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The King of Dinosaurs

Member FAQs

Membership FAQs

Do members have special parking privileges?

All membership levels offer parking privileges in the form of one-time-use parking passes. After one-time-use parking passes are used up, members receive a special $5 flat rate to park in the Museum’s lot. "Mentor" level members get free parking during Museum hours. Parking benefits granted to members prior to the new membership structure implemented September 1, 2014 will be honored through the expiration date of the current membership.

The Museum does not provide preferred parking for members, however we usually are able to accommodate all visitors in our lot. Parking is provided on a first come, first served basis and is intended for use by Museum visitors. Commuter parking is not permitted. Space is limited – please don’t abuse this privilege.

Is my membership tax deductible?

Yes. Memberships $75 and under are fully tax deductible. Family and Friend level memberships are tax deductible at a rate of $75. Associate level memberships are tax deductible at a rate of $189 and Mentor level memberships are tax deductible at a rate of $415. Your membership card is your receipt.

Can I apply a matching gift to the cost of a membership?

Your employer may have a matching gift program that will match the cost of your membership with a donation to the Museum. Matching gift donations cannot be applied toward a membership, and will go into the Museum's Annual Fund.

Can I apply my admission receipt to the cost of a membership?

Yes! You can apply the full amount of your Museum admission receipt to the cost of a membership up to 30 days after your visit.

Can I use my Museum membership for admission to other museums?

The Museum participates in the ASTC Passport Program, which provides free admission to participating museums outside a 90-mile radius of the Museum. Please note that Museum members do not receive reciprocity at the Great Lakes Science Center or vice versa.

Can my personal child care provider use my membership?

When your personal child care provider or babysitter is accompanying your children to the Museum, he or she can receive free admission, they will need to show your membership card.