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A year of discovery, interactive experiences, animal encounters, and nature adventures

Membership gives you a home for science discovery and exploration. Membership also helps us offer innovative learning experiences, feed our animals, and create new exhibits and programs. And it supports our efforts to share science education with everyone in our community.

As a member, you receive free admission for a full year of discovery, interactive experiences, and nature adventures along with discounts, exclusive benefits, and early access to the Museum.

It’s one of the best values for families anywhere in North Carolina! In as few as two visits, your membership can pay for itself. Start your member journey today!

Member Benefits

guests iconFree admission for one cardholder PLUS anyone you want up to the number of your membership level

early entry iconEarly entry at 9am every day

preview iconMembers-only preview for select new exhibits

discount tag icon10% discount in Museum stores, coffee bar, and onsite cafe

discount iconDiscounts on camps, classes, birthday parties, and more

registration iconAdvance registration for select special events and summer camps

eNews iconFree enrollment to our weekly Member Tips email newsletter

membership card iconFree or reduced admission to more than 350 science centers worldwide with your membership card

admission iconReduced admission to more than 150 AZA zoos and aquariums across the country.

Family Membership Options

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One cardholder + 1 guest

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One cardholder + 3 guests

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Explorer 6


One cardholder + 5 guests

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Explorer 8


One cardholder + 7 guests

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* Please note that memberships are non-refundable and membership privileges may not be shared or transferred.

Donor Societies

Take your passion for science — and the Museum — to the next level. Choose your level of support and receive premium benefits exclusive opportunities and more.

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Business Memberships

With a Business Membership, your company can support science in our community, while receiving exclusive benefits and access for your employees, and more.

Learn more about Business Memberships