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MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

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Basic Membership

$175

Unlimited admission for up to 5 family members (maximum 2 adults) for 1 year – 10% discount on Great Ex Merch Cart – Discounted member pricing for camps, special programs, and birthday parties – Monthly deals and discounts for local attractions – Access to member-only events and programs not available to the general public – Great Ex digital newsletter updates

Great Membership

$225

All of the Basic Member Benefits PLUS: – Unlimited admission for a family of 5 (maximum of 4 adults, totaling 5 members) – Reciprocal admission to more than 1,200 museums across North America – $3.00 discount for guests of members

Explorer Membership

$275

All of the Great Member Benefits PLUS: – Additional 10% discount (total of 20%) on purchases in the Great Ex Merch Cart – One Add-A-Member (perfect for a caregiver or grandparent) – 5 free admission passes for friends and family.

Morris Membership

$575

All of the above Explorer benefits PLUS: – 5 additional free admission passes – 50% discount for a basic birthday party (1 per year) – Complimentary Basic Membership to be given to a scholarship family in need

Each of our memberships includes reciprocity to other museums, science centers, botanical gardens, and attractions. Local monthly reciprocals are available at all levels! All other reciprocal programs are included with the GREAT Membership level or higher.

Membership Policies

  • Digital membership card must be presented for admission
  • Adults MUST present a photo ID with a membership card
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • Free admission does not apply when a member is a part of a school group, class, or fee-based events (i.e. Birthday parties, Education events)
  • Our membership cards are now 100% digital, but if you’d like to have a card printed it will cost $10.00 per card.
  • Memberships are non-refundable and nontransferable.

Additional Membership Reciprocal Information

Great Explorations Members in the Great level of membership receive access to the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program. All Great Explorations Children’s Museum Great membership cardholders must present valid membership documentation along with a photo ID for admission into participating reciprocal locations. Some restrictions may apply. Offers exclude special engagements and are not valid with other discounts. Reciprocal participants and dates are subject to change without notice, please review the appropriate website to check for updates

Please note that Glazer Children’s Museum is 50% off general admission for GREAT membership cardholders. Free admission to Glazer Children’s Museum is only available in the month of September. 

Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network: 50% off admission for a family of 6 to over 140 museums nationwide and Canada. Visit ChildrensMuseums.org for more information and view the ACM Reciprocal Network Policy Guide COVID-19 Addendum.

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program: Free admission to over 350 participating museums, 90 miles outside of Tampa only. Visit ASTC.org/passport for more information.

If you are still unsure if a museum you would like to visit is a participant in either program, please contact that museum directly.

  • Check for exclusions. Make sure the science center or museum you are visiting is not located within 90 miles of either your home residence or the science center or museum that you belong to. This distance is measured as a linear radius, not driving distance.
  • Review the family admittance policy of the venue that you intend to visit. Call before you visit to confirm your Passport Program benefits.
  • Pack your ID (or other proof of residence). Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply.
      • Pack your membership card. Passport Program venues are not required to grant benefits to visitors who forget their cards. There is no universal database with all Passport visitors’ member data for admission staff to reference.
      • Miss Membership Card? Please contact atyler@greatex.org or your home science center or museum.

If you are still unsure if a museum you would like to visit is a participant in either program, please contact that museum directly.

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