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Membership FAQs

We would enjoy having your support and we know you’ll enjoy visiting our museum for free!

How long do memberships last?
Maryland Science Center Membership is for a year.  Memberships expire the last day of the month purchased.  If you bought on the 15th, it would expire on the last day of that month, 12 months later.

What are the prices for your memberships?
Membership Prices range from $100 for the individual Explorer Level to $275 for the Pioneer +2 Level for 10 admits. Member benefits are the same across the board but our Membership Levels vary in price as they include more people. To learn more, please visit our levels pricing page.

Do you have a “Family” Membership?
Our Membership Levels are based on the number of people in your group. We don’t label our memberships as Individual, Family, Grandparent, etc. because you can visit the museum with friends and neighbors. When you purchase a membership it is for you and/or your spouse/domestic partner to use exclusively. Member benefits are non-transferable. You choose the level that best fits your group size. Anyone over your level will pay full price to enter the museum. Children under the age of three are free of charge. Children under the age of three do not count toward your total admits.

How do I purchase a Maryland Science Center Gift Membership?

Maryland Science Center Gift Memberships are available through the purchase of gift membership certificates.

A Maryland Science Center Gift Membership Certificate is purchased by you and mailed directly to you for personal delivery, no exceptions.  You are responsible for delivering your Gift Membership Certificate to your recipient.  Recipients of Maryland Science Center Gift Membership Certificates have twelve months from your purchase date to redeem in person at our ticket desk.  We do not record any of your recipient’s information until the gift certificate is redeemed.  Their 12 month membership will begin the minute it is redeemed.  This applies to new members and renewing members.  Membership Gift Certificates can also be upgraded by your recipient right at our ticket desk in $25.00 increments.  Membership Gift Certificates are sold in the amount of our Membership Levels.


Purchase Gift Membership Certificates by December 18 for on time delivery to you for the 2017 holidays!

To purchase your Gift Membership Certificate online, click here:

Purchase Gift Membership Here

Does Maryland Science Center Membership cover guests?
The membership level you choose allows a set number of people, including the cardholder, into the museum at the member rate. Any person over your level will pay full priced admission.

Membership Name Number of
Persons Allowed
Discoverer +1
Pioneer +1
Pioneer +2


Do I list everyone on my membership and how many cards will I be receiving?
The only people we list on a membership account are the primary cardholder and that person’s spouse. We mail two identical member cards out per membership. Your cards will reflect the level and total number of admits allowed per day on that membership level.

Can I list my caregiver/aupair/nanny on the membership?
We do not list these individuals on the membership account. Your caregiver/aupair/nanny can visit the Maryland Science Center under your membership but s/he must present your member card and a note authorizing use of your membership for that day.

Is the Kids Room or Planetarium included in my Membership?
All Membership Levels allow free admission into our permanent exhibit galleries. These include the Planetarium, Observatory, Kids Room and Dinosaur Mysteries.

Is IMAX included with my Membership?
Members enjoy a reduce rate to see our regular and premium IMAX Films. Current Member pricing for regular IMAX films is $4.00 per member adult or child.

How can I purchase a Maryland Science Center Membership?
You can purchase a membership online, by clicking here. Or you can also purchase membership directly at our ticket desk, over the phone by calling 410-545-5981 or by mailing your application into the Membership Office.

Can I use my Maryland Science Center Member card to visit other museums? Where can I use my member card?
We are part of the Association of Science/Technology Centers’ Passport Program – offering reciprocal admission to our members when they travel to museums across the world like the Maryland Science Center. To find a museum in this program, please click here. Make sure to call ahead to the museum you’ll be visiting. You’ll want to find out what exactly their reciprocal admission includes.

How can I order discounted member IMAX and premium traveling exhibit tickets?

Advance discounted member IMAX and premium traveling exhibit tickets can be ordered by phoning 410.685.2370 and pressing 0 to speak to a ticket agent during regular business operating hours. Advance purchase tickets require 48 hour notice.  Members cannot purchase discounted tickets online.  Online, members will be charged the full amount.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  Member priced tickets can also be purchased directly at our ticket desk.  Be prepared to reference your member ID when ordering tickets over the phone.  At the ticket desk and at will call you will be asked for your member ID card and a photo ID.  Thank you for your support. How can I order discounted member IMAX and premium traveling exhibit tickets?