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Membership Means More

Want to Be a FWMSH Member?

With so much to explore and discover, you’ll enjoy your time at the Museum, again and again. And for about the same cost as two visits, your family can come as often as you want, all year long!

And members get extra perks – member-only activities, discounts and special previews, and free reciprocal admission to other museums across the country!

A Museum membership is your launchpad to learning. No matter what size your group, family or pack, we’ve got a membership package for you.

Discover

Discover the science and history in your backyard!

  • Visit the Noble Planetarium, Innovation Studios, the Children's Museum and more with Free General Admission

Wonder

Explore more of the wonders around you!

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

Imagine

Go as far as your imagination will take you!

  • Admission to Perot Museum and Heard Natural Science Center
  • 50% off at Association of Children's Museums locations
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WHy BECOME A MEMBER?

All Members of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Receive:

  • Free General Admission to Permanent Exhibits, Cattle Raisers Museum, the Noble Planetarium, Dino Dig, Innovation Studios, and the Children's Museum!
  • Free Admission to Fort Worth Stock Show Grounds *Parking Not Included
  • Free Admission to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Discounts at the Stars Café
  • Priority Member Registration for Museum School Classes
  • Members-Only Events, Activities, and Programs
  • Discounts and Previews for Special Exhibits and Programs
  • Free admission to over 250 science and natural history museums across North America through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC). The card holder must be present for discounted admission.
  • Free Admission to over 50 Smithsonian Museum Affiliates. The card holder must be present for discounted admission.

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 817-255-9404 to learn more or sign up for the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership program. 

Digital Membership

Our membership has gone digital! With the FREE eMembership App, carry your museum membership directly on your phone. See your benefits, find reciprocal admission information, and even keep track of your membership expiration!

  1. Download the eMembership App from Apple App store or Google Play Store      Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play 
  2. Select the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History tile and touch Find My Membership Cards
  3. Enter:
    • Your membership number and your last name OR
    • Your phone number and your last name

Please note if you use a phone number to search and have multiple phone numbers with us, only one of those will work.

Need a guide? Click HERE to find a PDF version with step-by-step instructions and photos!

FAQ

How do I download my Digital Membership Card?

Need a guide? Click HERE to find a PDF version with step-by-step instructions and photos!

What is my membership number?

Your membership number can be found on the back of your current membership card or in your new member welcome email.

Can I still get a physical membership card?

Yes, physical membership cards will still be accepted and can be printed upon request. Please contact us below to request printed cards.

Do I need a photo ID?

Yes, a photo ID in addition to your digital membership card will still be required for admission to our museum, as well as any reciprocal institutions.

Can both cardholders download the digital membership cards?

Yes! Each cardholder will be required to present photo ID when using their membership card.

Can my family/a caregiver come in without me?

A membership cardholder must be present to receive membership benefits, such as free admission. Contact us to add a caregiver to your membership!

How do I use Guest Passes?

Digital guest passes can be found on the EMembership app in addition to your digital membership card. Our Guest Experience Hosts will validate your digital guest passes as you redeem them.

Can I upgrade my membership on the EMembership App?

Membership upgrades must be done in person or by phone.

My membership information is incorrect.

Contact us to update your membership information.

Questions about your digital membership? Please contact us at membership@fwmsh.org or call 817-255-9404.

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!

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.

DISCOVER, WONDER, IMAGINE!

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.

All MEMBERS receive the following benefits during the length of their membership:

  • Free admission to Fort Worth Museum of Science and History exhibits
  • Free or significantly discounted tickets to special traveling exhibitions
  • Discounts in the Stars Café
  • Free to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  • Free grounds admission to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • Free admission to over 250 science and natural history museums across North America through the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The card holder must be present for discounted admission.
  • Free Admission to over 50 Smithsonian Museum Affiliates. The card holder must be present for discounted admission.
  • Over 400 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.

DISCOVER members also receive:

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

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)

IMAGINE members also receive:

  • 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)

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 of 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 do not receive other membership benefits at participating local museums.

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. You may be required to show a photo ID.

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.

Contact Us

Email us at membership@fwmsh.org or give us a call at 817-255-9404.

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