Become a Member

Due to COVID-19, some of the benefits listed may be temporarily unavailable.

Our members are the heart and soul of miSci. We only succeed in our mission to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past, present, and future with the support of people like you. Plus, a miSci membership can pay for itself in just two visits! 

Not only will you and your family enjoy all that miSci has to offer, but your membership dues also help make it possible for us to provide exciting STEAM exhibitions and programming to families throughout the Capital Region.

Museum members – individuals and corporations – enjoy a wide range of benefits, including free admission to over 300 science centers and museums nationwide. See below for details.

Please note: all memberships are non-refundable.

Annual Membership Benefits

  • Free gallery admission.
  • Free passes to the Suits-Bueche Planetarium.
  • Reduced members-only pricing on special events.
  • Discounts for the gift shop, birthday parties, summer classes, and other programs.
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and members-only events.
  • Free or reduced admission to more than 350 museums and science centers worldwide through the ASTC Passport Program and the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program.

Membership Levels

Family: $100
    • Two adults and four children (under the age of 18).
    • All family members will be listed on membership cards.  
    • Plus 1 add-on:  $40.
Grandparent: $85
    • Two grandparents and four grandchildren (under the age of 18).
    • All family members will be listed on membership cards.  
    • Plus 1 add-on: $40.
Adult Couple: $70
    • Admission for two named cardholders.
    • Members will be listed on a membership card.
Adult: $55
    • Admission for one named cardholder.
    • Member will be listed on a membership card.
Senior Couple: $65
    • Admission for two named cardholders over the age of 65.
    • Members will be listed on a membership card.
Senior: $50
    • Admission for one named cardholder over the age of 65.
    • Member will be listed on a membership card.
Educator Discount: 10%

In order to receive this discount, you must purchase your membership in person at miSci and provide school ID or proof of teacher certification. Homeschool teachers must provide a copy of their child’s IHIP.

Corporate Support

Promote learning and elevate your corporate image as a Corporate Partner.

miSci Corporate Engagement offers valuable marketing opportunities, positive exposure for your business, and unique hospitality benefits for your clients, employees, and their families. 

All Corporate Sponsors Receive:

  • Invitations to special events.
  • Acknowledgement in miSci’s annual honor roll of donors.
  • Advance notice of upcoming events and miSci news.
  • Group volunteer opportunities.
  • 10% discount for a miSci membership.
  • 10% discount on facility rentals.
Underwriter: $100,000+
    • Recognition as the major Underwriter of a miSci exhibition.
    • Private tour of the exhibition with the President of miSci.
    • All the benefits associated with a $5,000 sponsorship of miSci’s annual Big Bang at miSci gala, including eight tickets to the event.
    • 500 general admission passes or 50 family memberships.
    • 40 After Dark passes (miSci’s 21 and over events).
    • 40 lecture passes.
    • 25% off one Challenger Learning Center corporate mission.
Presenting Partner: $50,000 - $99,999
    • Recognition as a Presenting Partner of a miSci exhibition.
    • All benefits associated with a $2,500 sponsorship of miSci’s annual Big Bang at miSci gala, including six tickets to the event.
    • 400 general admission passes or 40 family memberships.
    • 30 After Dark passes (miSci’s 21 and over events).
    • 30 lecture passes.
    • 25% off one Challenger Learning Center corporate mission.
Platinum Partner: $25,000 - $49,999
    • Recognition as a Platinum Partner of a miSci exhibition.
    • All the benefits associated with a $1,500 sponsorship of miSci’s annual Big Bang at miSci gala, including four tickets to the event.
    • 350 general admission passes or 40 family memberships.
    • 20 After Dark passes (miSci’s 21 and over events).
    • 20 lecture passes.
    • 25% off one Challenger Learning Center corporate mission.
Gold Partner: $10,000 - $24,999
    • Recognition as a Gold Partner of a miSci exhibition.
    • 300 general admission passes or 30 family memberships.
    • 12 After Dark passes (miSci’s 21 and over events).
    • 12 lecture passes.
    • Two Big Bang at miSci gala tickets.
    • 25% off one Challenger Learning Center corporate mission.
Silver Partner: $5,000 - $9,999
    • Recognition as a Silver Partner of a miSci exhibition.
    • 200 general admission passes or 20 Family Memberships.
    • 10 After Dark passes (miSci’s 21 and over events).
    • 10 lecture passes.
    • 10% off one Challenger Learning Center corporate mission.
Bronze Partner: $2,500 - $4,999
    • Recognition as a Bronze Partner of a miSci exhibition.
    • 100 general admission passes or 10 family memberships.
    • Eight After Dark passes (miSci’s 21 and over events).
    • Eight lecture passes.
Supporting Partner: $1,500 - $2,499
    • Recognition as a Supporting Partner of a miSci exhibition.
    • 50 general admission passes or five family memberships.
    • Six After Dark passes (miSci’s 21 and over events).
    • Four lecture passes.
Partner: $1,000 - $1,499
    • Recognition as a Partner of a miSci exhibition.
    • 25 general admission passes or three Family Memberships.
    • Four After Dark passes (miSci’s 21 and over events).
    • Two lecture passes.

Support STEAM Literacy

Show your company’s commitment to building a scientifically-literate community and seeding the future workforce of scientists and engineers within Tech Valley and beyond.

Inspire Employees

Share benefits with employees and clients through miSci corporate membership by providing exclusive museum access or corporate team-building experiences.

Foster Community Engagement

Strengthen miSci’s popularity as a place for Tech Valley’s STEM professionals to share their career passions with their families, and a destination for all ages and abilities to enjoy scientific discovery.

Reach the Under-Resourced

Enable low-income children to experience miSci exhibits and programs by providing financial assistance for school trips, transportation, class scholarships, or miSci’s Jane Golub STEAM Fund.

Showcase Your Company Values

Elevate interactive STEAM learning and your corporate image by sponsoring miSci exhibitions, programs, and events that align with your company mission, values, and business objectives.