ASTC Travel Passport Program – Association of Science & Technology Centers

Did you know, that if you purchase a qualifying membership from your local participating Science Museum, you can visit over 300 other Science Museums across the US for FREE?

As a member of a Science Center or Museum participating in the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you are eligible for benefits such as free general admission when you travel outside of your local area!

Some Museum Membership Packages may start as low as $35 per family, so this is a GREAT way to stretch your dollars while on vacation!

Experience MORE while spending LESS!

Maximize YOUR Family’s FUN Efficiency!

* Local restrictions apply (see exclusions and list of participating venues below).


Step 1: Check out our list below for informational purposes! Click on the Attraction Name to go straight to the museum’s website, or click on the City / State to find other AWESOME family-friendly activities in that area!


Step 2: Make sure you get the official scoop by reading through the Official ASTC Travel Passport Program details here!


Step 3: Support YOUR local, participating ASTC-affiliated Science Center by purchasing a Membership Package!


Step 4: Get your Official ASTC-affiliated Reciprocal Membership Card and prepare to bring it, along with your photo ID, when you travel!


Step 5: Don’t forget to call ahead to ensure the Science Center you’d like to visit is still currently and actively offering their free admission to members of this program. Rules and participation can and will change throughout the year!


Step 6: ENJOY!


Frequently Asked Questions

Before you travel…

  • Make sure the science center or museum you are visiting is not excluded. Local exclusions apply (see below).
  • Review that science center or museum’s family admittance policy. Download the list of participating venues below and 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. Science centers and museums requesting proof of residence are marked by (✓IDs).
  • Pack your membership card. Participating venues are not required to grant benefits to visitors who forget their cards. There is no universal database with all Passport Program visitors’ member data and expiration dates for admission staff to reference. Some venues will allow you to call the science center or museum you joined to confirm your membership, but they are under no obligation to do so. Lost your card? Please contact the science center or museum which you joined. ASTC does not issue or administer membership cards.

Exclusions

  1. Science centers & museums located within 90 miles* of the science center or museum where you are a member.
  2. Science centers & museums located within 90 miles* of your residence.

*This distance is measured “as the crow flies”, meaning that it is based on the linear radius, not driving distance.


Check out our list below for informational purposes! Click on the Attraction Name for more details about the Museum or Institution, or click on the City / State to find other AWESOME family-friendly activities in that area!

Each organization listed has their own fine print and limitations, including details on how many people per household are eligible for free admission, or whether or not special exhibits will incur additional admission charges.

Open up the Official ASTC Travel Passport Program List, to view these limitations!

We’d even recommend printing out the official list and keeping it in a binder or folder during your travels to have all of the limitations handy.

At the very least, bookmark the list so you will have it if you need it.

And, as always, CALL AHEAD, just to make sure everything is still current!


