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Give the Gift of Membership!

Give a year of membership and you’ll be giving a year of inspiration and learning, plus valuable savings inside and outside the Museum.

Purchase a membership for:

If purchasing a membership where you will be listed on the membership card, please purchase a membership for My Household. More information.

Purchasing a membership for a Giving Tree, Yankee Swap, or something similar where you do not know the recipient’s name? Give us a call at 617-723-2500.

What comes with a year of membership?

Free Entry

Exhibit Halls

Live Presentations

Drop-In Activities

Theater of Electricity


  • 2 Exhibit Halls bonus passes
  • 2 Mugar Omni Theater bonus passes
  • 2 Planetarium bonus passes


$5 Entry Planetarium
Mugar Omni Theater
Butterfly Garden
4-D Theater
Thrill Ride 360°
10% Off Museum Garage
Riverview Café
Museum Store

Reciprocal admission to 400+ science centers and zoos worldwide.

Free or discounted admission to temporary exhibits.


Advance registration for summer courses and select lectures

Members-only events

Museum Overnights

Member Previews

Member Appreciation Night

See Upcoming Events

Premier Members also get:

Double all free bonus passes!

Two hours FREE parking

Parking in the Museum garage is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Priority reservations for select member events

What happens once I make the purchase?

Gift memberships are active immediately upon purchase. Your recipient can visit the Museum before the membership cards arrive by showing the confirmation email. Membership cards will arrive in the mail within 3 weeks after your order is placed. You may also print and personalize a certificate to give to the new member!

Please note: New gift memberships purchased on or after November 15 will have an expiration date of December 31, 2020.

Purchasing a Membership for a member of your Household?

If purchasing a membership where you will be listed on the membership card, please purchase a membership for My Household. When purchasing a membership for Someone Else, the Giver name and Recipient name cannot be the same.

If you are purchasing a membership for My Household and would like a personalized certificate to be mailed with this membership, please reply to the confirmation email letting us know this and include the To name, From name, and Message (a certificate is always included with Someone Else purchases).

Additional questions? Call 617-723-2500 to speak with a Museum representative, or visit