Become a Member
ALL membership levels include:
Membership benefits begin immediately after purchase, and can be used towards admission and other applicable benefits such as Gift Shop and program discounts. For a full list of membership benefits, see table above.
If you are visiting an ASTC Partner facility and have not received your official Science Central membership cards yet, please present your confirmation email or receipt as proof of purchase.
Memberships expire at the end of the month, 12 months from the date purchased.
You will need to purchase an “Add-a-Guest” (Plus 1) for this benefit.
We can replace your cards for $10. Alternatively, we can look up your membership at admissions to admit members. If you are traveling and need proof of your membership, you can request that the museum’s admissions staff call us at (260) 424-2400 to confirm. We cannot guarantee that the museum you’re visiting will do this.
Please contact us and we will get new cards to you at no cost.
Science Central is a proud member of the Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC). Our participation entitles Science Central members to receive free or discounted admission at over 360 participating ASTC science centers and museums around the US and the world! Learn more
The MAP Membership gets Family Memberships at each of FOUR places, a 20% savings.
No, renewing your membership early doesn’t lose time. Your Membership renewal begins immediately after the present term.
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Other Membership Options
How to purchase a Gift Membership:
- Online! You will be prompted to during check out to enter gift recipient information.
- In person at Science Central.
- Over the phone. Call us at (260) 424-2400 ext. 443.
- Download the form by clicking here. Fill out the form and either mail it, email it, or bring it to Science Central. Send completed forms to Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
Note: The paper form does not include payment. You may enclose a check or call with credit card information.
Gift Membership FAQ
Purchaser – The person who pays for the memberships.
Recipient – The person who the membership will cover.
Entry & Deluxe Gift Memberships are activated when either the recipient comes to Science Central for the first visit or after 90 days; whichever comes first.
MAP Gift Memberships are activated immediately.
Gift Memberships cover free admission for up to 2 named adults living at the same address and any 6 children under 18 for one full year from date of purchase
By default, the recipient of the Gift Membership will receive the renewal notices. If you would like the purchaser to receive them, please make special note of this during checkout.
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Why Members Make A Difference
Science Central is a non-profit organization. As a beloved part of the Fort Wayne community for over 25 years, Science Central is dedicated to providing science education and hands-on fun for communities across our region. We do not receive state or federal funds for our operating expenses. Instead, we rely on memberships, earned revenue, and charitable contributions to provide the support for engaging science learning.
What Your Membership Will Do
The financial support of a membership is more important than you realize. While you’re enjoying your member benefits such as free general admission, discounts on Science Central programs, special events, the ASTC Passport Program, and more, you’re also making it possible for Science Central to share the wonders of science through hands-on science education. Your yearly membership makes what we do possible. Renew today!