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Museum Access Pricing

Everyone should be able to see themselves in science! To ensure greater museum access for everyone, the Science Museum offers a variety of access admission rates and Memberships. Take advantage of these programs and explore, learn, and enjoy in a whole new way. For more information about our physical accessibility, amenities, and navigation, click here.

To purchase an Access Membership, visit smm.org/membership or call the Museum Contact Center at (651) 221-9444. To make your membership purchase in cash, please first call (651) 221-9444 to reserve your visit time; you will be able to complete your purchase in cash at the Member desk in the lobby of the museum.

Indigenous Museum Access program

The Indigenous Museum Access program allows free exhibit gallery and Omnitheater admission, along with free parking, to visitors who identify as Indigenous. This program is part of our ongoing Indigenous reconciliation work, through which we are working to acknowledge the wrongs museums have enacted on Indigenous populations. We are committed to authentically engaging with communities and honoring, amplifying, and uplifting Indigenous ways of knowing.

Indigenous community members interested in the program can reach out to the Contact Center at (651) 221-9444 or info@smm.org to set up reservations.

Great Tix for Individuals and Family Groups

Our Great Tix rate allows a more accessible exhibit gallery and Omnitheater admission price to individuals and family groups of all ages.

You can either buy online or call (651) 221-9444 to reserve tickets at the Great Tix rate.

Individuals or heads of household who are at least age 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following are eligible for the Great Tix rate: TANF | MFIP | WIC | General Assistance | Medical Assistance | MinnesotaCare | Supplemental Security Income | Social Security Disability Benefits | Food Stamps | Section 8 | Free/Reduced Price School Meals

Great Tix for Community Organizations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS) matches can purchase tickets at the Great Tix rate. If you buy online select the Great Tix rate. If you call (651) 221-9444 to reserve tickets ask for the Great Tix rate and say you're a BBBS match.

Nonprofit 501(c)3 agencies primarily serving a limited-income audience may be eligible to bring groups for the Great Tix rate. Call (651) 221-9444 for more information.

Additional discounts

Nanny/Companion discounts: 

Members may sign up for a nanny card that allows $3 exhibit admission/$5 exhibit + Omnitheater admissions when a nanny, childcare worker, or personal care attendant accompanies Members’ children to the museum. Please call (651) 221-9444 or email member@smm.org to receive a nanny card.

Admission is free for working PCAs when they’re visiting with a client.

MERSC:

Save $2 off Science Museum tickets for MERSC employees and immediate family. Proof of MERSC company employment required, such as employee badge or pay stub. Additional fees may apply for special exhibits and events. MERSC discount is not valid with other offers or discounts.

MERSC discount tickets are available only at the Science Museum Box Office or by phone at (651) 221-9444. Not available online.

Military discount:

Active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, can take advantage of free admission through Blue Star Museums. Please reach out to the Contact Center at (651) 221-9444 to utilize this benefit.

Adventurer Membership (Formerly Great Membership)

Formerly called Great Membership, the Adventurer Membership is our income-based membership to help create museum accessibility for everyone. The Adventurer Membership is $15 a year, and includes benefits for two Members and dependents under 21.

Adventurer Members receive all of the same benefits as Explorer+ Members, plus free parking and complimentary transit passes, thanks to Metro Transit.

Individuals or heads of household who are at least age 18 and enrolled in one or more of the following are eligible for a discounted membership: TANF | MFIP | WIC | General Assistance | Medical Assistance | MinnesotaCare | Supplemental Security Income | Social Security Disability Benefits | Food Stamps | Section 8 | Free/Reduced Price School Meals

Educator Explorer Membership

The Educator Explorer Membership is available for anyone employed by a K-12 school; licensed homeschooling educators; and informal educators, such as museum educators. The Educator Explorer Membership costs $120 annually, and includes benefits for two Members and dependents under 21, plus all of the same benefits as Explorer+ Members.

When purchasing an Educator Explorer Membership, you will be asked for anIdentification card or name of the learning institution (in-person) or to enter the name of the learning institution or organization (online).