Darwin Membership

Membership Cost

Darwin Memberships cost $225 per year and can be renewed annually. 

Membership Benefits

Darwin Members receive the following benefits for two adults, plus children or grandchildren under the age of 18:

  • Museum admission—every time you visit

  • One Omnitheater admission per person, per day for all regularly-scheduled films

  • Two free parking vouchers for the museum’s parking ramp

  • Discounts for additional non-member guests—every time you visit

  • Discounted parking rates

  • Free advance reservations online or by calling (651) 221-9444

  • 10% discount in the Explore Store

  • Priority registration and discounts on selected classes, lectures, trips, and camps

  • Member-only in-person and virtual events

  • Admission to over 350 museums worldwide

Behind the Name

Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, 1809–April 19, 1882) was an English naturalist who explored the world by sea and came back with the theory of evolution, which was published in his book On the Origin of Species. Darwin proposed that all species come from common ancestors and gradually change through a process called natural selection. Just like Darwin, our Members are visionaries who see a new path forward for science.