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The Gateway Science Museum inspires the exploration of science and natural history, in our region and beyond! The museum provides stimulating science exhibits and engaging informal learning experiences for the general public and visitors of all ages! Their STEM programming and outreach activities serve a seven to nine county region in the North State. The museum also serves as an interdisciplinary training ground for university students and a showcase for faculty and undergraduate STEM research. 


Member Benefits

  • Unlimited free general admission* to the museum for one year
  • Gateway members receive 1/2 price admission at Turtle Bay! While the Association of Science & Technology Centers (ASTC) restricts reciprocal admission between neighboring museums to encourage being a member in one’s own community, Gateway Science Museum and Turtle Bay Exploration Park are offering discounted admission for reciprocal members.
  • Free or discounted general admission to over 300 ASTC participants worldwide as part of the Travel Passport Program(opens in new window)**
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • 10% discount on museum gift shop merchandise***

* Free admission is non-transferable and non-refundable and does not apply to field trips. All adult members must show valid photo ID along with membership card for admission to Gateway. All members 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult cardholder. Valid until expiration date shown on membership card.

** Learn more about the ASTC Travel Passport Program(opens in new window). Always call before visiting a partner center to confirm program reciprocity.

*** Some restrictions apply. Not applicable toward memberships or admission.

  • Membership for two adults and all children age 0-17 in the same household


Gateway Science Museum Family Membership

  • Once you submit an order with your charter school, they will reach out to us with your request. You will be receiving your electronic membership and educational materials in an email within 1-2 days after we receive that request. Please make sure to check your email spam folder if you don't see your order in your inbox by that time. If your membership is a physical card, it will be mailed to you and delivered within 5-10 business days. 

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