Museum Memberships

Museum Memberships pay for themselves in as little as two visits!

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Become a Member!

Museum members enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Unlimited free admission during open hours
  • $2 off regular admission for guests
  • 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases
  • 20% discount on Birthday Parties
  • Museum eNewsletter subscription
  • Access to Member-only events & promotions



Unlimited admission to the Museum during regular hours for one year for two named adults and their dependent children (under the age of 18) living in a single household.


Unlimited admission to the Museum during regular hours for one year for two named adults living in a single household and their grandchildren (under the age of 18).


In addition to Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota Membership benefits, Passport members receive 50% off admission for up to 6 people when visiting other participating ACM (Association of Children's Museums) institutions.

Baby Play

Baby Play Memberships are a great way to experience the awe-inspiring environment of the Children’s Museum! This Membership includes free admission for two parents and their baby. Around the baby’s first birthday, this Membership will lapse and you may transition to another Membership level.

Add-on Options

Named Caregiver $25/yr

Do you have a nanny, babysitter or other adult that may bring your child to the Children's Museum? Add them as a Named Caregiver to your Family, Grandparent or Passport Membership to use your benefits.

Additional Guest $35/yr

Want to bring your child's friend along to the Museum, or is a family friend visiting for a weekend?
Bring an additional Adult or Child who is not included on your Membership any time you visit with this Add-On. (An Adult Member must be present)


By purchasing a membership online, you agree to the following disclaimer:

I hereby release, waive, and discharge any and all claims or demands against – and covenant not to sue – the Museum, its directors, officers, and employees (“releases”) for injury or death, damage to property whether caused by negligence of releases or otherwise, that arises or results from the use of facilities, services, or programs of the Museum. Memberships are non-transferable. 

Your entrance into the Museum indicates your consent for us to use photographs of you and your children for education and promotional purposes. It is your responsibility to inform staff upon each visit if  you do not wish to be photographed. 

eMembership Card smartphone app

Looking for your Membership card?

eMembership Cards for your Membership can be found on the “eMembership Card” App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Simply download the app, search for the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, and select “Find My Membership Card.” When visiting, select “Show My Membership Card”. Physical card can be requested at our Front Desk.

Give the Gift of Membership to a Family in Need

Help us make the Museum accessible to all children and families. Purchase a membership for a family that cannot afford one. Open up a world of possibilities to all children in our community!

By joining a Membership to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, you agree to the following conditions:
  • Membership benefits are nontransferable, nonrefundable, and do not include birthday party or school group visit.
  • All Memberships begin the date they are purchased and expire one year from that date, unless renewed or extended.
  • Membership benefits are subject to change without prior notification. Benefits become valid as of the Membership purchase date and persist for the duration of one year.
  • By entering the Museum, you indicate consent to be photographed. If you would not like to be included in any photos, please alert Museum photographers if on site.
  • By joining a Membership, you acknowledge and agree to waive, release and forever discharge the Museum and its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, and all others from any and all responsibility or liability for injuries or damages resulting from the use of such Membership or participation in Museum activities. Such waiver and release applies to all who gain access to the Museum through use of Membership.

Questions? Contact Crystal Olson – Development Manager at crystal.olson@cmsouthernmn.org (507) 344 9107

Questions, comments, or suggestions?

Gateway to Play

CMSM is committed to ensuring all children have access to hands-on learning and fun at the Museum. Gateway to Play memberships are available to families experiencing barriers to play.