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Membership Policies and FAQ

Membership Policies

  • Up to two adults living in the same household may be listed on the membership card.
  • When visiting, at least one member must be present. (A member is anyone who lives at the member address, even a child.)
  • Admission privileges do not include visits with school groups.
  • Memberships are nontransferable, and cannot be shared between households.
  • Memberships are not refundable.
  • Legal Notice. All annual and other memberships are revocable licenses. The Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke membership and/or deny admission without refund for noncompliance with applicable rules and terms or for inappropriate conduct.

Privacy Policy

The Museum of Science never exchanges or sells member email addresses. From time to time we collaborate with other not-for-profit organizations to offer special promotions and interesting opportunities to our members. In such cases, we may exchange member names and postal addresses. If you do not want your name or mailing address shared with other organizations, please notify us at 617-589-0180 or

Purchasing a Membership

  • -   I already bought Exhibit Halls tickets. Can my purchase go toward a new membership?
  • -   Can I put more names than just my own on a membership?
  • -   If I buy my membership today, can I visit and use my passes today?
  • -   Is my membership good for a calendar year, or for a full year from time of purchase?
  • -   What exactly does membership give me free or unlimited admission to?

Membership Cards

Membership Levels

  • -   What is the difference between a Basic membership and a Premier membership?
  • -   What does 2, 5, or 8 mean?
  • -   I'm a Basic Level member. Can I upgrade my membership level to Premier? Can I upgrade the number of guests that my membership level permits?

Bonus Passes

  • -   Can you explain the passes to me? Do I get them every time I visit?
  • -   Can I still use my expired bonus passes?
  • -   I lost my bonus passes. Can I have new ones?


  • -   Is there a membership discount for teachers? Military personnel?
  • -   What is the One-Step Program?
  • -   Is my membership tax deductible?

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