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The last day to purchase a membership and ensure membership cards arrive by Christmas is December 12.


With every membership, receive the standard benefits, below:

  • 1 year FREE unlimited admission to Great Lakes Science Center, NASA Glenn Visitor Center and Steamship William G. Mather.
  • FREE admission to special exhibits
  • FREE admission to 360+ science centers worldwide
  • Discounted member parking rate
  • 10 percent discount at the Science Store & Cafe
  • Discounts on camps, classes and workshops
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Monthly e-newsletter & members-only communications
  • Support educational programming at Great Lakes Science Center

Great Lakes Science Center has many different membership levels to choose from! Click here to compare all levels.

If your employer matches charitable donations, you can receive a FREE membership upgrade and more member benefits! Visit www.doublethedonation.com or contact the membership department at 216-696-4576 for further details on how to find out if your employer will match the tax deductible portion of your membership gift.

Individual, $75

Membership for 1 adult. Receive all standard membership benefits including:

  • Discounted member parking rates
  • 10% discount at the Science Store and Cafe and more!
  • Tax deductibility: $75
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Individual MAX, $99

Membership for 1 adult. Receive all standard membership benefits, PLUS

  • 1 complimentary parking pass
  • 1 FREE guest per visit
  • Unlimited complimentary DOME Theater tickets
  • Tax deductibility: $70.85
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Family, $139

Membership for 2 adults in the same household and the dependent children or grandchildren 17 and under (max 6). Receive all standard membership benefits, PLUS

  • Tax deductibility: $65
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Family PLUS, $169

Membership for 2 adults in the same household and the dependent children or grandchildren 17 and under (max 6). Receive all standard membership benefits, PLUS

  • 2 complimentary parking passes
  • 2 FREE guests per visit
  • Tax deductibility: $88
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Family MAX $199

Membership for 2 adults in the same household and the dependent children or grandchildren 17 and under (max 6). Receive all standard membership benefits, PLUS

  • Unlimited complimentary parking passes
  • Unlimited complimentary DOME Theater tickets
  • 2 FREE guests per visit
  • Tax deductibility: $89.80
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Sustaining Family MAX, $500

Membership for 2 adults in the same household and the dependent children or grandchildren 17 and under (max 6). Receive all standard membership benefits, PLUS

  • Unlimited complimentary parking passes
  • Unlimited complimentary DOME Theater tickets
  • 2 FREE guests per visit
  • 4 "Member for a Day" passes
  • Tax deductibility: $285
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Patron Family MAX, $750

Membership for 2 adults in the same household and the dependent children or grandchildren 17 and under (max 6). Receive all standard membership benefits, PLUS

  • Unlimited complimentary parking passes
  • Unlimited complimentary DOME Theater tickets
  • 2 FREE guests per visit
  • 6 "Member for a Day" passes
  • Tax deductibility: $649.55
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President's Circle, $1,500

Membership for 2 adults in the same household and the dependent children or grandchildren 17 and under (max 6). Receive all standard membership benefits, PLUS

  • Unlimited complimentary parking passes
  • Unlimited complimentary DOME Theater tickets per year
  • 2 FREE guests per visit
  • 8 "Member for a Day" passes
  • Tax deductibility: $1,397.80
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Are memberships tax deductible?

Yes, in most cases, a portion of memberships are tax deductible based on the membership level. The tax deductibility of each membership level is: Individual: $75, Individual MAX: $70.85, Family: $65.00, Family Plus: $88.00, Family MAX: $89.80, Sustaining MAX: $285.00, Patron MAX: $649.55, and President's Circle: $1,397.80. Donation receipts are included when applicable with your membership cards. To find out the amount of tax-deductibility for your membership or to receive a copy of a donation receipt, call 216.696.4576, or email membership@glsc.org.


Certified Ohio Educator, Active Military Personnel or Senior Citizen? 
Receive 10 percent off your membership! Call the membership department today at 216-696-4576 to find out about our discounted membership opportunities! More details here.


Ohio Certified Educators and Homeschooling Families Discounts
Receive 10 percent off any family level membership! More details here


Does your organization match gifts? 
Most matching gift companies will match the tax deductible portion of your membership.  As a “thank you” for your employer’s contribution we will upgrade your membership to the next level!  Contact the membership department for further details or enter your company below to find out if your employer will match your donation!

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Museum Reciprocity 

Your Great Lakes Science Center membership allows you to take advantage of the ASTC Passport Program through the Association of Science and Technology Centers, an exclusive benefit to you as a member. More information, including a complete list of more than 300 cultural institutions participating in the ASTC  Passport Program, can be found herePlease note: Great Lakes Science Center does not reciprocate with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.


Membership Policies

A photo ID is required with your membership card for admission. 
Membership benefits are non-transferrable and apply only to those named on the membership card.
Youth under 16 MUST be accompanied by a named adult on the membership. Named youth between the ages of 16-17 may use the membership without a named adult present and bring the children under 16 listed on the membership but they are not entitled to guest benefits (if applicable).

Please click HERE for a complete list of membership policies.