Become a Member

Members have ALL the fun because they can visit ALL the time! And to make sure you enjoy nonstop museum fun, your membership will be automatically renewed each year at a savings of $10 annually! You will have an opportunity to opt out from your shopping cart.

Basic Membership
Basic Membership—$169.00
Choose between Family or Grandparent
Explore, discover, and make great family memories! Family Membership includes benefits for up to two adults sharing the same household and all children under age 21. Grandparent Membership includes benefits for up to two adults sharing the same household and all unmarried grandchildren under age 21. Pay one low price and visit as often—and whenever you’d like. 
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Basic Membership +2 Guests
Basic Membership +2 Guests—$205.00
Choose between Family or Grandparent
Bring two friends along for free any time you'd like! For less than $40 you can add two guests to your membership.
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Grandparent: Add to Cart
Individual +1 Membership
Individual +1 Membership—$140.00
This membership is perfect for families with just two visitors ready for an adventure! Includes benefits for one adult plus one guest per visit (cardholder must accompany guest).

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 benefits of a basic membership, plus free stroller rental, free coat check, a discount in the Food Court, a caregiver card, and invitations to the Insider Tour series allowing you behind-the-scenes access to the museum.
1 Payment 
Exploerer Club Membership
Explorer Club Membership—$525.00
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 two single-use guest passes, and invitations to the Collections Tour series featuring a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at our vast collection.
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 free Haunted House tickets.
1 Payment 
Basic Membership
Give a Gift of Membership
Don't let family and friends miss any of the fun in 2017! One gift lasts all year—memberships offer unlimited admission for a whole year, free Carousel rides, advance tickets to shows, discounts, exclusive member hours, and more! Buy Today!

If you have elected to auto-renew your membership, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Inc. ("TCM") will automatically renew your membership for successive one-year terms at the applicable membership category rate then in effect, using the credit/debit card provided above unless you have opted-out above. The annual renewal payment will be charged to the applicable credit/debit card on the date of expiration of your then-current term. You understand and agree that TCM is not obligated to provide you with any additional notices prior to each annual renewal payment. If a renewal payment fails for any reason, your membership will not automatically renew and you will be unsubscribed from the program and its benefits. If you decide not to renew your membership while enrolled in this automatic renewal option, you must notify TCM of your nonrenewal at least 45 days prior to the expiration date of the then-current term.

Member Benefits

A Children's Museum membership is an extraordinary value. Not only do you pay once to visit all year, you also can take advantage of these special benefits.

  • Free Carousel rides
  • Discounts on programs and special events (including the Haunted House!)
  • Discounts in The Museum Store
  • Exclusive members-only events and hours
  • Advance tickets for Lilly Theater shows
  • Special offers for local attractions or events

Community Memberships

Part of our mission is to provide an accessible, positive learning environment for children and families—including those families that cannot afford the cost of admission. These community membership programs help fulfill that mission.

Neighborhood Club—Free for Our Neighbors

Welcome, neighbors! If you live within one of the museum's six surrounding neighborhoods, you qualify for a free one-year family or grandparent membership. Start building lifelong memories with your family and community today! Download the Application

Foster Family Memberships—Free for Indiana Foster Families

Indiana foster families can sign up for a year of unlimited free adventures and extraordinary learning. In partnership with the Department of Child Services the museum is proud to provide a free one-year membership to qualifying families. Download the Application

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