What are the benefits in becoming a member?
Exploratorium members receive:
— free general admission for 1 year
— express entry into the museum
— invitations to special events and programs
— a 10% discount at the Exploratorium Store
— our quarterly publication, explore
— discounted parking with validation during certain times, and
— much more!
Can I apply general admission tickets toward a membership?
Absolutely! When you visit the Exploratorium with general admission tickets, you can apply your ticket costs toward a membership at any time on the day of your visit.
Is an Exploratorium membership tax-deductible?
Yes, it is. As a donation to a not-for-profit organization, our membership fees are either partially or fully tax-deductible depending on the level.
Is an Exploratorium membership reciprocal with other museums?
At this time, we do not have reciprocity arrangements with other museums, institutions, or organizations. But we often have special opportunities for our members, so please visit exploratorium.edu/membership to learn about the latest offers.
Can I purchase an Exploratorium membership as a gift for someone else?
Yes! An Exploratorium membership makes a great gift for any occasion. Learn more information by clicking here or calling us at (415) 528-4321.
I still have more questions that I need answered. Who can I call or write to?
You can reach the membership office at (415) 528-4321, and a team member will be happy to help you. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just joined and am planning my first visit to the Exploratorium. What do I need?
Thank you for joining! Stop by our member check-in table with your photo ID, and we will get you started.
Why do I need to present a photo ID along with my membership card?
We ask all of our members to present some form of photo identification along with their membership cards to ensure that the cards are used appropriately.