ASTC QUIKLIST

CITY / STATEATTRACTION NAME
ALABAMA
Anniston, ALAnniston Museum and Gardens
Birmingham, AL McWane Science Center
Birmingham, AL Southern Museum of Flight
Gadsden, AL Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
Huntsville, AL U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Mobile, AL Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
ALASKA
Anchorage, AK Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
ARIZONA
Flagstaff, AZ Lowell Observatory
Phoenix, AZArizona Science Center
Tucson, AZFlandrau Science Center & Planetarium / UA Mineral Museum
Tucson, AZInternational Wildlife Museum
Tucson, AZKitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center
ARKANSAS
Bentonville, AR Scott Family Amazeum
Hot Springs, ARMid-America Science Museum
Little Rock, ARMuseum of Discovery
CALIFORNIA
Arcata, CA Humboldt State University Natural History Museum
Auburn, CA Placer Nature Center
Bakersfield, CA Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science
Bakersfield, CA Kern County Museum
Berkeley, CA The Lawrence Hall of Science
Chico, CA Gateway Science Museum
Davis, CA Explorit Science Center
Downey, CA Columbia Memorial Space Center
Hemet, CA Western Science Center
La Habra, CA Children’s Museum at La Habra
Lodi, CA World of Wonders Science Museum
Los Angeles, CA California Science Center
Los Angeles, CA Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County / La Brea Tar Pits Museum
Mt. Hamilton, CA Lick Observatory
Oakland, CA Chabot Space & Science Center
Pasadena, CA Kidspace Children’s Museum
Redding, CA Turtle Bay Exploration Park
Ridgecrest, CA Maturango Museum of the Indian Wells Valley
Sacramento, CA Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Museum Campus
Sacramento, CA Sacramento Children’s Museum
San Diego, CAFleet Science Center
San Diego, CASan Diego Natural History Museum
San Francisco, CA Children’s Creativity Museum
San Francisco, CAExploratorium
San Jose, CA The Tech Interactive
San Mateo, CA CuriOdyssey
Santa Ana, CA Discovery Cube
Santa Barbara, CA MOXI – The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Sausalito, CA Bay Area Discovery Museum
Walnut Creek, CA Lindsay Wildlife Experience
COLORADO
Boulder, CO Fiske Planetarium and Science Center
Colorado Springs, CO Space Foundation Discovery Center
Denver, CODenver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver, COWings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Durango, CO Powerhouse Science Center
Fort Collins, CO Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
CONNECTICUT
Bridgeport, CT Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Greenwich, CT Bruce Museum
Manchester, CT Lutz Children’s Museum
New Britain, CTNew Britain Youth Museum / Hungerford Nature Center
New Haven, CT Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Norwalk, CT Stepping Stones Museum for Children
West Hartford, CT The Children’s Museum
DELAWARE
Newark, DE Iron Hill Science Center (Delaware Academy of Science)
Wilmington, DE Delaware Museum of Natural History
Wilmington, DE Hagley Museum and Library
FLORIDA
Bradenton, FL The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Daytona Beach, FL Museum of Arts and Sciences
DeLand, FL The Gillespie Museum
Fort Lauderdale, FL Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Myers, FL IMAG History & Science Center
Fort Walton Beach, FL Emerald Coast Science Center
Gainesville, FL Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
Gainesville, FL Florida Museum of Natural History
Jacksonville, FL MOSH – Museum of Science & History of Jacksonville
Juno Beach, FL Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Lakeland, FL Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum
Miami, FLPhillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Ocala, FL Discovery Center
Orlando, FL Orlando Science Center
Panama City, FL Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida
Pensacola, FL Pensacola MESS Hall
Punta Gorda, FL Charlotte County Historical Center
St. Petersburg, FLGreat Explorations Children’s Museum
Tallahassee, FL Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
Tampa, FLGlazer Children’s Museum
Tampa, FL MOSI – Museum of Science & Industry
West Palm Beach, FLSouth Florida Science Center and Aquarium
GEORGIA
Atlanta, GA Fernbank Science Center
Cartersville, GA Tellus Science Museum
Columbus, GA Coca-Cola Space Science Center
IDAHO
Boise, IDDiscovery Center of Idaho
Pocatello, IDIdaho Museum of Natural History
ILLINOIS
Aurora, ILSciTech Hands-On Museum
Carbondale, ILThe Science Center
Champaign, ILOrpheum Children’s Science Museum
Chicago, ILThe Adler Planetarium
Chicago, ILThe Field Museum
Chicago, ILInternational Museum of Surgical Science
Chicago, ILMuseum of Science and Industry
Chicago, ILPeggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Decatur, ILChildren’s Museum of Illinois
Normal, IL Children’s Discovery Museum
Peoria, ILPeoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum
Peoria, ILPeoria Riverfront Museum
River Grove, ILCernan Earth and Space Center at Triton College
Rockford, ILBurpee Museum of Natural History
Rockford, ILDiscovery Center Museum
Springfield, ILKidzeum of Health and Science
INDIANA
Bloomington, INWonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology
Crawfordsville, INCarnegie Museum of Montgomery County
Evansville, INEvansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science
Fort Wayne, IN Science Central
Indianapolis, INThe DaVinci Pursuit
Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
Lafayette, INImagination Station
Muncie, IN Minnetrista
Muncie, IN Muncie Children’s Museum
Terre Haute, IN Terre Haute Children’s Museum
IOWA
Bettendorf, IA Family Museum
Cedar Falls, IA University of Northern Iowa Museum
Davenport, IA Putnam Museum and Science Center
Des Moines, IA Science Center of Iowa and Blank IMAX Dome Theater
