join the museum family
The Children’s Museum offers a variety of membership levels to suite your needs and family size. We’re looking forward to you joining the museum family!
Come play, create, explore, and imagine together throughout the year with us. Members enjoy the innovative exhibits and amenities of Children’s Museum and MuseumLab for one annual price.
All memberships receive the benefits listed below, and our flexible options let you choose the size that fits your family best.
Full membership terms are available here. Please note that memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.
play for three | $150
Admission for up to 3 people (ages 2+) for one year. This level allows for 2 adult named cardholders.
explore for five | $175
Admission for up to 5 people (ages 2+) for one year. This level allows for 2 adult named cardholders.
imagine for six | $200
Admission for up to 6 people (ages 2+) for one year. This level allows for 3 adult named cardholders.
create for eight | $230
Admission for up to 8 people (ages 2+) for one year. This level allows for 4 adult named cardholders.
professional | $70
Admission for 1 adult for one year. This membership level is for the working artist, educator, or museum professional. Artists need to provide proof of active, professional art practice. Educators need to present a K-12 or college faculty ID and Museum professionals need to present a workplace ID.
museums for all - ACCESS | $20
Admission for one year for up to 4 people (ages 2+) who are PA ACCESS or SNAP EBT cardholders. This level allows 2 adult named cardholders. You must present a valid PA ACCESS or SNAP EBT card and photo ID at Admissions on your first visit.
*To qualify for the ACCESS discount, you must be a PA ACCESS cardholder or PA ACCESS EBT cardholder. The Museums for All – ACCESS membership is applicable only to the individual applying and cannot be applied to other parties. Photo ID is required at first visit. This membership cannot be purchased on behalf of the qualifying party or as a gift membership for a qualifying party.
This membership level is not available for online purchase – you must purchase this membership in person at our Admissions desk, or start the process by contacting [email protected].
membership package with the National Aviary
Select an Aviary add-on to your Explore or Imagine Membership Levels and get both North Side establishments for one discounted rate.
explore + aviary | $250 Admission for 5 + Aviary Family membership
imagine + aviary | $310 Admission for 6 + Aviary Family Plus membership
All memberships include these benefits:
- Unlimited free admission to both Children’s Museum and MuseumLab for number of people on your membership
- Bring a friend to the Museum! Member guests receive 20% off the admission price
- Discounted parking
- Discounts on programs like Summer Camps and Workshops
- 20% discount on purchases in the Museum Store
- 10% discount at Bean Sprouts
- Special offers for local entertainment such as PPG Paints Arena family shows
- Exclusive member-only events
- Member sneak peeks and presale offers
- Digital Membership cards
- Monthly e-newsletter
- Reciprocal membership benefits (discounted or free admission) at more than 350 museum and science centers in the ASTC Travel Passport Program. Click here for a complete list of participating museums.
- Reciprocal membership benefits (50% off general admission for up to 6 people) at more than 200 children’s museum in the ACM Network. Click here for a complete list of participating museums.
Reciprocal benefits do not apply to museums located within 90 miles of the Children’s Museum, such as the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
All UPMC employees receive 20% off any level Children’s Museum membership. To receive this discount, please present your UPMC member card at the Admission desk, contact [email protected] or call 412.322.5058, x274.
dick's sporting goods
All Dick’s Sporting Goods employees receive 10% any level Children’s Museum membership. To receive this discount, please present your employee ID/card at the Admission desk, contact [email protected] or call 412.322.5058, x274.
For membership inquiries, please contact [email protected].
become a member during your visit!
Did you pay admission today? If you decide to become a member during your visit, your admission costs for the day will be applied towards your membership purchase. A dated receipt must be presented to receive this benefit.
membership terms and conditions
Download our membership terms below