WHAT IS THE RECIPROCAL MUSEUM PROGRAM?
Our museum is reciprocal with other museums through the ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) and ACM (Association of Children’s Museums). Your membership allows you to visit hundreds of museums across world and receive free or discounted admission to their regular exhibits. Please note: this is not a dual membership and does not include special engagement exhibits, parking fees, or any other membership benefits.
Basic members can use their membership to visit hundreds of ASTC reciprocal museums’ permanent exhibits for free. The list of museums and each museum’s policy can be found at Association of Science and Technology Centers - PDF (ASTC) Passport program.
Max members, in addition to ASTC benefits, and also have access to ACM museums and receive half off their admission to permanent exhibits. ACM’s list of museums and policies can be found at Association of Children's Museums.
HOW DO I USE MY RECIPROCAL PROGRAM?
Each museum’s policy is different. However, the general process for visiting reciprocal museums is rather simple. Before you visit these museums, obtain some proof of your membership from the Museum of Science and History. Then, when you visit the new museum, present this proof to them for free regular exhibits.
Membership cards, either permanent or temporary, are the best proof of your membership with our museum. If you do not have these, you can either visit the museum and request a temporary membership card or call the membership office to request a reprint of your membership cards. Please note: membership cards take three to four weeks to arrive after printed.
In addition to the hundreds of museums covered by the ASTC and ACM programs, members also receive free admission to the permanent exhibits of the following museums:
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame (All members)
Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Max and Friend members)
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary (Max and Friend members)
MEMBERS OF OTHER MUSEUMS
If you are not a member with us, but are a reciprocal member of another museum, you can get your discounted admission with any of our cashiers. Simply present your membership card or other proof of your membership. We allow two adults and two children free (ASTC) or discounted (ACM) admission to our museum.