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Museum Membership Savings

Museum Exhibits are so much fun!

Why is a membership a good idea for your family?

Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, are you finding it difficult to come up with activities for them that don’t break the budget?  Think about a Membership for a more affordable out and about experience! We started getting family memberships after realizing that it paid for itself in just two visits in some cases!

Here is a breakdown, using the Museum of Nature and Science in Fair Park:

Regular general admission to the museum for two adults and three children is $41.

A family membership costs $90 a year,  and includes general admission for my family of 5, plus discounted tickets to the Special Exhibits,  the IMAX theater and the planetarium. We also get invited to special member-only events.  Basically, if we go three times, the membership has saved us money. But since we don’t have to pay each time, this is a great place to go even if we only have a little bit of time (just to check out the current Magic School Bus exhibit, maybe?) or if we want to attend something special, like the planetarium presentations that they did for the Venus Transit last week.  Bargain!

Up close and personal with the animals at the Zoo

What sealed the decision to join for my family though, was the ASTC Passport Participants–free admission to 260 other museums all over the country and even internationally!! We had planned to visit a museum while on vacation, and it was going to cost $65 for just four of us. But with our membership, it was completely free!!

Membership to the Museum will transfer to the new Perot Museum when it opens in January 2013, read about it here.

Other places in the DFW area that offer memberships include The Dallas Zoo, The Fort Worth Zoo, Frontiers of Flight Museum, and The Dallas World Aquarium, just to name a few. Make sure that you read the fine print, because not all memberships are the same and many places offer different levels. Pick the ones that work the best for your family!

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