Waterloo, IA Grout Museum District: Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
KANSAS
Hays, KS Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Hutchinson, KSCosmosphere
Lawrence, KS University of Kansas Natural History Museum
Manhattan, KSFlint Hills Discovery Center
Wichita, KS Exploration Place – The Sedgwick County Science and Discovery Center
KENTUCKY
Ashland, KY Highlands Museum & Discovery Center
Lexington, KY The Living Arts & Science Center
Louisville, KY Kentucky Science Center
Owensboro, KYOwensboro Museum of Science and History
Paducah, KY River Discovery Center
Paris, KY Hopewell Museum
Prestonsburg, KY East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium
LOUISIANA
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana Art and Science Museum
Lafayette, LALafayette Science Museum
New Orleans, LA Louisiana Children’s Museum
Shreveport, LA Sci-Port Discovery Center
MAINE
Augusta, ME Children’s Discovery Museum
Bangor, ME Maine Discovery Museum
MARYLAND
Baltimore, MD Maryland Science Center
College Park, MDCollege Park Aviation Museum
Hagerstown, MDDiscovery Station at Hagerstown
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston, MA Boston Children’s Museum
Boston, MA Museum of Science
Cambridge, MA Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Pittsfield, MABerkshire Museum
Springfield, MA Springfield Museums
Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Worcester, MA EcoTarium
MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Battle Creek, MI Kingman Museum
Belleville, MI Yankee Air Museum
Bloomfield Hills, MI Cranbrook Institute of Science
Burton, MI Sloan*Longway
Detroit, MI Michigan Science Center
Flint, MIFlint Children’s Museum
Grand Rapids, MIGrand Rapids Public Museum
Lansing, MIImpression 5 Science Center
Midland, MI Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art
Muskegon, MI USS Silversides Submarine Museum
Portage, MI Air Zoo
MINNESOTA
Bemidji, MN Headwaters Science Center
Bloomington, MN The Works Museum
Duluth, MN Duluth Children’s Museum
Duluth, MN Lake Superior Zoo
Minneapolis, MN The Bakken Museum
Moorhead, MN Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
St. Paul, MN Bell Museum
St. Paul, MN Science Museum of Minnesota
MISSISSIPPI
Jackson, MS Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
MISSOURI
Kansas City, MO Science City at Union Station
Malden, MO Bootheel Youth Museum
Springfield, MO Discovery Center of Springfield
St. Louis, MO Saint Louis Science Center
MONTANA
Bozeman, MTAmerican Computer & Robotics Museum
Bozeman, MTMontana Science Center
Bozeman, MTMuseum of the Rockies
Helena, MT ExplorationWorks
Missoula, MT Montana Natural History Center
Missoula, MTspectrUM Discovery Area
NEBRASKA
Aurora, NE Edgerton Explorit Center
Hastings, NE Hastings Museum
Lincoln, NE University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History
Omaha, NEOmaha Children’s Museum
NEVADA
Las Vegas, NVLas Vegas Natural History Museum
Reno, NVFleischmann Planetarium and Science Center
Reno, NVTerry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Concord, NHMcAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Dover, NH The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Manchester, NHSEE Science Center
North Conway, NHMount Washington Observatory
NEW JERSEY
Jersey City, NJLiberty Science Center
Trenton, NJNew Jersey State Museum
NEW MEXICO
Alamogordo, NMThe New Mexico Museum of Space History
Albuquerque, NMExplora
Albuquerque, NMNational Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Albuquerque, NMNew Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Farmington, NMFarmington Museum
Las Cruces, NMLas Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
Los Alamos, NMBradbury Science Museum / Los Alamos National Laboratory
NEW YORK
Binghamton, NY Roberson Museum and Science Center
Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn, NY New York Transit Museum
Buffalo, NY Buffalo Museum of Science
Corning, NY The Corning Museum of Glass
Garden City, NYCradle of Aviation
Garden City, NYLong Island Children’s Museum
Horseheads, NY Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
Ithaca, NY Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution
Ithaca, NY Sciencenter
New York, NYIntrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
New York, NYMoMath – National Museum of Mathematics
Oneonta, NY A.J. Read Science Discovery Center
Port Jefferson, NYLong Island Explorium
Poughkeepsie, NYMid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Queens, NY New York Hall of Science
Rochester, NY Rochester Museum & Science Center
Schenectady, NY miSci – Museum of Innovation and Science
Staten Island, NY Staten Island Children’s Museum
Syracuse, NYMOST – Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology
Troy, NYChildren’s Museum of Science and Technology
Vestal, NYKopernik Observatory & Science Center
Watertown, NYSci-Tech Center of Northern New York
NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville, NCAsheville Museum of Science
Asheville, NCWestern North Carolina Nature Center
Chapel Hill, NCMorehead Planetarium and Science Center
Charlotte, NCDiscovery Place
Durham, NC Museum of Life and Science
Elizabeth City, NCPort Discover: Northeastern North Carolina’s Center for Hands-On Science
Gastonia, NCSchiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Greensboro, NCGreensboro Science Center
Hickory, NCCatawba Science Center
Raleigh, NCMarbles Kids Museum
Raleigh, NC North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Rocky Mount, NCImperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences (Children’s Museum & Science Center)
Spencer, NC North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation
Wilmington, NCCape Fear Museum of History & Science
Wilson, NC Imagination Station Science and History Museum
Winston-Salem, NC Kaleideum North
NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck, ND Gateway to Science
