Membership

Members are kind of a big deal

Bell Members get free museum admission, access to exclusive programs, and savings throughout the year. Member support also makes a huge difference in our efforts to ignite curiosity and wonder through science experiences for all ages.

Member registration opens February 5, 2018. Become a Member and rediscover the wonders of the natural world and universe!

To register for summer camps & membership: Registration opens at 10am on February 5. Register online or by phone at 612-624-2345.

Members that sign up before the Grand Opening of the new Bell Museum will receive benefits through July 31, 2019. After Grand Opening, all benefits are valid for 12 months.  Memberships are non-refundable.

All Members Receive

  • Unlimited admission to the galleries & special exhibits
  • 50% off planetarium tickets
  • Discount on museum admission for additional guests
  • Discounts on summer camps and birthday parties
  • Invitations to members-only events and activities
  • 15% off merchandise purchases in the Curiosity Shop
  • Early ticket access and discounts on special events
  • Discounts from our local museum partners

Starter Memberships

Membership pays for itself in 2-3 visits! Join, renew or gift the level that is right for you starting February 5, 2018.

Individual $55

  • All standard benefits for 1 named adult
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW - INDIVIDUAL

Dual & Individual - Plus $75

  • All standard benefits for 2 adults (1 must be named)
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW - DUAL

JOIN | RENEW - INDIVIDUAL PLUS

Household & Grandparent - Basic $95

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW - HOUSEHOLD BASIC

JOIN | RENEW - GRANDPARENT BASIC

Household & Grandparent - Plus $115

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under
  • PLUS 1 free guest each visit
  • Full amount is tax-deductible 

JOIN | RENEW - HOUSEHOLD PLUS

JOIN | RENEW - GRANDPARENT PLUS

Household & Grandparent - Passport $135

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under  
  • PLUS 1 free guest each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program* (*benefit available starting May 1, 2018)
  • Full amount is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW - HOUSEHOLD PASSPORT

JOIN | RENEW - GRANDPARENT PASSPORT

Supporting Memberships

Supporting Membership helps fill the Bell Museum and communities across Minnesota with exceptional science programming. Your philanthropic support helps provide access to engaging experiences for future scientists and science enthusiasts alike. As our key supporters, you enjoy exclusive benefits and behind the scenes access.

Adventurer - $250

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under  
  • PLUS 1 free guest each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program* (*benefit available starting May 1, 2018)
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • 2 one-time use guest admission passes
  • 2 one-time use planetarium tickets
  • $210 is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW - ADVENTURER

Innovator - $500

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under  
  • PLUS 1 free guest each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program* (*benefit available starting May 1, 2018)
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • 4 one-time use guest admission passes
  • 4 one-time use planetarium tickets
  • $420 is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW - INNOVATOR

Discovery Circle Patron - $1,000

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under  
  • PLUS 2 free guests each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program* (*benefit available starting May 1, 2018)
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • Special invitation to behind the scenes tour for up to 6
  • 6 one-time use guest admission passes ($72 fair market value)
  • 6 one-time use planetarium tickets ($48 fair market value)
  • 10% discount on one room rental a year
  • $880 is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW - DISCOVERY CIRCLE PATRON

Discovery Circle Champion - $2,500

  • Standard benefits for 2 named adults & all household dependents or grandchildren age 21 and under  
  • PLUS 2 free guests each visit
  • Free admission at 300+ science museums nationwide through the ASTC Passport Program* (*benefit available starting May 1, 2018)
  • Exclusive invitations to small group events
  • Special invitation to behind the scenes tour for up to 6
  • 8 one-time use guest admission passes ($96 fair market value)
  • 8 one-time use planetarium tickets ($64 fair market value)
  • 10% discount on one room rental a year
  • $2,340 is tax-deductible

JOIN | RENEW - DISCOVERY CIRCLE CHAMPION

Join Online

It's easy to join online! Click on the membership level that's right for you. You will then be prompted to sign in, or create a new account.

New Members: Make sure to create an account to access your member information and exclusive discounts in the future. 

Questions?

Please contact Laura Vitko, Membership & Development Manager, at krue0192@umn.edu or 612-624-0089.


Member support helps...

Provide 110,000 visitors with engaging science experiences

Return a public planetarium to Minnesota

Grow educational programs by 25%

Increase access to underserved communities

Support the preservation of over 1 million scientific specimens

Inspire the next generation of scientists, naturalists, and innovators

Ensure public access to research and informed conversations on science topics

Create a dynamic space for lifelong learning