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Membership Rocks!

With an entire year of unlimited, free admission to the museum, discounts on programs, free access to members-only events and more great benefits, membership is an incredible value!

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Membership Makes a Difference

Academy members join us in our commitment to understand the natural world and inspire everyone to care for it. By joining the Academy, you’re making a tangible impact on our community and our planet. Learn more.

Invisible World of Water, November 13 2021 to April 17 2022

Explore an Invisible World

Academy members receive free admission to Invisible World of Water (opening Nov 13) and Permian Monsters.

Academy Membership

Membership is a great value! Members receive an entire year of unlimited, free general admission to the museum, free admission to Invisible World of Water, access to members-only museum hours, events and activities, discounts on programming, parking and Academy Shop purchases and memories that will last a lifetime!

Our members are a force for nature! There’s more to membership than visitation benefits — an Academy membership is a tangible way to make a positive impact on our community and planet. The Academy is a vibrant community of scientists, researchers, students, staff and supporters who care deeply about the natural world and want to protect it for our children and grandchildren. Our members are an essential part of that community.

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Give a Gift Membership

All Academy members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Unlimited, FREE general admission to the museum
  • Exclusive access during the members-only hour, 9-10 a.m. each day the museum is open
  • Free or discounted tickets to special exhibits
  • Access to exciting members-only events like exhibit previews and our annual Members' Night 
  • Invitations and free admission to Academy festivals like Paleopalooza and Bug Fest
  • Kids Club membership for children, ages 12 and under 
  • Discounted guest passes for friends and family
  • Parking discounts at the Logan Square parking garage
  • Special members-only discounts on Family Programs and Adult Programs
  • 10 percent discount in the Academy Shop and Academy Café
  • The chance to add an extra adult to your membership
  • Active members, you can pay the difference to upgrade your membership to a higher level

Membership Levels:

Individual and Dual

Individual MembersIndividual ($65) Individual members receive all of the fantastic general member benefits listed above for one named adult. Make it a dual membership by selecting the option "I would like to add an extra adult to the membership for an additional $20" when you join or renew.







Family MembersFamily ($135) Family members receive the fantastic general member benefits listed above for two named adults and up to five children (under 18) in the same household OR up to five grandchildren (under 18).







Family Plus

Family Plus MembersFamily Plus ($165 | $138 tax-deductible) Family Plus members receive all of the benefits of a Family membership, plus:

  • FREE admission to special exhibits 
  • FREE admission for two guests each time you visit (member must accompany guests)
  • FREE admission to more than 300 museums with the ASTC Passport Program





Premier Levels

Partners' Club MembersPartners' Club ($250 | $152 tax-deductible)
Partners' Club members receive all the benefits of a Family Plus membership, plus:

  • Two free guest passes to give to friends or family
  • Invitations to Toast to the Collections, author talks, and other behind-the-scenes events
  • Membership benefits for up to three named adults
  • 15% discount at the Academy Shop
  • Recognition in the Annual Report

Founders' Club ($500 | $341 tax-deductible)
Founders' Club members receive all the benefits of Partners' Club membership, plus:

  • Three additional free guest passes to give to friends or family (five total)
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes tours, author talks and special receptions
  • Special invitation to our annual Back from the Field reception

Leadership Circles

Leadership CircleLeadership Circles Members of our Leadership Circles provide critical support to the Academy's programs of scientific research and education, and receive special benefits in return. Please see Leadership Circles of Giving for more information.







Drexel University Employees

Library Museum PassDrexel Employees Drexel University Faculty and Staff receive 10% off membership dues and have the option to pay for an Academy membership through payroll deduction!







Library, School or Organization Museum Pass

Drexel Employee MembershipMuseum Pass Membership ($299 per member card) The Academy offers a special transferable membership for libraries, schools, and other qualifying organizations. To enroll in this program, or to learn more about the special benefits and pricing, please contact the Academy Membership Office directly at 215-299-1022 or







Contact Membership

To learn more about becoming a member of the Academy, please call us at 215-299-1022 or email 

Already a member? Go to the Members’ Guide for more information on your membership.


Academy Frontiers Magazine

Academy Frontiers

Members receive an inside look at the Academy with a free subscription to Academy Frontiers. 

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Museum Passport Program

Members have free access to more than 300 science and technology centers in America through the Association of Science - Technology Centers' (ASTC) Passport Program.

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