A Year of Discovery!

Become a member of the Science Center to unlock a year of discovery. Plunge to the depths of the ocean, explore what makes things go, journey through the stars, experience seasonal beauty, generate ideas, and harness your creativity with exhibits and experiences designed to pull back the curtain on our world. We even have an exhibit to help the earliest explorers discover STEM fundamentals through play.

No matter your age, background, or experience with STEM, the Science Center is all yours. Yours to experience. Yours to discover.

Membership Privileges

  • A year of free regular exhibit admission to the Science Center and the Science Museum of Virginia
  • Dome and guest passes
  • Invitations to exclusive premiers and events
  • Discounts in the gift shop, on birthday parties, and on special programming
  • Access to more than 300 science and technology centers worldwide through the ASTC Travel Passport Program

And more!

Plus, membership support will help the Science Center remain the Dan River Region’s educational and cultural anchor, working to ensure everyone in our region knows that STEM is theirs to discover.

Annual Membership Options


$ 50 /annually
  • Free regular exhibit admission for 1 member

  • 2 Digital Dome Theater passes

  • 2 exhibit guest passes

  • ASTC Travel Passport Program reciprocity

Most popular


$ 90 /annually

Add a grandparent or childcare provider for just $15!

  • Free regular exhibit admission for 2 adults and children under age 18

  • 4 Digital Dome Theater passes

  • 4 exhibit guest passes

  • ASTC Travel Passport Program reciprocity


$ 125 /annually
  • Free regular exhibit admission for 2 grandparents, 2 adults and children under age 18

  • 6 Digital Dome Theater passes

  • 8 exhibit guest passes

  • ASTC Travel Passport Program reciprocity

Please note: Digital membership cards are emailed to members and gift recipients within 48 hours. If you do not wish to receive a digital membership card immediately, please let us know when you join.

Exhibit guest passes allow free general admission to Science Center exhibits only. Exhibit guest passes are valid for one-time use per person.

Memberships are final sale and non-refundable or transferable. All levels, benefits, and prices are subject to change.

Group reservations and partnership programs include special Science Center services and discounts; therefore, members visiting as part of a group must pay the group rate.

Available Discounts


  • The Science Center offers current educators free memberships. Click here to learn more and apply.
  • Retired educators and members of registered homeschool co-ops: please call 434.791.5160 to discuss membership discounts.

Museums for All Membership
The Science Center offers a reduced membership rate for low-income families.

Supporting Membership Levels

Contributor - $250

All Associate privileges, plus recognition in the Science Center's newsletter.

Benefactor - $500

All Contributor privileges, plus a private group tour of the exhibits or Butterfly Garden.

Sustainer - $1,000

All Benefactor privileges, plus recognition in the Science Center's annual report.

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What Are People Saying?

Great place for families. The membership is a great deal! The Digital Dome is amazing.

Syndi S.

We took our son here! He absolutely loved it and we can't wait to go back with both of our kids. He really enjoyed looking at everything and all the hands-on activities as well.

Shelby L.

“Excellent Multi-Generational Museum” sums up my thoughts when giving this review. There's something for every age group. It is a bright, fun, educational place to spend a morning with family.

Brett J.

Attractive, well-maintained, interactive science museum complex with Dome Theater (movies and sky shows), large travelling exhibit space, impressive collection, some permanent interactive exhibits. Consistently very strong for ages 4-10. Friendly staff, reasonable membership fees with strong benefits.

Kim H.

Excellent museum! Not to be missed! Excellent employees, clean, very updated attractions! Professionally run.

Kris C.