The Children’s Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut offers hands-on fun with science and nature for children and families. Members and visitors enjoy exhibits and demonstrations, education classes and activities, a live animal wildlife sanctuary, state-of-the-art digital science dome movies and planetarium shows, vacation camps, sleepovers, birthday parties, scout activities, and special events. Nearby Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton offers environmental exhibits, nature programs, and classes, concerts, and acres of outdoor hiking, bird watching, gardens, and winter cross-country skiing.
Each membership level gives TWO (2) named adults and THREE (3) additional family members* unlimited admission** to The Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center for one year.
Each level below may be purchased by grandparents. In this event, the grandparents will become the named adults and may attend with the grandchildren listed on that level. All listed children must be under age eighteen.
A full year of free, unlimited admission to The Children’s Museum in West Hartford & Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. NO reciprocity.
All the benefits of Dual Membership PLUS participation in both the ASTC and ACM reciprocal programs.
Animal Sponsor Membership
Animal Sponsor Members receive all member benefits, have participation in both reciprocal programs, and are recognized as a $100 animal sponsor for one year.
Additional Member/Caregiver Add On
Additional children, family members, and/or Caregivers*** may be added to your membership for $25 per person.
Additional Caregivers will receive their own cards, receive all the benefits on the membership, and can visit both locations without the primary named adults.
*Family members can be Children, Caregivers, Au Pairs, Ex-Spouses, Partners, or Grandparents.
**2 named adults and 3 additional family members PER VISIT. An add-on must be purchased to receive free admission for more than what is covered under the membership.
***An add-on must be purchased if the adult will be attending the museum without the primary named adults.
Our Children’s Museum Group members enjoy a full year of affordable and fun educational opportunities at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. Experience unique and ever-changing exhibits that will excite the whole family.
Don’t let the fun stop there– take advantage of your preferred pricing to sign up for camps, special events, and other programs.
- A full year of free, unlimited admission to The Children’s Museum in West Hartford & Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton
- Two, one-time use, complimentary guest passes for use at either of our locations
- $10 off $20 coupon for TCM/RBNC gift shops
- $5 off TCM & $2 off RBNC guest admissions
- 10% discount in our gift shops
- Reduced cost on programming (camps, birthday parties, nature walks, special events)
- Invites to ‘Members Only’ hours and events
- E-blast subscription with the latest goings-on
Reciprocal and Animal Sponsor Memberships come with these additional benefits-
The ASTC Travel Passport Program is a reciprocal admission program that offers a travel benefit to Reciprocal and Animal Sponsor Members. Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Reciprocal Network is essential when you travel or are on vacation. Under this reciprocity, you will receive FREE general admission at participating museums and science centers. Travel distance exclusions apply. To find out more about ASTC and their Reciprocal Network visit their website.
Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network is ideal for visiting other local Connecticut Museums, and also works well for travel and vacation. Under this reciprocity, you will receive 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people each time you visit. There are no location restrictions. The adult named on the card must be present for the discount. ACM reciprocity is included in Reciprocal and Animal Sponsor Membership. To find out more about ACM museums and their Reciprocal Network visit their website.
Reciprocity Cheat Sheet This cheat sheet is a list of the closest ASTC and ACM participating museums, science centers, and aquariums that we think you will enjoy.
Visit our Animal Sponsorship page to learn what benefits an Animal Sponsor Member will receive ($100 animal sponsorship level).
How to Join:
1. Join Online
2. Call us at 860.231.2824 x205
3. Download a Membership Application and mail it to:
The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119
4. Or visit the museum and join the day of your visit!
A portion of your membership may be tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor or email our membership coordinator, Stephanie Honnell at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Adults on memberships MUST be named. Front Desk staff reserves the right to check IDs. Thank you.
Memberships are per household (the exception being a Grandparent as the named adult or divorced parents, in which case it is understood that not all of the adults and children may live in one home). Memberships cannot be shared or split between two households unless otherwise approved by TCM.
*All membership levels, pricing, and benefits are subject to change without notice.
As a 501C(3) not-for-profit corporation, The Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center appreciate the support of its members and donors.