Become a Member
Empowered children. Engaged parents. Energized communities.
Want to visit more, play more and explore more? Become a member!
Annual Membership Benefits
- Free unlimited Exhibit Exploration sessions, at-home family activity kits, and small group programs for one year from the date of purchase.
- Invitations to free members-only events.
- Discounted admission to museum special events that are open to the public.
- Discounts on birthday party packages.
- Email updates on programs, exhibits and events
To purchase or renew a membership for your household, click the button below. You can also print a Membership Form to mail or bring in with payment or purchase over the phone by calling 920-734-3226 x110 (we cannot take gift cards online, please call to set up your Membership).
Family Access Memberships
Interested in becoming a member, but need a little assistance? Apply for an Access Membership. This option allows single-income households, families impacted by unexpected crises, and families struggling to make ends meet to enjoy the benefits of membership. Pick up an application at the Welcome Desk or give us a call at 920-734-3226.
Family Access Memberships are reviewed on an individual basis and require documents showing income support. Approved documentation includes WIC, Head Start, verification of state or federal assistance or a referral from a local non-profit on their official letterhead that demonstrates need. Documentation needs to list the name of the person applying for Membership. Family Access Membership is subject to approval, and applicants from outside a 45-mile radius from the BFK will typically not be approved.
Guest Add-on $20
With this option, you can bring along one unnamed guest per visit, such as a child’s friend, additional adult or caregiver. Not valid on reciprocal visits.
ASTC/ACM Reciprocal Benefits
With ASTC/ACM Reciprocal Benefits you can receive free or discounted general admission to hundreds of participating institutions across the country in the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network or Association of Science Technology Centers Travel Passport Program.
- ACM: get 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people at children’s museums participating in the network
- ASTC: get free general admission to science centers & museums located outside 90 miles of your residence and the science center or museum where you are a member. For a list of zip codes that are within 90 miles of the BFK and cannot use ASTC benefits, click here.
Check out each program’s website for more info.
Monthly memberships require automatic renewal. You can cancel your monthly membership at any time by contacting us at 920-734-3226 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cancel, there is a six-month waiting period before you can re-enroll in another monthly membership option at the Building for Kids.
Energize memberships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Discounts on the Family Membership include military, educator and foster family. This 25% off discount (making the Membership $105) is available to active military members with valid Military I.D., home-schooling parents (with a copy of official D.P.I. form) and teachers (with school employee I.D.) These can be purchased at the Welcome Desk with valid required I.D. or over the phone (920-734-3226) with a verification at your first visit.
Give the Gift of Membership
Give the gift of a year-long adventure! Gift Memberships are available for any level of Membership. You can buy Gift Memberships right online, at our Welcome Desk, or over the phone (920-734-3226).
Already paid for the day, but now you’re wishing for a Membership?
With your receipt, daily admission (paid for individuals who will be covered under the Membership) can be credited toward the same-day purchase of a Membership. This is a great way to give the Building for Kids Membership a test run!
Memberships do not count toward field trips or birthday party admissions.
Welcome Baby Community Memberships
First time parents can receive a FREE membership to the Building for Kids for the first 18 months of their child’s life by joining the Welcome Baby Community! The Welcome Baby Community was created to support the needs of first time parents in the Fox Valley region.