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Science centers inspire curiosity and support lifelong learning about science.
Visit a science center or museum—for free!
Join the savviest of science-loving families and adults and get free admission at science centers and museums around the world.

The ASTC Passport Program allows members to sample some of the world’s most exciting science centers and museums when they’re on vacation or visiting family and friends—and to save money while doing it. Families and adults who are members of their local science centers or museums receive free general admission to all the other participating ASTC Passport Program science centers or museums around the world—currently more than 250 institutions in more than a dozen countries.

To enjoy ASTC Passport Program benefits, you have to be a member of a participating science center or museum. In addition to Passport privileges, memberships offer many benefits in your hometown, such as:
  • invitations to members' nights, exhibit openings, and special events
  • unlimited admission to the science center or museum all year
  • discounts on science camps, education programs, activities, and field trips
  • discounts at the museum store
  • free subscriptions to the museum newsletter and much more.
There are a couple of caveats—the program doesn’t apply to centers within a 90-mile radius of home. In addition, the free general admission often does not include tickets to things such as giant-screen theaters, planetarium shows or simulators. Also, to get free admission at an out-of-town science center or museum, you’ll need to bring your membership card from your own science center or museum.

Call your local science center or museum and become a member today, so you can have fun learning and save money—no matter where you travel!

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Photo credits: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum/Scott M. Fisher; The Exploratorium; Montshire Museum of Science/Scott M. Fisher; Museum of Science, Boston; Ontario Science Centre; Science Museum of Minnesota; Science Museum of Virginia.

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