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Chicago Children's Museum Memberships

Regular museum visits benefit a child today and nurture a lifelong appreciation of cultural institutions. Membership is the most cost-effective and ideal starter to the culture of museum-going for families with young children.

Not to mention, membership is a great deal! Members enjoy unlimited access to the museum’s awesome exhibits, playful programs and free daily programming for an entire year.

Every membership level enjoys the following benefits:

  • Free daily admission 
  • 2 membership cards per member household with the option to add an additional card member to the membership
  • Members-only hours, every Friday and Saturday at 9 am
  • A 10% discount at the Museum Gift Shop
  • Exclusive members-only events, offers, and activities
  • 50% off general admission at more than 300 children's museums worldwide

Membership Levels 
 

Family
1 year: $145   |   2 years: $260

  • Free admission for up to 4 people per visit
  • $3 discount on Navy Pier parking fee

Family Plus Parking
1 year: $225   |   2 years: $340

  • Free admission for up to 4 people per visit
  • Free parking in Navy Pier parking lot with every museum visit (see rules that apply)

Explorer
1 year: $185   |   2 years: $315

  • Free admission for up to 6 people per visit 
  • $3 discount on Navy Pier parking fee

Explorer Plus Parking
1 year: $265   |   2 years: $395

  • Free admission for up to 6 people per visit
  • Free parking in Navy Pier parking lot with every museum visit (see rules that apply)

 

Member benefits are subject to change without notice.

Under IRS guidelines, Family and Explorers memberships are tax deductible, and receipts or cancelled checks should be retained as proof of membership purchase. Donor-level members (Builders and Inventors) will receive written acknowledgment from the museum regarding the tax-deductible portion of their memberships. We recommend you consult a tax professional if you have questions.

To learn more about Chicago Children's Museum membership, call (312) 464-7678 or email us.