Memberships

Membership Appreciation Weekend Nov. 18-22, 2021 $20 off Memberships 20% off Museum Store

Member Appreciation Weekend

$20 off Memberships

New and renewal Memberships (use code 20Member when purchasing online) 

Purchasing a gift membership? Stop by the Museum to purchase a membership gift certificate, your favorite family can activate on their first visit. (Gift certificates are only available in person and by phone (309) 433-3444).

20% off Museum Store Purchases

Members can take advantage of 20% off all purchases in the Museum Store; including, MagnaTiles, Plasma Cars, Gravitax, Squigs and other best sellers. Plus, enjoy FREE gift wrapping!

Museum and Store Hours:

Monday (Members Only) 9 a.m.-Noon

Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Purchasing your membership online? Use code 20Member. Please note, gift certificate and store purchases are available in person only.

Let's Play!

The following safety protocols must be followed to visit the Museum:
  • Everyone 2 years and older are required to wear a face mask during their visit. Masks must full cover an individual's nose and mouth. If you are unable to wear a mask, please consider visiting at a future date.
  • Use hand sanitizer when you enter and social distance to the best of your ability.
  • If you are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms, please contact the Museum at 309-433-3444 to open your spot to another family and to reschedule your visit.
Your Membership expiration date has been extended to cover the time lost during our closure. You may pick up your new cards during your next visit.

A Museum Membership 


This is the perfect gift for families of all ages and sizes!
Every day CDM Members sing the praises of their membership:
  • “We just stopped by in between school and soccer.”
  • “We used our Plus membership in Chicago and saved a $100 on admission fees.”
  • “Every year I give my daughter and her family their membership for Christmas…. It always fits!”
Memberships include:
  • Free museum admission for 12 months
  • Discounts on birthday parties, museum classes and special events
  • 10% discount in the Discover More! Store
  • Unlimited opportunities to make life-long memories!

Please Note: Memberships start on the day of purchase. A gift certificate in the amount of the membership and a member registration form will be provided for the family. They must return both items to the museum to activate their 12 month membership. CDM staff can no longer “look-up” lost gift certificates. Please treat all gift certificates as cash. For more information contact Shelly Hanover, Membership Coordinator 309-433-3453 or email.

Family Membership $100

 


Unlimited general admission for two adults and all children under 18 living in the same household.

Benefits include:
  • 10% discount in the Discover More! Store
  • Discounts on CDM special events, birthday parties and education programs
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and member events
  • Free subscription to museum newsletter
a button to purchase a Basic Membership

Family Plus Membership $135 


Unlimited admission for two adults and all children under 18 living in the same household
The same great benefits as our Family membership, plus:
  • One free guest admission with each visit to CDM
  • Discounted or Free admission to over 500 participating ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) Passport Program, and up to 6 1/2 price admissions to participating ACM (Association of Children’s Museums) - Reciprocal Network.
  • ACM Reciprocal List (PDF)
  • ASTC Passport List (PDF)
a button to purchase a Plus Membership

Grandparent Membership $130


Unlimited admission grandparents and their grandchildren for family visits to our Museum

The same great benefits as our Family membership, plus:
  • One free guest admission with each visit to CDM
  • Discounted or Free admission to over 500 participating ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) Passport Program, and up to 6 1/2 price admissions to participating ACM (Association of Children’s Museums) - Reciprocal Network. (see below for link to listings)
  • ACM Reciprocal List (PDF)
  • ASTC Passport List (PDF)
a button to purchase a Grandparents Membership

Please Note 


  • Memberships are not valid for field trip or birthday party admission
  • Memberships are non-transferable
  • CDM PLUS and Grandparent Members receive $1 off admission at Peoria’s Riverfront Museum