OHIO
Canton, OHMcKinley Presidential Library & Museum
Cincinnati, OHCincinnati Museum Center
Cleveland, OHCleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OHGreat Lakes Science Center
Columbus, OHCOSI
Dayton, OHBoonshoft Museum of Discovery
Mount Vernon, OHSPI: Where Science and Play Intersect
Newark, OHThe Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology
Toledo, OHImagination Station
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City, OKScience Museum Oklahoma
Tulsa, OKTulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab
OREGON
Ashland, OR ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
Eugene, OREugene Science Center
Eugene, ORUniversity of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
McMinnville, OREvergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Portland, OROregon Museum of Science and Industry
Salem, ORGilbert House Children’s Museum
Sunriver, ORSunriver Naure Center
PENNSYLVANIA
Allentown, PADa Vinci Science Center
Columbia, PANational Watch & Clock Museum
Harrisburg, PAThe State Museum of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PAWhitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Lancaster, PALancaster Science Factory
Lancaster, PANorth Museum of Nature and Science
Philadelphia, PAThe Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Philadelphia, PAThe Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PAIndependence Seaport Museum
Pittsburgh, PACarnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh, PAChildren’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Reading, PAReading Public Museum
State College, PADiscovery Space of Central Pennsylvania
RHODE ISLAND
Providence, RIHaffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University
Providence, RIProvidence Children’s Museum
SOUTH CAROLINA
Greenville, SCRoper Mountain Science Center
SOUTH DAKOTA
Pierre, SDSouth Dakota Discovery Center
Sioux Falls, SDWashington Pavilion of Arts and Science
TENNESSEE
Gray, TNHands On! Discovery Center
Knoxville, TNThe Muse Knoxville
Memphis, TNPink Palace Family of Museums
Murfreesboro, TNDiscovery Center at Murfree Spring
Nashville, TNAdventure Science Center
Oak Ridge, TNAmerican Museum of Science & Energy
Tullahoma, TNHands-On Science Center
TEXAS
Amarillo, TXDon Harrington Discovery Center
Austin, TXThinkery
Corpus Christi, TXCorpus Christi Museum of Science & History
Dallas, TXPerot Museum of Nature and Science
Fort Davis, TXMcDonald Observatory / Frank N. Bash Visitors Center
Fort Worth, TXFort Worth Museum of Science and History
Houston, TXChildren’s Museum of Houston
Houston, TXThe Health Museum
Houston, TXSpace Center Houston
Killeen, TXMayborn Science Theater
Lubbock, TXScience Spectrum
McAllen, TXInternational Museum of Arts and Science
McKinney, TXHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
San Antonio, TXThe DoSeum
San Antonio, TXWitte Museum
Tyler, TXThe Discovery Science Place
Waco, TXBaylor University – Mayborn Museum Complex
UTAH
Lehi, UTHutchings Museum
Lehi, UTMuseum of Natural Curiosity at Thanksgiving Point
Salt Lake City, UTClark Planetarium
Salt Lake City, UTThe Leonardo
Salt Lake City, UTNatural History Museum of Utah
VERMONT
Burlington, VTECHO – Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
St. Johnsbury, VTFairbanks Museum and Planetarium
VIRGINIA
Charlottesville, VAVirginia Discovery Museum
Fairfax, VAChildren’s Science Center
Hampton, VAVirginia Air and Space Center
Martinsville, VAVirginia Museum of Natural History
Newport News, VA Virginia Living Museum
Norfolk, VANauticus
Portsmouth, VAChildren’s Museum of Virginia
Richmond, VAScience Museum of Virginia
Roanoke, VAScience Museum of Western Virginia
Winchester, VAShenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
WASHINGTON
Bellevue, WAKidsQuest Children’s Museum
Everett, WAImagine Children’s Museum
Pullman, WAPalouse Discovery Science Center
Richland, WAThe REACH
Seattle, WAThe Museum of Flight
Seattle, WAPacific Science Center
Spokane, WA Mobius Science Center
Wenatchee, WA Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center
WEST VIRGINIA
Charleston, WVClay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia
Huntington, WVHuntington Museum of Art
WISCONSIN
Appleton, WI The Building for Kids
Eau Claire, WIChildren’s Museum of Eau Claire
Green Bay, WINational Railroad Museum
Green Bay, WINeville Public Museum
La Crosse, WIChildren’s Museum of La Crosse
Madison, WI Madison Children’s Museum
Menasha, WI Barlow Planetarium @ UW-Fox Valley
Milwaukee, WIBetty Brinn Children’s Museum
Milwaukee, WI Discovery World
Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Public Museum
Oshkosh, WI EAA Aviation Museum
WYOMING
Casper, WY The Science Zone
Lander, WY Lander Children’s Museum
PUERTO RICO
Caguas, PRCentro Criollo Ciencias y Tecnologia del Caribe (C3TEC)
CANADA
ALBERTA
Calgary, Alberta TELUS Spark
Edmonton, AlbertaTELUS World of Science – Edmonton
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Prince George, British Columbia The Exploration Place
Rossland, Bristish ColumbiaRossland Museum & Discovery Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia Science World British Columbia
Vernon, British Columbia Okanagan Science Centre
NEW BRUNSWICK
Fredericton, New Brunswick Science East
NEWFOUNDLAND
AND LABRADOR
St. John’s, Newfoundland
and Labrador
Johnson GEO CENTRE
NOVA SCOTIA
Halifax, Nova ScotiaDiscovery Centre
ONTARIO
Markham, OntarioMarkham Museum
Ottawa, OntarioIngenium – Canada Science and Technology Museum
Sudbury North, OntarioScience North
Toronto, OntarioOntario Science Centre
QUEBEC
Montreal, QuebecMontreal Science Centre
SASKATCHEWAN
Regina,
Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Science Centre
AUSTRALIA
Canberra, ACT,
Australia
QUESTACON – Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre
West Perth, WA, Australia Scitech Discovery Centre

