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Membership

Membership

Take your curiosity out to play all year. Become a Daytime or After Dark member!

Tinker, touch, test, experiment, notice, and play. Membership pays for itself in less than three visits! Walk in free for a year and get great discounts on shopping, dining, and more. With exciting seasonal exhibitions and 650+ interactive exhibits to explore, you’ll never have the same visit twice.

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Core Daytime Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission 
  • Members-only VIP hours, every Sunday 10:00 a.m.–noon
  • 10% discount at the Exploratorium Stores, Seaglass Restaurant, and Seismic Joint Café (except alcohol)
  • $3 off tickets to our world-famous Tactile Dome ($5 off for Supporters and Sustainers levels) 
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events and exhibition previews
  • $5 off tickets to After Dark Thursday Nights (ages 18+)
  • $10 off daytime tickets for guests
  • Free admission for Daytime members to 350+ ASTC science centers and museums worldwide (starting 90+ miles away)
  • Free admission to After Dark Thursday Nights in May (ages 18+)

Daytime Membership Levels

Dual Explorers: $139 
  • Core Daytime Benefits
  • Daytime admission for 2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child

Family Explorers: $199 
  • Core Daytime Benefits 
  • Daytime admission for 2 adults + 4 children

Insiders: $299 
  • Core Daytime Benefits 
  • Daytime admission for 4 adults + 4 children

Supporters: $399 
  • Core Daytime Benefits 
  • Daytime admission for 8 people + After Dark admission for 2 adults

Sustainers: $699 
  • Core Daytime Benefits 
  • Daytime admission for 8 people 
  • After Dark admission for 4 adults
  • Sponsors a Family Explorers membership for a local family in need 
  • Invitations to select donor events

Innovators: $1,000
  • Core Daytime Benefits 
  • Daytime admission for 10 people 
  • After Dark admission for 10 adults 
  • Invitations to VIP receptions and previews
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Core After Dark Benefits 

  • Unlimited free admission to After Dark Thursday nights (50+ per year) 
  • 10% discount at the Exploratorium Stores and Seaglass Restaurant (except alcohol) 
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events and exhibition previews 
  • Free admission during daytime hours in May

After Dark Membership Levels

Individuals: $45 
  • Core After Dark Benefits
  • After Dark admission for 1 named adult

Dual: $85 
  • Core After Dark Benefits 
  • After Dark admission for 2 named adults or 1 named adult + 1 guest 

Need Help?

To purchase or renew your membership, change your address, or request a membership brochure, please call Membership Services. The office is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. Closed on holidays.

415.528.4321
membership@exploratorium.edu