Membership Types & Rates

Enjoy a jam-packed year of fun and learning as a family. Research tells us that hands-on learning experiences and open-ended exploration help children develop key skills that build a foundation for life-long success.

Choose the option best for your family
All memberships include UNLIMITED admission to the Museum for one full year!

  • Child - $125
    Free Admission for 1 named child and any adult.

    • Unlimited admission to the Museum for one full year
    • Access to special Members-only events – at least 4 per year
    • Discounts on one-of-a-kind birthday parties
    • 10% off at the S.M.A.R.T. Café
    • 10% off in the DCM Explorer Store
    • $5 Discounted admission for up to 4 guests

    This membership can exceed its value in just 6 visits!

  • Family - $150
    Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children*

    • Unlimited admission to the Museum for one full year
    • Access to special Members-only events – at least 4 per year
    • Discounts on one-of-a-kind birthday parties
    • 10% off at the S.M.A.R.T. Café
    • 10% off in the DCM Explorer Store
    • $5 discounted admission for guests (up to 4)
    • Receive 50% off general admission for up to 6 people at ACM Reciprocal Network
      participating institutions throughout the nation
    • Climb Network Benefit FREE admission (for up to 6 visitors) at five nearby children’s museums in the CLIMB network: Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn, Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, KidsWork Children’s Museum in Frankfort, Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, and Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park.

    This membership can exceed its value in just 3 visits!

    *One named adult must be present on all visits.

  • Family Plus - $175
    Free admission for 3 adults and 5 children*

    • Unlimited admission to the Museum for one full year
    • Access to special Members-only events – at least 4 per year
    • Discounts on one-of-a-kind birthday parties
    • 10% off at the S.M.A.R.T. Café
    • 10% off in the DCM Explorer Store
    • $5 discounted admission for guests (up to 4)
    • Receive 50% off general admission for up to 6 people at ACM Reciprocal Network
      participating institutions throughout the nation
    • Climb Network Benefit – Receive FREE admission (for up to 6 visitors) at five nearby children’s museums in the CLIMB network: Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn, Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, KidsWork Children’s Museum in Frankfort, Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, and Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park.

    This membership can exceed its value in just 2 visits!

    *One named adult must be present on all visits.

  • Family Premier - $200
    Free admission for 4 adults and 6 children*

    • Unlimited admission to the Museum for one full year
    • Access to special Members-only events – at least 4 per year
    • Discounts on one-of-a-kind birthday parties
    • 10% off at the S.M.A.R.T. Café
    • 10% off in the DCM Explorer Store
    • $5 discounted admission for guests (up to 4)
    • Receive 50% off general admission for up to 6 people at ACM Reciprocal Network participating institutions throughout the nation
    • Climb Network Benefit FREE admission (for up to 6 visitors) at five nearby children’s museums in the CLIMB network: Children’s Museum of Oak Lawn, Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, KidsWork Children’s Museum in Frankfort, Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, and Wonder Works Children’s Museum in Oak Park.

    Add up to 4 additional children for $15 each. This is the only membership level with this special option. Must join in-person or by phone to take advantage of this feature.

    This membership can exceed its value in just 2 visits!

    *One named adult must be present on all visits.

  • Gift Memberships
    A Gift that Keeps on Giving

    Give the gift of learning fun when you give DCM membership to friends, family, clients and employees. A gift membership provides serious fun for an entire year – for the whole family! Serious because kids are learning, fun because it’s play.

    Giving a gift membership is simple:

    • Click Join Now (below)
    • Choose the membership level that best suits your gift recipient
    • Check the box that says “this membership is a gift” and fill in the boxes

    You will have the option to mail the gift membership directly to the recipient or to have it mailed to yourself. Click Here to see a sample of what is sent.

    Please Note: A recipient can activate/use their membership prior to receiving the card in the mail by giving their name at the Visitor Services desk.

    Happy gifting!

  • Membership Policies
    • Photo identification is required to use membership card.
    • Your membership’s free admission excludes scheduled group visits like field trips and parties.
    • Memberships are not refundable, transferable, or redeemable for cash due to their tax-deductible status.
    • Memberships are designed to be used by one family and may not be loaned or given to anyone else.
    • There is a $5 administrative fee for changes or to replace lost cards.
    • Memberships sold as part of a promotion may be subject to different tax-deductibility.

Did You Know?
Fun facts about DCM memberships!

Your membership purchase is considered a donation to the Museum. All memberships may be fully-tax deductible for the purchaser. Many companies will match or even double your contribution to the Museum, making your support even more significant. Please check with the personnel office at your employer about Corporate Matching Programs.

Discounts on hundreds of museums (eight within an hours drive)! By choosing the Family, Family Plus, Family Premier, Child’s Circle or Explorer’s Circle membership you will receive 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people at participating institutions.
There are nearly 200 participating museums across the country – eight of them are within an hour’s drive of DuPage Children’s Museum!
Download ACM Reciprocal Network Museum List Brochure

A Gift that Keeps on Giving…

Give the gift of learning fun when you give DCM membership to friends, family, clients and employees. A gift membership provides serious fun for an entire year – for the whole family!

Give a gift membership!

 

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