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Become a Member

Get a year of more playtime. More perks. More memories. More often.
And save more, too! 

Choose membership from the start, or apply your ticket cost toward a membership within two weeks of purchase. After two visits, membership can pay for itself. It’s a great value! 

Members get a year of unlimited visits to our outdoor Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience®—and to our five floors indoors. We have permanent exhibits like Dinosphere®, as well as always-changing exhibits. See the current exhibit lineup

Whether you choose a Basic, basic +2, or Donor Membership, members get these exclusive 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)
  • Insider news—including Extra! magazine and member emails 

And members SAVE MORE: 

  • FREE Carousel rides
  • 20% discount on family programs
  • 10% discount on general guest admission tickets and Haunted House tickets
  • 10% discount in The Museum Store
  • Occasional member discounts in weekly eNews for local sports and entertainment 

To make sure you enjoy nonstop fun, your membership will be automatically renewed each year at a savings of up to $25 annually. You will have an opportunity to opt-out from your shopping cart. 

Basic 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.


Basic Membership +2 Guests
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).


Individual +1 Membership
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). 

Donor Memberships

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 
Discovery Builder Membership
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.  

Exploerer Club Membership
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. 

Innovator Membership
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. 

Unless you opt out in your shopping cart, we will automatically renew your membership using the applicable membership rate in effect at the time. Your credit/debit card used for purchase will be charged upon expiration for the following year’s membership. If a renewal payment fails for any reason, you will be unsubscribed from the program and benefits. You may choose to opt out at any time, but please notify us of cancellation at least 45 days before your membership expires.

Basic Membership
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. Download the application

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. Download the Application