BERMUDA

Pembroke HM19, Bermuda Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
COLOMBIA
Ciudad Salitre,
Bogota, DC, Colombia
Maloka Centro Interactivo de Ciencia y Technologia
CZECH REPUBLIC
Plzen, Czech RepublicTechmania Science Center
EGYPT
Chatby, Alexandria, Egypt Planetarium Science Center
ENGLAND
Newcastle upon Tyne, England International Centre for Life
ISRAEL
Beer Sheva, IsraelCarasso Science Park
Haifa, IsraelMadaTech, The Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space
Jerusalem, IsraelBloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem
Rehovot, IsraelThe Davidson Institute of Science Education
SOUTH KOREA
Gyeonggi-do,
Gwacheon,
South Korea
Gwacheon National Science Museum
MALAYSIA
Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
National Science Centre Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Petrosains, The Discovery Centre
MEXICO
Mexico City, Mexico MIDE Museo Interactivo de Economia
PANAMA
Panama City, PanamaEXPLORA, Centro de Ciencias y Arte
PHILIPPINES
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines The Mind Museum
Marikina City, Manila, Philippines Philippine Science Centrum
SINGAPORE
Singapore Science Centre Singapore

SPGFAN FINE PRINT:

We do everything we can to ensure all information provided is current and up-to-date, but details, rules, policies, conditions, schedules, prices, and participation can and do change regularly, and you should ALWAYS contact or consult with each individual attraction to ensure the latest accuracy of details pertinent to your family’s travel needs.

We always do our best, but we cannot be responsible for changes or updates issued by the locations themselves. 

Thanks for understanding!

Travel safely!

And have fun!

THANKS!

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