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Membership Means More

Choose Your Level

By becoming a member, you get awesome benefits like unlimited admission and free parking. And we get peace of mind from knowing that you're on our side.

Discover

  • 2 guest passes

From $90

Wonder

  • 4 guest passes
  • Admission to Perot Museum and Heard Natural Science Center
  • 50% off at Association of Children's Museums locations

From $140

Imagine

  • 10 guest passes
  • Admission to Perot Museum and Heard Natural Science Center
  • 50% off at Association of Children's Museums locations

From $365

Get Even More For Just $20!

When you join the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership Program today at your special discounted rate of $55 off the normal cost of a Smithsonian membership, you’ll enjoy a wide array of benefits, including: 

  • A one year subscription of Smithsonian magazine (processing time may be 8+ weeks)
  • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate branded membership card (processing time may be 8+ weeks) 
  • Free admission to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City 
  • 10% discounts on café dining at Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. 
  • 10% discount on all IMAX and Planetarium tickets at the Smithsonian 
  • 10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 
  • Reciprocal Admission/ discount benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliates. 
  • Additional Smithsonian benefits are subject to change and can be found on Smithsonian.com. 

Please send an email to membership@fwmsh.org or call 817-255-9531 to learn more or sign up for the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership program. 

Benefits For All Levels

Free General Admission
Free Parking
Free Stock Show Admission
Priority Museum School Registration
Free Cowgirl Museum Admission
Stars Cafe Discounts
Special Event Upgrades
Members-only Events
Admission to over 400 museums and science centers
  • Free General Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Free Stock Show Admission
  • Priority Museum School Registration
  • Free Cowgirl Admission
  • Stars Cafe Discounts
  • Special Event Upgrades
  • Members-Only Events
  • Admission to Over 400 Museums and Science Centers

Do you have ideas or suggestions to share? Got a question? Email us at membership@fwmsh.org or call 817-255-9404.

Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable. As a community-based, community-serving non-profit, we rely on revenue from our membership programs and general attendance visitors to create great experiences. Both enable us to open our doors, have staff to welcome you, care for animals and collections, and make upgrades throughout our buildings to keep everyone safe in the face of COVID-19.
 
In the event that the Museum closes for one month or more, all memberships will automatically be extended one month for every month the Museum stays closed. Refunds will not be provided.

EXPERIENCE THE MUSEUM AS A MEMBER TODAY!

As a member of our Museum family, you will receive exclusive benefits that provide pleasure and value to you while helping us transform lives through extraordinary learning environments.

DISCOVER, WONDER, IMAGINE!

Each level offers opportunities to include multiple people in your household.

PICK THE LEVEL THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU:

DISCOVER and WONDER

  • [2] Benefits for up to 2 people per day
  • [5] Benefits for up to 5 people per day
  • [8] Benefits for up to 8 people per day

IMAGINE

  • Benefits for up to [8] people per day
  • Benefits for up to [10] people per day

All MEMBERS receive the following benefits for a full 12 months from joining.

  • FREE admission to Fort Worth Museum of Science and History exhibits
  • FREE Guest Passes to distribute as you choose (one-time use general exhibit vouchers)
  • FREE or significantly discounted tickets to special traveling exhibitions
  • Discounts in the Stars Café
  • FREE admission to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  • FREE admission to the Fort Worth Stock Show
  • FREE admission to over 250 science and natural history museums across North America through the Association of Science and Technology Centers - (ASTC) Travel Passport Program
  • Free Admission for two to more than 50 Smithsonian Museum Affiliates - Smithsonian Reciprocal Museum Participants
  • 200 museums participate in the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) network and reciprocate 50% off general admission for up to six people. The card holder must be present for discounted admission

All DISCOVER members also receive:

  • 2 Guest Passes to distribute as you choose (one time use general exhibit vouchers)
  • Discounts on Special/Traveling Exhibition Tickets

All WONDER members also receive:

  • 4 Guest Passes to distribute as you choose (one time use general exhibit vouchers)
  • FREE general admission to the Perot Museum, Dallas and the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney (excluding special engagements)

All IMAGINE members also receive:

  • FREE admission for 8 people per day
  • 10 Guest Passes to distribute as you choose (one time use general exhibit vouchers)
  • FREE general admission to the Perot Museum, Dallas and the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney (excluding special engagements)

Find the Membership level that is right for you then join online, by phone, or in person. Questions? We are here to help, Monday through Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM. Call us at 817-255-9531 or e-mail membership@fwmsh.org.

Your membership goes further than ever before! 

Now you can visit more than 50 Smithsonian Affiliates through the Reciprocal Membership program. Simply present your Smithsonian Affiliate branded Membership card when visiting any of these participating Affiliates and enjoy special discounts and benefits. Combined with the ASTC Travel Passport program, it’s like getting 400 Museum Memberships for the price of one! 

ASTC Travel Passport Information
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, at all levels, includes reciprocal free general admission to over 300 science centers and museums worldwide through the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

Please note: this program excludes residents within a 90-mile radius of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Local reciprocal admission agreement
As an added benefit, if you purchase a membership at the Wonder 5 level or above, you are entitled to visit the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary (maximum 2 adults and 4 children) through a separate local agreement. At the Wonder 2 level, you are entitled to general admission for two. Through this agreement, participants only receive free reciprocal general admission. This agreement does not apply to education programs, special engagements, IMAX tickets, or other store/museum discounts.

Purchase a membership at the Wonder level or above, grants only general admission to the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. Participants receive free reciprocal general admission, but no other membership benefits.

Before visiting the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, be sure to check that organization's website and/or call to confirm participation in the FWMSH Reciprocal Admissions Program, hours of operation, exclusions, and blackout dates. Each card will admit only the person listed. You may be required to show a photo ID. Some special events are not included in the Reciprocal Admissions Program. Please check before visiting.

If you are a member of another ASTC passport museum or science center and wish to visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, please note that we abide by the residency policy and check your photo ID. Our current ASTC admission policy allows up to two adults and two children living in the same household to visit for free, and does not include admittance to the Omni Theater.

 
Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Memberships expire on the last day of the month, one year from the date of purchase. Membership card and valid photo ID required at the box office. Up to two adults living in the same household may be named on each membership. At least one member named on the membership account must be present and is included in the admission count when you visit. You may add an Authorized User to your account for $25 for caregivers, such as nannies, babysitters, and grandparents who may not live in your household.  Membership privileges cannot be applied to school groups or school visits. Prices subject to change.

Texas certified educators, first responders, and active military personnel, present your photo ID badge at the Box Office to receive a 10% discount on your membership purchase!

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