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Become a Member

Empowered children. Engaged parents. Energized communities.

Want to visit more, play more and explore more? Become a member!


  • 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, print a Membership Form to mail or bring in with payment, purchase by phone by calling 920-734-3226 x15, or do it right online! (we cannot take gift cards online, please call to set up your Membership).

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Membership cards will be available at the Welcome Desk the following business day.

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You can upgrade to a higher level or add on to the membership by simply paying the difference.

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.

Give the Gift of Membership

Give a year-long adventure

Gift Memberships are available for any level of Membership. You can buy Gift Memberships right online, or at our Welcome Desk.

Membership Levels

Family Membership  $140

Up to two named adults and their children under 18, all in the same household. Includes ASTC/ACM reciprocal membership*.

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 only be purchased at the Welcome Desk with valid required I.D.

Grandparent Membership $100

Up to two named grandparents in the same household and all their grandchildren. Does not include ASTC/ACM reciprocal benefits.

Dual Membership $90

One named child and one unnamed adult. Does not include ASTC/ACM reciprocal benefits.

Guest Add-on $20

Can be a child’s friend, additional adult or caregiver. One unnamed guest per visit. Available to all levels of membership except Grandparent, Summer, and Family Access Membership; only one add-on per membership. Not valid on reciprocal visits.

Summer Membership $60 (sold Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Up to two named adults and their children under 18, all in the same household. Includes ASTC/ACM reciprocal membership*.    

Family Access Memberships

Interested in becoming a member, but need a little assistance? We have Access Memberships with a $20 rate for the year. This option allows single-income households, families impacted by unexpected crises, and families struggling to make ends meet to enjoy all of the benefits of membership. All kids deserve a place to explore, wonder and imagine. 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, applicants from outside a 45-mile radius from the BFK will typically not be approved. Does not include ASTC/ACM reciprocal benefits.

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.

For more information or to join the Community, click here!

*Applies to Memberships purchased or renewed after January 1, 2019. Free or discounted general admission to hundreds of participating institutions across the country in the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network (get 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people at museums participating in the network) or Association of Science Technology Centers Travel Passport Program (Free general admission to science centers & museums located outside 90 miles of the science center or museum where you are a member. Free general admission to science centers & museums located outside 90 miles of your residence. For a list of zip codes that are within 90 miles of the BFK and cannot use ASTC benefits, click here. Check the ASTC website for exclusions and benefits). Check out each program’s website for more info.


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