Becoming a member of the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is an easy way to save money and support a valuable resource for all children and the entire community.

Memberships to the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota in Mankato

Fun starts here.

Membership to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota includes unlimited access to the Museum’s galleries during regular business hours, special discounts and programs, and invitations to exclusive members-only events for only $9 a month!

Membership Levels

The Museum offers a variety of membership packages to suit the needs of your family. Named caregivers can be added to Family and Grandparent memberships for an additional $20/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.)

  • Unlimited admission for one year during regular Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota hours
  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases
  • Subscription to Museum e-newsletter
  • Access to member events & promotions


Unlimited free 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 free 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).

ACM Reciprocal

In addition to free admission at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, reciprocal members receive 50% off general admission for up to 6 people at participating ACM museums.

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.

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!

Corporate Members send a strong message to employees – and the community – about their understanding of the importance of early education to a child’s lifelong success. Corporate Members are key partners in supporting the Museum’s mission and community outreach programs that provide access to the Museum’s early learning resources. The Museum is pleased to provide a variety of recognition and benefits to these business and philanthropic leaders. As a corporate member, your company can feel proud to support exciting, interactive exhibits and important education programs to the children in our region. These young scientists, artists and engineers engaged in learning at the Museum today will become 21st century innovators and leaders tomorrow.

Membership benefits are nontransferable, nonrefundable, and do not include birthday parties or visits with school groups. Membership benefits are subject to change.