Become a member of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center today! The Discovery Center is part of the ASTC reciprocal membership program which allows free or discounted admission to over 300 other science museums, zoos, planetariums and botanical gardens worldwide with your membership card. The Discovery Center also offers an exciting Partner Exchange Program with other New England museums and attractions.

We also offer corporate memberships!

Mercury Space Capsule McAuliffe-Shepard

Membership Levels and Benefits

Gold membership: $300
- For member and seven guests
- Eight one-time passes to exhibits & shows
- Recognition as donor in annual report

Family & Friends membership: $200
- For member and seven guests
- Four one-time passes to exhibits & shows
- Recognition as donor in annual report

Family membership: $100
- For member and four guests

2-Person membership: $75
- For member and one guest

Individual membership: $50
- For member only

Student membership: $30
- For students 18+

All Membership levels include:

  • FREE Admission to Exhibit Halls

  • FREE Admission to Super Stellar Fridays series

  • FREE admission to regular planetarium shows

  • Monthly Partner Exchange Program with other partner museums & attractions! See below.

  • Free or reduced admission to over 300 science centers that are part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) reciprocal program. Find the list of participants at ASTC’s website

  • Discounts on Discovery Center workshops & programs

  • Discounts at the Science Store and Countdown Cafe©

September's Partners of the Month: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

The Discovery Center will be partnering with Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH for the month of September 2019! That means for the month of September, if you are a Discovery Center member, present your membership card at the front desk at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and receive FREE admission! (excluding special events). 

Partner Exchange Program

Imagine becoming a member at one New England museum and getting access to some of the best cultural institutions the region has to offer. That is exactly what the Partner Exchange Program is all about!

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is offering this incredible benefit for members. The Discovery Center partners with a museum or attraction to offer an exchange for their members to visit each other's facility for free for an entire month. Not only do Discovery Center members enjoy the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and all that it has to offer, they also gain a one-time free admission to other museums and attractions during the year by simply presenting their membership card! This is a great way to have fun all year long for one low price.

For more information on this program and our memberships, email Sarah Nappo at

Corporate Memberships

More than 150 - $3000

51-150 employees - $2000

26-50 employees - $1000

11-25 employees - $500

1-10 employees - $200