Contributing Memberships

Small donation, big experiences! Choose a contributing membership which includes a donation to the museum and allows us to provide world-class experiences. By becoming a donor, you not only support the museum and enjoy basic membership benefits, you also receive additional perks.

Select our new Easy Pay option—a cost-effective way to become a donor. Split your purchase into six easy payments, while enjoying the benefits of membership right away!

Discovery Builder Membership
Discovery Builder Membership—$270.00
Create lifelong memories. Join us in our quest to provide transformative experiences for families and children around the world. Discovery Builder Memberships include all the basic membership benefits, plus:
  • Free stroller rental
  • Free coat check
  • 10% discount in the Food Court and Museum Store
  • Caregiver membership card—A separate membership card for a designated caregiver, so they can visit with your children
  • Easy Pay Eligibility—Split your purchase into six easy payments, but enjoy the benefits of membership right away
  • Invitations to the Insider Tour series allowing you behind-the-scenes access to the museum
1 Payment 
Explorer Club
Explorer Club Membership—$500.00
Spark a lifetime of curiosity. With ever-changing experiences and over 120,000 rare artifacts, you bring imaginations and creativity to life when you support The Children's Museum. You receive all the benefits of Discovery Builder support, plus:
  • Invitations to the Collections Tour series for a sneak peek at our vast collection
  • Two one-time use guest passes
1 Payment 


Innovator Membership
Innovator Membership—$750.00
Be the impact. Your contribution allows us to build beyond the extraordinary, helping us change more lives with more profound experiences. Innovator Memberships include all the benefits of Explorer Club, plus:
  • Two Haunted House tickets
1 Payment 
President's Circle
President's Circle—$1,000.00
Break new ground. Bring rare and important scientific discoveries to life for all ages. Who else can say they've been part of a groundbreaking mummified dinosaur find? President’s Circle memberships include all of the benefits of Innovator, plus:
  • Invitations to the CEO Breakfast series
  • Invitation to the President's Circle Celebration
  • Invitation to the Holiday Morning event
  • Personal Shopper Services in The Museum Store
  • Free Gift Wrapping in The Museum Store
  • 30% Discount in The Museum Store
  • Four Haunted House tickets
  • Four complimentary tickets to Family Exhibit Previews
1 Payment 
Chairman's Circle
Chairman's Circle—$2,500.00
Inspire greatness. You can change the course of a child's life today by supporting experiences like the powerful live show about the life of Anne Frank. All the benefits of President's Circle, plus:
  • Invitation to The Museum Store preview holiday sale and reception
  • VIP experience at the Holiday Morning event
  • Four one-time use guest passes
  • Invites to exclusive VIP experiences at shows like Disney on Ice
Carousel Society
Carousel Society—$5,000.00
Share the love. What are your Children's Museum moments? Maybe you remember whirling on the Carousel as a child. Or exploring the museum with children of your own. Help make those incredible moments possible for someone else. All the benefits of Chairman's Circle, plus:
  • Invitation to the Carousel Society Dinner
  • 15% discount on facility rentals
  • Exclusive VIP travel opportunities
  • Concierge Services, including parking, dining, and other amenities
Water Clock Society
Water Clock Society—$10,000.00
Bring dreams to life. Your donation helps us create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for kids—like meeting former NASA astronaut Dr. David Wolf! All the benefits of Carousel Society, plus:
  • Early on-sale dates for Black Hat Bash and other Galas
Martimus Society
Martimus Society—$15,000.00
Impact a child forever. Help bring rare authentic experiences, like the real Terra Cotta Warriors, to Indianapolis. All the benefits of Water Clock Society, plus:
  • Invitation to a specially-themed interpretation dinner at The Manor
Fireworks Society
Fireworks Society—$25,000.00
Leave a legacy. Your support helps fund world-class exhibits, holds down the true cost of admission and membership, and offers reduced admission to underserved families. Since the museum opened its doors, the generosity of individuals and families like you has helped build it into what it is today—the world's biggest and best children's museum. All the benefits of Martimus Society, plus:
  • Invitation to a private tour and reception in Patron's Lounge at The Manor hosted by the museum's CEO