Grin big with a FULL YEAR of free general admission, discounts on events, programs, and the Museum Store, Members-only events, reciprocal benefits at other museums, and more!

As a member of the Delaware Museum of Natural History, you are supporting our vision to develop a caring society that respects and values our planet.

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Membership cards and privileges are NOT TRANSFERABLE. Membership cards and I.D. must be presented by a named card holder when visiting the museum. Member children must be accompanied by an adult named card holder.

Most memberships are processed and mailed within one week. If you join or renew at the front desk, you’ll receive a temporary membership card good for two weeks until your new cards arrive in the mail. If you join or renew online, you may use your emailed receipt as proof of membership for up to two weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren LaBare, at 302-658-9111, ext. 320 or LLabare@delmnh.org.  The Museum’s Federal Tax ID Number: 51-0083535

DMNH Membership Policies

  • Membership is good for 12 months of unlimited, free general admission to DMNH. It does not include free admission to special events, tours, birthday parties, or educational programs unless noted for that particular event.
  • Membership cards and privileges are NOT TRANSFERABLE. Membership cards and I.D. must be presented by a named card holder when visiting the museum. Member children must be accompanied by an adult named card holder.
  • Card holders must be 18 or older. Memberships may not be purchased in a child’s name.
  • Grandparent-level Memberships are for one or two adults age 60 or above, who may bring up to 4 grandchildren under age 17 per visit.
  • Memberships are not refundable, in whole or in part.
  •  ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) reciprocal program offers free or reduced general admission at participating museums. It does not include special events or programs. You must present your membership card and ID to receive benefits at ASTC museums. Some ASTC museums have restrictions. We recommend you call ahead to the museum you plan to visit to confirm benefits.
    Some restricted ASTC museums in our area are:
    The Franklin Institute: 90 mile radius restriction. DMNH members do NOT get free admission.
    Maryland Science Center: DMNH members residing in Maryland do NOT get free admission.
    North Museum: DMNH members residing in Lancaster area do NOT get free admission.
  • NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums) reciprocal program offers free or reduced general
    admission at participating cultural institutions. It does not include special events or programs. You
    must present you membership card and I.D. to receive benefits at NARM museums. Some museums
    have restrictions. We recommend you call ahead to the museum you plan to visit to confirm
    benefits.
    Some restricted NARM museums in our area are:
    Winterthur: 15 mile radius restriction. DMNH members do NOT get free admission.
    Brandywine River Museum: 15 mile radius restriction. DMNH members do NOT get free admission.
  • Nanny/Caregiver Policy: A Designated Caregiver must be at least 18 years of age, and Caregiver ID cards are not transferable. Caregiver privileges are valid only when the Caregiver is accompanied by children age 0-18, and Card and ID must be presented. One Caregiver per household is permitted. If caregiver changes during the membership, the old card must be returned and the new caregiver’s information submitted so a new card may be issued.Lost cards will be replaced one time free of charge. After that a fee of $5 will be charged for additional replacements.Membership policies are subject to change at any time. We do our best to keep members informed when this happens. Check our website at delmnh.org/membership for the most up-to-date information.

Membership Levels

Individual Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $35
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year
  • Invitations to Members-only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Tri-annual Discovery Magazine
  • Explore & Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.

Grandparent Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $35
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year
  • Invitations to Members-only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Tri-annual Discovery Magazine
  • Explore & Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.
  • ASTC Passport: Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) museums and facilities worldwide.
  • 10% Museum Store Discount
  • Discounts on Birthday Parties, and many programs & events

Household Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $35
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year
  • Invitations to Members-only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Tri-annual Discovery Magazine
  • Explore & Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.
  • ASTC Passport: Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) museums and facilities worldwide.
  • Discounts on Birthday Parties, and many programs & events
  • Summer Camp Advance sign-up (weeks before general public)

Sustaining Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $75
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year
  • Invitations to Members-only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Tri-annual Discovery Magazine
  • Explore & Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.
  • ASTC Passport: Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) museums and facilities worldwide.
  • 10% Museum Store Discount
  • Discounts on Birthday Parties, and many programs & events
  • Summer Camp Advance sign-up (Four weeks before general public)
  • Two FREE Guest Passes (one-time use, general admission only)
  • FREE Gift
  • FREE Admission to Discovery Days

Patron Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $85
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year
  • Invitations to Members-only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Tri-annual Discovery Magazine
  • Explore & Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.
  • ASTC Passport: Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) museums and facilities worldwide.
  • 15% Museum Store Discount
  • Discounts on Birthday Parties, and many programs & events
  • Summer Camp Advance sign-up (Four weeks before general public)
  • Four FREE Guest Passes (one-time use, general admission only)
  • FREE Gift
  • FREE Admission to Discovery Days
  • NARM Association Membership: Patron and higher members get free or reduced admission to an additional 900-plus museums with NARM
    (North American Reciprocal Museums).
  • FREE Behind the scenes tour for your family (on request)

Gold Patron Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $433
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year
  • Invitations to Members-only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Tri-annual Discovery Magazine
  • Explore & Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.
  • ASTC Passport: Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) museums and facilities worldwide.
  • 15% Museum Store Discount
  • Discounts on Birthday Parties, and many programs & events
  • Summer Camp Advance sign-up (Four weeks before general public)
  • Four FREE Guest Passes per visit (one-time use, general admission only)
  • FREE Gift
  • FREE Admission to Discovery Days
  • NARM Association Membership: Patron and higher members get free or reduced admission to an additional 900-plus museums with NARM
    (North American Reciprocal Museums).
  • FREE Behind the scenes tour for your family (on request)

Benefactor Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $884
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year
  • Invitations to Members-only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Tri-annual Discovery Magazine
  • Explore & Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.
  • ASTC Passport: Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) museums and facilities worldwide.
  • 15% Museum Store Discount
  • Discounts on Birthday Parties, and many programs & events
  • Summer Camp Advance sign-up (Four weeks before general public)
  • FREE Guest Passes for your guests (one-time use, general admission only)
  • FREE Gift
  • FREE Admission to Discovery Days
  • NARM Association Membership: Patron and higher members get free or reduced admission to an additional 900-plus museums with NARM
    (North American Reciprocal Museums).
  • FREE Behind the scenes tour for your family (on request)

Events only for DMNH Members

Reciprocal Membership Benefits

ASTC Passport:  Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) museums and facilities worldwide. Available only at Grandparent level and higher.

NARM: The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association is an affiliation of 800 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits. Members get FREE admission and discounts in museum stores. Available only at Patron level and higher.

ROAM: the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums. Includes Member general admission for two and Member discounts in stores and restaurants.Visit 900 arts, cultural & historical museums, botanical gardens and children’s museums. Please check the specific museum you plan to visit on the ROAM website for restrictions. Available only at Patron level and higher.

Explore and Save: Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels.

You must show your membership card to get benefits at participating institutions. Some restrictions apply, and vary from place to place. It’s always wise to call the museum you plan to visit to confirm benefits.