Membership

What will you discover?

What will you discover?

Being a VMNH Member is a terrific way of supporting the museum and receiving numerous benefits in return! All membership levels include free general admission to the museum, which includes the popular lineup of Science Festivals, such as Dino Festival and Reptile Festival. All members also receive discounts in the Museum Store and reciprocal admission to over 300 museums and science centers across the U.S. through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program.
 
Discounts of 50% off the Individual and Family level memberships are available for educators. Seniors (60+),  as well as active and retired military personnel, receive $10 off every membership level. Make your membership choice below!

As you review the membership categories below, please let us know of any questions you may have at 276-634-4162 or by contacting Charlotte Harter at charlotte.harter@vmnh.virginia.gov.
 
Membership Level
Individual
$40 - $64
  • Free general admission for individual
  • Free Science Festival admission
  • Free or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport program
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and members-only events
  • 2 free guest passes
  • VMNH auto decal
Membership registration provided by DonorSnap.
Membership Level
Family
$55 - $88
  • Free general admission for family
  • Free Science Festival admission for family
  • Free or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport program
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and members-only events
  • 4 free guest passes
  • VMNH auto decal
  • Grandparents may be accompanied by grandchildren under the age of 18
  • 10% discount on VMNH Summer Camps
Membership registration provided by DonorSnap.
Membership Level
Smithsonian
$100 - $160
  • Free general admission for family
  • Free Science Festival admission for family
  • Free or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport program
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and members-only events
  • 6 free guest passes
  • VMNH auto decal
  • Grandparents may be accompanied by grandchildren under the age of 18
  • 10% discount on VMNH Summer Camps
  • One year subscription (12 issues) to Smithsonian magazine
  • Discounts on Smithsonian shopping, dining, and travel opportunities
  • Special access to sales and offers from smithsonianstore.com
Membership registration provided by DonorSnap.
Membership Level
Dogwood
$250 - $400
  • Free general admission for family
  • Free Science Festival admission for family
  • Free or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport program
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and members-only events
  • 10 free guest passes
  • VMNH auto decal
  • Grandparents may be accompanied by grandchildren under the age of 18
  • 10% discount on VMNH Summer Camps
  • One year subscription (12 issues) to Smithsonian magazine
  • Discounts on Smithsonian shopping, dining, and travel opportunities
  • Special access to sales and offers from smithsonianstore.com
  • Behind-the-scenes tour
  • 10 free guest passes
  • 25% discount on a museum rental
Membership registration provided by DonorSnap.
Membership Level
Cardinal
$500 - $800
  • Free general admission for family
  • Free Science Festival admission for family
  • Free or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport program
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and members-only events
  • 10 free guest passes
  • VMNH auto decal
  • Grandparents may be accompanied by grandchildren under the age of 18
  • 10% discount on VMNH Summer Camps
  • One year subscription (12 issues) to Smithsonian magazine
  • Discounts on Smithsonian shopping, dining, and travel opportunities
  • Special access to sales and offers from smithsonianstore.com
  • Behind-the-scenes tour
  • 10 free guest passes
  • 25% discount on a museum rental
  • Free admission for all guests when accompanied by Member
  • 50% discount on a museum rental
Membership registration provided by DonorSnap.
Membership Level
Tiger Swallowtail
$1,000 - $1,600
  • Free general admission for family
  • Free Science Festival admission for family
  • Free or reduced admission to over 300 museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport program
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and members-only events
  • 10 free guest passes
  • VMNH auto decal
  • Grandparents may be accompanied by grandchildren under the age of 18
  • 10% discount on VMNH Summer Camps
  • One year subscription (12 issues) to Smithsonian magazine
  • Discounts on Smithsonian shopping, dining, and travel opportunities
  • Special access to sales and offers from smithsonianstore.com
  • Behind-the-scenes tour
  • 10 free guest passes
  • 1 free museum rental
  • Sponsor recognition on one festival, event or exhibit
Membership registration provided by DonorSnap.
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Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

Admission:

$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

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