Big changes are coming to the Museum!

We’re closed through all of 2021 for a year-long Museum Metamorphosis, and will re-open in 2022 as the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science.

What does that mean for your Membership?

DMNH at Winterthur in 2021

We are partnering with Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library to offer a variety of programs, events, and exhibits throughout 2021 at Winterthur, including summer camp. We’ll participate in several of Winterthur’s events and activities and host our own special events there. DMNH and Winterthur Members will receive a discount on all of these programs and events, and DMNH Members receive general admission to Winterthur all year. 

Expanded reciprocal opportunities

Several local and regional museums and gardens are offering admission to DMNH Members in 2021. In return, members from those organizations may visit the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science in 2022. Members continue to have reciprocal access to other museums and science centers through ASTC (as well as NARM and ROAM for Patron+ Members).

Visit the Reciprocal Membership section below for more information as well as for discounts offered by local businesses. 

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Chela Weiler via email or call 302-658-9111, ext. 320.   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.
  • Household and Sustaining Memberships are for two adults in the household, and any children living in the household under age 17.
  • 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. While DMNH is closed in 2021, enjoy visits to many local museums and gardens.
  • 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: $50
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year. While DMNH is closed in 2021, enjoy visits to many local museums and gardens.
  • 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: $60
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year. While DMNH is closed in 2021, enjoy visits to many local museums and gardens.
  • Household and Sustaining Memberships are for two adults in the household, and any children living in the household under age 17.
  • Invitations to Members-only Events including Exhibit Previews
  • Tri-annual Discovery Magazine
  • 10% Museum Store Discount
  • 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 (2 weeks before general public)

Sustaining Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $75
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year. While DMNH is closed in 2021, enjoy visits to many local museums and gardens.
  • Household and Sustaining Memberships are for two adults in the household, and any children living in the household under age 17.
  • 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)
  • FREE Gift

Patron Membership includes:

  • Tax deductible amount: $85
  • Unlimited admission to DMNH for 1 year. While DMNH is closed in 2021, enjoy visits to many local museums and gardens.
  • 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 Gift
  • 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. While DMNH is closed in 2021, enjoy visits to many local museums and gardens.
  • 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 Gift
  • 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. While DMNH is closed in 2021, enjoy visits to many local museums and gardens.
  • 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 Gift
  • 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)

Special discounts for DMNH members at local merchants and restaurants in 2021 include:

BBC Tavern & Grill

10% off Monday through Wednesday for lunch and dinner.

The Wine & Spirit Company of Greenville

10% off wine and 5% off liquor for 2021.

Tim’s Liquors

10% off wine and 5% off liquor for 2021.

Reciprocal Membership Benefits

In 2021, active DMNH members may visit Winterthur, Mt. Cuba Center, Tyler Arboretum, Hagley, and more. (Please note, some institutions have winter closures; check their websites for hours of operation).

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.  Only one discount may be applied. Please visit their websites for blackout dates and additional information.

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.