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!
Science Central Members must present their Science Central Membership card and photo ID at the Box Office of participating museums to receive reciprical admission.
Below are just a few of the many science centers and musems within driving distance from Science Central. We recommend that you confirm the specific program limitations of any ASTC Passport museum before visiting.
I'm a Science Central Member!
Science Central Members must present their Science Central Membership card and photo ID at the Box Office of participating museums to receive reciprocal admission. These other museums are looking for the ASTC logo on your membership card.
Typically, at another museum, your membership will only cover your immediate family – those who live with you in your house. Always call in advance at that venue to confirm who is covered.
In short, it means that Memberships are intended for locals.
As a member of a participating science center or museum, you are eligible for ASTC (Passport Program benefits at 360+ other participating venues around the country and the world.
If you buy a Science Central Membership, and live within 90 miles of a large Science Center in another city (Indianapolis, Chicago, etc.), they might not honor it. If this applies to you, we recommend checking with your local museum first.
As a member of a participating science center or museum, you are eligible for Passport Program benefits at other participating venues located outside of a 90-mile radius from the science center or museum of which you are a member and from your primary residence. If you are unsure if you are eligible for Passport Program benefits, contact the participating venue you wish to visit to verify your eligibility.
Science Central has special agreements with the closest centers to honor each other’s memberships.
- Muncie Children’s Museum
- Kalamazoo Air Zoo
We love to know what science centers our members visit! We wish we were visiting them too!
I'm from another museum!
Visiting ASTC members must present their membership card from your home science center and photo ID at our Admissions Desk, day of. We are looking for the ASTC logo on the membership card from your home museum.
Membership is a great way to visit as often as you like. Science Central Memberships include admission for two named adults at the same address and any six children.
No, you will need to get your tickets day of at our admissions desk. Unfortunately, this means that on our busiest of days, there is a chance that we will have no tickets when you arrive. We recommend that you give us a call in advance.
We love to know who is visiting us and from where! Maybe, someday, we’ll visit your science center!