Already a Member? Visit our Members Only page to learn all about your perks and special offers! 


Reminder: The Museum is temporarily closed. During Museum closure, all members will receive a corresponding extension on their membership, so they are truly able to enjoy a full year of membership once the museum returns to normal.

Experience a Year of Discovery! 

Your membership supports the Museum’s mission to inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination, and experimentation through hands-on science, art, and world culture activities.


All memberships include: 

  • Unlimited admission for one year
  • Two single-use Guest Passes
  • 10% discount in Museum Give Shop
  • 10% discount on Birthday Parties and Camps
  • Discounted admission to special after-hour events
  • Reserved access to the Museum on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 
  • Access to quarterly FREE “Members Only” after-hours events
  • Subscription to monthly e-newsletter
  • Reciprocal admission to San Diego museums during the San Diego Museum Council's Big Exchange 
  • Reciprocal membership with Palomar Family YMCA from July 1 through July 31, 2020. 

The annual Big Exchange has been postponed to a later, unknown date. This event gives members of participating organizations reciprocal admission at more than 30 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County. Show your current membership card and get free entry for up to 4 people. Each membership is reciprocal per guest or membership status. For updates on when the 2020 Big Exchange will happen, please click here.



Special 15% discount on all memberships for grandparents and seniors (60+), military, veterans, children with special needs, and adult students. A valid ID must be presented at our Visitor Services Office with your purchase to apply the discount. These discounted memberships are not currently available online.

*All memberships may include named caregiver

**ACM add-on not available for Duo and Basic Memberships

Duo Membership: $55**

  • Includes admission for up to two named individuals in your household

Basic Membership: $95 

  • Includes admission for up to four named individuals in your household 
  • $1 discount for additional guests (per guest), anytime

Premium Membership: $150 

  • Includes admission for up to six named individuals in your household 
  • $1 discount for additional guests, anytime
  • Includes ACM Nationwide access (50% off admission for up to six people at 185 children’s museums in the US and Canada)

    *Additional members can be added at this Premium level for an additional $25 per individual. 


Access for All Membership: $35 

  • Reduced cost membership for EBT/SNAP/WIC and other qualifying programs (cardholders and all dependents)
  • Download an application or visit Museum Front Desk to apply 


Museum Champion (tax-deductible): +$750 or more*

Same benefits as Premium Membership, plus:

  • Reserved parking spot in Museum’s lot for one year* (front desk must be notified no later than 24 hours before visit)
  • Invitation to donor events
  • Two free guests for one year at any time


Group Membership Applications Available:


Give the Gift of Membership

Want to sponsor a membership for someone else? Gift certificates available  for purchase at the Front Desk in the Museum.


Apply your Admission toward Membership

Want to test out the Museum before you commit to a membership? You can apply the full value of your admission from your day’s visit towards your new membership. Visit the Front Desk to upgrade!