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Become a Member

The upcoming year will be one for the record books and you can experience it all with a membership! When you join today, your unlimited visits begin right away. Enjoy all the perks of being a member plus:

  • A whole summer of unlimited visits to the museum and outdoor sports experience 
  • Take Me There®: Greece and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™, closing this fall 
  • Early entry to WinterFaire, our new winter experience 
  • Free admission to themed events like STEM Exploration Day, Countdown to Noon, Chemistry Day, and more 
  • All of the exciting new exhibits and surprises coming in 2025 

After two visits, membership can pay for itself. 

MORE member benefits:

  • Member Previews—a sneak peek of new exhibits before the public
  • Member Morning Weekends—an hour of early access to the museum before it opens (first combined Saturday and Sunday of the month)
  • FREE Carousel rides
  • Discounts on family programs, guest admission tickets, and in The Museum Store

Classic Membership

Basic Membership—$230
Choose Family or Grandparent
A Family Membership includes benefits for up to two adults sharing the same household and all unmarried children under age 21. A Grandparent Membership includes benefits above for up to two adults sharing the same household and all unmarried grandchildren under age 21.
Family:
Grandparent:
Basic Membership +2 Guests—$265
Choose Family or Grandparent
Includes benefits above, plus you can bring any two guests any time you visit (cardholder must accompany guests).
Family:
Grandparent:
Individual Membership +1 Guest—$180
An Individual Membership includes benefits above for one adult plus any one guest any time you visit (cardholder must accompany guest).
Family:

Donor Membership

Choose a contributing membership that allows us to provide world-class experiences for all. Your tax-deductible gift of at least $40 to The Children’s Museum Fund ensures that all children, regardless of family income, can experience the museum.  

Donors support the museum, enjoy all the membership benefits above, and receive these additional perks:

  • FREE stroller and wagon rental
  • 10% discount in the Food Court
  • Caregiver card for a designated caregiver
  • Invitations to special tours 
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Discovery Builder Membership—$300
Help us create transformative experiences and memories. Includes all the benefits above of a basic +2 membership, plus the donor perks above.  
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Explorer Club Membership—$500
Help us spark curiosity for life with our ever-changing experiences and 120,000 rare artifacts. Includes all the benefits above of a basic +2 membership, plus the donor perks above, plus two single-use guest passes and invitations to the Collections Tour series. 
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Innovator Membership—$750
Help us make an impact with profound experiences that change lives. Includes all the benefits above of a Basic +2 Membership, plus the donor perks above, plus all Explorer Club perks, plus two free Haunted House tickets. 
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Gift a Membership
Choosing the perfect present for your loved ones is tricky business. Gift a membership—the rare gift that lasts all year! Our members can come any time to discover more of our outdoor sports park and indoor exhibits. Buy today!

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
Live within one of the museum's six surrounding neighborhoods? You qualify for a free one-year family or grandparent membership. Click "Add to Cart" below to begin the application process, or download the application and bring it to the Box Office.

Proof of residency required.

Foster Family Memberships—Free for Indiana Foster Families
With the Department of Child Services, we provide a free one-year membership to qualifying Indiana foster families. Click "Add to Cart" below to begin the application process, or download the application and bring it to the Box Office.

Copy of valid Indiana Foster Family Home License required.