Your membership supports our mission
To excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery.
Membership is the ultimate way to explore and save. Most memberships pay for themselves in just two visits!
Enjoy reciprocal benefits to hundreds of other museums.
Membership provides a full year of benefits for you, your family and friends.
EXPLORE. DISCOVER. CONNECT.
Membership is the ultimate way to explore and save. Most pay for themselves in just two visits. Plus, enjoy reciprocal benefits to hundreds of other museums.
Join now! Enjoy discounts on camp, the Museum Store, reciprocal museum visits, and more. To support our green initiatives, membership cards are going digital.
Take 10% off membership purchases levels 2 and up with code DEC10 (valid until 12/31/2023).
The name of each level indicates how many people you may bring each time you visit — friends, family, adults or children.
Levels and Benefits
|Unlimited general admission for:||One named adult||Two named adults||Two named adults, two others*||Two named adults, four others*||Three named adults, five others*||Three named adults, seven others*|
|Digital Membership Cards||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|$2 off select Brandywine Attractions**||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Invitations to members-only events||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Museum Store Discount||10%||10%||10%||15%||15%|
|Discounts and early sign-ups for camps||10% discount, 2 week early sign up||10% discount, 2 week early sign up||10% discount, 2 week early sign up||10% discount, 4 week early sign up||10% discount, 4 week early sign up|
Discounts on birthday parties
|Discounts on rentals||5%||5%|
|Free guest passes||2||4||6|
|NARM and ROAM membership***||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Third named adult on membership||⚫||⚫|
|Tax deductible amount****||$45||$60||$99||$120||$142||$163|
* For Two and above may have 2 named cardholders but only one cardholder must be present.
** Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions.
*** ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers): Free or reduced admission to over 350 science museums. NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum): Free or reduced admission to 900+ museums.
ROAM (Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums): Free or reduced admission to over 400 museums.
**** For Levels One, Two and Four, the full membership fee is deductible. For Levels Six, Eight, Ten, the deductible amount is listed above.
Ready to join?
- Membership is good for 12 months of unlimited, free general admission to DelMNS. It does not include free admission to special events, tours, birthday parties, or educational programs unless noted for that particular event.
- Membership cards and privileges are NOT TRANSFERABLE.
- Membership cards and ID must be presented by a named card holder when visiting the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult named card holder.
- Card holders must be 18 or older. Memberships may not be purchased in a child’s name.
- Memberships are not refundable, in whole or in part.
- Lost cards will be replaced one time free of charge. After that a fee of $5 will be charged for additional replacements.
- Membership policies are subject to change at anytime. We do our best to keep members informed when this happens.
We are partnered with the Brandywine Zoo and the Delaware Children’s Museum. When you purchase or renew a membership at level 4 or higher, you will receive to 2 free passes to each!
Reciprocal Museum Benefits
Members receive free or reduced admission to more than 350 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) museums and facilities worldwide. Available only at level Two and above.
ASTC reciprocal program offers free or reduced general admission at participating museums. It does not include special events or programs. You must present your membership card and ID to receive benefits at ASTC museums.
Many ASTC museums within a 90-mile radius have restrictions. We recommend you call ahead to the museum you plan to visit to confirm benefits, and that members of other ASTC museums that may be restricted contact DelMNS to confirm benefits. Some restricted ASTC museums in our area include:
The Franklin Institute (DelMNS members do not get free admission to the Franklin Institute, so Franklin Institute members do not get free admission to DelMNS),
Maryland Science Center (DelMNS members residing in Maryland do not get free admission to the Maryland Science Center),
North Museum (DelMNS members residing in the Lancaster area do not get free admission to the North Museum).
The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association is an affiliation of over 1,000 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more, that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits in four North American countries. Members get FREE admission and discounts in museum stores. Available only at level Six and above.
NARM reciprocal program offers free or reduced general admission at participating cultural institutions. It does not include special events or programs. You must present your membership card and ID to receive benefits at NARM museums. Some museums have restrictions. We recommend you call ahead to the museum you plan to visit to confirm benefits. Some restricted NARM museums in our area include: Winterthur and Brandywine River Museum. DelMNS members do not get free admission to these museums, however, they may participate in the Explore and Save program for $2 off.
The Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) program offers free or reduced general admission at participating museums. Other benefits include member shop discounts and may include access or special member pricing to member-only special events, lectures or exhibitions. Some museums have restrictions. Available only at level Six and above.
Some museums have restrictions. Some restricted ROAM museums in our area include: Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Contemporary, and Winterthur.
DelMNS members do not get free admission to these museums, however, they may participate in the Explore and Save program for $2 off.
Explore and Save
Receive $2 off general adult admission at select Brandywine Valley area attractions when you show your Delaware Museum of Natural History membership card. Available to all member levels. Only one discount may be applied. Please visit their websites for blackout dates and additional information.
Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art
Chester County Historical Society
Delaware Art Museum
You must show your membership card to get benefits at participating institutions. Some restrictions apply, and vary from place to place. It’s always wise to call the museum you plan to visit to confirm benefits.