Gift Membership

** Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Gift Memberships may take longer than normal to process. The recipient's window to redeem the certificate and activate their Membership will be one year from the date the certificate is issued to them. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].. Thank you! **

Thank you for giving the gift of membership! Individuals and families will enjoy year-round access to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park.

Please select your membership level below, and complete the RECIPIENT information for the person to whom you are giving the membership. As the purchaser, you must include your information in the BILLING section.

Not sure which membership to choose? Visit our membership page for complete details and benefits.

  • One (1) named adult.

  • Two (2) named individuals living in the same household or related to each other. May either be one (1) adult and one (1) child or two (2) adults.

  • Our most popular membership level! Two (2) named adults living in the same household and/or related to each other, plus all of their children or grandchildren (17 and under). This level also includes the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) reciprocal benefits.

  • Two (2) named adults living in the same household and/or related to each other, plus all of their children or grandchildren (17 and under).

  • Two (2) named adults living in the same household and/or related to each other, plus all of their children or grandchildren (17 and under). Also includes a complimentary Family Standard Membership voucher.

Standard Benefits:

- Unlimited admission to both Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and SunWatch Indian Village & Archaeological Park
- 10% discount in both gift shops
- Unlimited shows in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
- Subscription to our E-Newsletter
- Early Registration and discounts on select programming, including Summer Camps
- Members Only events and activities throughout the year
- Includes reciprocal benefits for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) institutions.
- Ability to purchase named Add-Ons (limit of 2, $30 each)

Premium Benefits:
All of the above, plus:
-15% discount in both gift shops
- 1 additional, unnamed guest with every visit
- $3 discount on additional admission tickets (must be present to redeem)
- Ability to purchase an Independent Add-On (limit of 1, $50. Independent Add-On may not bring an additional guest)

Gift Membership Recipient Information



By checking this box and completing this transaction, I understand that I (or my designated recipient) will receive a certificate in the mail that is to be redeemed at the time of activation. The membership is not activated or connected with any individual account until redeemed and the certificate should be treated as if it were cash. I understand that recipients will be asked to bring both the certificate and ID to activate the membership.

Membership is active for one (1) full year from the date of purchase; renewing members will have their current date of expiration extended by one (1) year.

Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Membership is for the sole benefit of regular (daily) admission to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, and Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve.

The benefit of reciprocal admission through ASTC, AZA, and ACM is at the discretion of other institutions. Denial of admission to other institutions does not constitute grounds for a refund.

Membership is valid only for those persons named on the card, and is for the exclusive use of a single household as designated on the Membership Card.

Free Membership admission does not apply to special events, including, but not limited to, after-hours programs and fundraising events.

Photo identification is required at admission for every visit, and must match the person whose name is listed on the Membership.

Billing Information

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
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