

Memberships are active as soon as you complete your purchase. If you buy a new membership online and want to visit right away, tell a staff member at the box office during check in that you are a new or renewing member and they will issue you a membership card.

Getting Membership Cards

If you buy a membership while at the museum, you will receive your membership cards at that time. If you buy online, you may choose to have cards mailed to you or you may pick them up on your first visit. If you purchase through the mail, cards will be mailed.

Adding Guests to a Membership

You can add up to two guests to any membership. The guest add-on provides free admission for a friend, caregiver, grandparent or other relative every visit. The guest can be a different person each visit. At least one person in the member family, either an adult or a child, must attend with the guest.

Grandparent Memberships

All membership levels can become a grandparent membership, which includes free admission for two grandparents and all grandchildren under age 18.
Call 651-225-6000 or ask at the box office for more details.

Renewing Extends Your Membership One Year

Current members can extend their membership’s expiration date by 12 months at any time during the year. Renewing early is a great option for members who want to take advantage of any special offers they have received.

All Play Memberships and Tickets Available to Income-Qualified Families

Qualifying families may purchase a one-year All Play membership for $39. Any family receiving benefits through EBT, WIC or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible for discounted admission through the All Play program. The museum also offers single-day All Play admission tickets for $3 each.

Membership Discounts

The museum offers discounts on memberships through various partner organizations. | See Discounts

Upcoming Special Exhibits


Sept. 21, 2024 - Jan. 5, 2025

Get up close with the most curious little monkey and follow his lead as you engage in math, science and engineering activities modeled after Curious George’s own adventures.

Winter 2025

Travel back in time and come face-to-face with dinosaurs as you discover what life was like when they roamed the earth. Dig for fossils, explore a swampy bog and oozing volcano, climb through icy terrain and much more. Explore the extraordinary world of dinosaurs!


More Upcoming Experiences

Household Membership Benefits


Free Admission for One Year

Unlimited visits for one year for two named adults and all children under age 18 living in the same household.

Discount at Museum Café and Store

Show your member admission sticker for a 10% discount on food, drinks and merchandise at Tomato Tomäto on the museum’s second floor.

Discounts at Partner Retailers and Attractions

Save on tickets or membership at various stores and attractions. | Member Bonus Benefits

Discounted Guest Tickets

Members receive a discount on up to six guest tickets per visit. Guest tickets cost $15, which is $2 off the box office price on weekdays and $4 off on weekends.

Half-Price Admission to Children’s Museum Nationwide

Members get 50% off admission for up to six guests at participating children’s museums across the U.S. via the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network.

Access to Special Events

Members get invited to special events, such as members-only nights and sneak peeks for new exhibits.

Household Plus Perks Benefits


Household Plus Perks includes all the benefits of the Household membership level listed above, plus…

Six Parking Passes

Six passes for free parking at the World Trade Center ramp while visiting the museum

Four Admission Tickets

Tickets to share with friends and relatives or to donate to a charitable cause

Four Ice Cream Treats

Four coupons for a free ice cream treat at the museum café

Special Gift

Exclusive museum branded item

Discounted Admission at Science Centers and Museums Nationwide

Free or discounted admission at participating science centers and museums across the U.S. via the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program*.

*Institutions within 90 miles of Minnesota Children’s Museum, including the Science Museum of Minnesota, Bell Museum, The Bakken Museum and The Works Museum, are excluded.

Perks Valid for One Year

Plus Perks benefits must be redeemed during the 12-month period of the membership. Perks not redeemed during the term of the Household Plus Perks membership expire with the membership.

Keep Your Unused Benefits! Renew prior to the membership expiration date and you'll receive all of your remaining unused Plus Perks benefits. Call 651-225-6000 for more information.

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Photo identification is required at check-in. Minnesota Children’s Museum reserves the right to make changes to its benefits structure at any time without notice.

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