Become a Member
Empowered children. Engaged parents. Energized communities.
Want to visit more, play more and explore more? Become a member!
- Unlimited visits, including permanent exhibits, feature/traveling exhibits, da Vinci Studio art and science projects, and programmed activities for one year from the date of purchase.
- Invitations to free members-only events.
- Discounted admission to museum special events that are open to the public.
- Discounts on birthday party packages.
- 10% discount on museum store merchandise.
- Email updates on programming, exhibits, and events
Waiting for your card?
Membership cards will be available at the Welcome Desk the following business day.
You can upgrade to a higher level or add on to the membership by simply paying the difference.
Already paid for the day, but now you’re wishing for a membership?
With your receipt, daily admission (paid for individuals who will be covered under the membership) can be credited toward the same-day purchase of a membership. This is a great way to give The Building for Kids membership a test run!
Memberships do not count toward field trips or birthday party admissions.
Give the Gift of Membership
Give a year-long adventure
Gift Memberships are available for any level of membership. You can buy Gift Memberships right online, or at our Welcome Desk.
Family Access Memberships
Interested in becoming a member, but need a little assistance? We have Access Memberships with a $20 rate for the year. This option allows single-income households, families impacted by unexpected crises, and families struggling to make ends meet to enjoy all of the benefits of membership. All kids deserve a place to explore, wonder and imagine. Pick up an application at the Welcome Desk. Family Access Memberships are reviewed on an individual basis and require documents showing income support. Approved documentation includes WIC, Head Start, verification of state or federal assistance or a referral from a local non-profit on their official letterhead that demonstrates need. Documentation needs to list the name of the person applying for Membership. Family Access Membership is subject to approval, applicants from outside a 45-mile radius from the BFK will typically not be approved.
Supporting Membership $210
Up to two named adults and their children under 18, all in the same household. Includes a guest add-on, ASTC/ACM reciprocal membership* and a $50 tax-deductible donation to the Museum.
Explorer Membership $140
Up to two named adults and their children under 18, all in the same household. Includes ASTC/ACM reciprocal membership*.
Family Membership $120
Up to two named adults and their children under 18, all in the same household.
Grandparent Membership $90
Up to two named grandparents in the same household and all their grandchildren.
Military/Educator/Foster Family Membership $85
Up to two named adults and their children under 18, all in the same household. Available to active military member with valid Military ID, home-schooling parents (with copy of official D.P.I. form) and teachers (with school employee ID).
Dual Membership $80
One named child and one unnamed adult.
Guest Add-on $20
Can be a child’s friend, additional adult or caregiver. One unnamed guest per visit. Available to all levels of membership except Grandparent, Supporting and Family Access Membership; only one add-on per membership. Not valid on reciprocal visits.
Summer Memberships – On sale May 15 and valid through August 31, 2017
Summer Membership – $50
Up to two named adults and their children under 18, all in the same household, can enjoy unlimited Museum visits and adventures all summer long! Membership also includes discounts on birthday parties and in gift shop purchases. If you decide to extend your Membership for the year, the Summer Membership cost will be applied to the Family Membership!
Summer Membership Plus – $70
All the benefits of the Summer Membership plus free or discounted general admission to hundreds of participating institutions across the country in the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network or Association of Science Technology Centers Travel Passport Program*.
*Free or discounted general admission to hundreds of participating institutions across the country in the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network (get 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people at museums participating in the network) or Association of Science Technology Centers Travel Passport Program (Free general admission to science centers & museums located outside 90 miles of the science center or museum where you are a member. Free general admission to science centers & museums located outside 90 miles of your residence. Check ASTC website for exclusions and benefits). Check out each program’s website for more info.