Membership

If I pay for admission to the Museum, can I use the cost of admission to help purchase a membership?

Yes, however you must bring the admission receipt to the Front Desk that same day. Admission for up to two adults and their children can be applied toward the cost of membership.

How many people, and who can receive free admission using my membership?

Memberships are designed for one household comprised of up to two adults and their children. You can list a caregiver who can bring your children as well. Infants under 6 months are free. If you would like to bring guests you can step up your membership to the Supporting Family level and always bring two extra guests.

Where do members check-in?

All members must check-in at the Museum Front Desk before entering the Museum. 

Can I visit other museums for free with my membership?

Show your membership card for discounted admission to over 180 children's museums throughout the United States and Canada through the Association of Children's Museums Reciprocal Program. The ASTC Passport Program gives members free general admission to over 300 institutions located outside a 90-mile radius of your residence.

What happens if I lose my membership card or forget to bring it?

Replacement membership cards can be purchased for just $5. If you forget your card, the Front Desk will allow you to enter if they can locate you in the current listing of members; however you will be charged for a new set of cards if you forget to bring them a second time.

Is my membership tax deductible?

A: A portion of your membership may be tax deductible as allowable by law. Please consult your professional tax advisor for advice on individual deductions.

What is the Museum's Tax ID?

A: The EIN for the Bay Area Discovery Museum is 68-0033227.

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