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Membership Policies and FAQ

Before you visit please read our new Visiting FAQs and Code of Conduct

As Museum of Science member, you are a valued part of our community and we want to take care of you. To ensure you are getting the most out of your membership we are extending the expiration dates of both memberships and bonus passes affected by the Museum closure.

Timed Tickets are Required

Museum members still get free admission, but timed tickets are required for entrance into the Museum for all visitors prior to arrival, including members and their guests. Due to occupancy constraints to allow for safe social distancing, reserving a ticket ahead of time ensures you will not arrive at the Museum to find us at capacity. You must reserve a ticket for everyone in your party, including children under 3. Children under 3 won’t count toward the total guest count permitted by your membership, but still require a ticket. We recommend that you reserve tickets ahead of your visit, either by phone (call 617-723-2500 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily) or online at You will need to present your timed tickets and either your membership card, or a photo ID for proof of membership at the gate for entry into the Exhibit Halls.

Please review the following prior to your visit so you are familiar with the policies in place at the Museum during COVID-19 times. These include wearing a face mask at all times and safely social distancing.

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A year of membership to the Museum of Science offers a lifetime of learning.

Whether sharing an enriching educational experience with your child, entertaining family and friends at Boston's most visited cultural institution, or spending a Friday night viewing a temporary exhibit, membership is the best way to enjoy the Museum of Science.

Members not only gain inspiration in our Exhibit Halls, but also get valuable savings around the Museum.

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What comes with a year of membership?

Free Entry and Bonus Passes

A Museum of Science membership is a year of inspiration and learning, plus so many more benefits:

  • FREE entry to Exhibit Halls, live presentations, and much more for the entire year!
  • FREE bonus passes for Exhibit Halls, Mugar Omni Theater, and Planetarium shows – keep them for yourself or gift them to friends.

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Discounts and Reciprocal Admission

  • $5 tickets to all add-ons, including 4-D shows, the Mugar Omni Theater, and the Planetarium.
  • 10% off parking at the Museum Garage, Riverview Café, and the Museum Store.
  • Reciprocal admission to nearly 500 participating science centers and zoos worldwide. Please note: due to capacity restrictions the Museum of Science is not currently accepting reciprocal admissions from participating institutions. Please be sure to call each institution before your visit to confirm their current reciprocity status.
  • Free or discounted admission to temporary exhibits.

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Member Exclusives

  • Advance registration for Summer Courses and select lectures.
  • Priority registration and pre-sales for Museum offerings and special virtual talks and events.

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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

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The Mugar Omni Theater is reopening soon after being updated to a digital laser projection system and completely renovated. These enhancements will offer Museum members the most advanced Omni experience in the region's only 180-degree dome theater!


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Exclusive Offer for Museum of Science Members

KING TUT: Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh, the largest collection of Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt, is making its only stop in the Northeast at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza in Boston (Back Bay). Exhibition dates have been delayed due to COVID-19 and are TBD. We will communicate up-to-date information to our members regarding the exhibition dates and the member pre-sale as soon as they are confirmed.

The Museum of Science, the official Museum sponsor for the exhibition in Boston, in collaboration with IMG, is offering Museum members a 20% discount on tickets. In addition, there will be a pre-sale window exclusively for Museum members in advance of both the King Tut ticket lottery and general public sales. Offer applies to 4 tickets per membership. Check back for updates on the exhibition dates and member presale timing.

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Reciprocal Admission

Free admission or discounted entry to 500+ select science centers and zoos worldwide.

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