Did You Know?

It takes properties of magnetism and gravity working together for a compass to work? Find out more >

Member Benefits

Benefits that accompany each membership to The Works save our members money every year - not just inside The Works, but at several reciprocal museums around the country!

There is no greater benefit than spending time with family and friends during a visit to The Works.

Membership, it's the best way to stay connected to all the great activities and programs happening at The Works. We are pleased to offer 5 Membership Levels that grant you unlimited access to hands-on learning, creating, and doing for an entire year!
 
As a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, a membership to The Works provides free & discounted admission to 34 museums across the country. In addition to this money saving value, all membership levels also enjoy the benefits listed below and those who become "Club Level" members receive additional benefits. Regardless of what level is right for you, The Works values your membership. We take pride in delivering amazing educational experiences & discoveries at affordable prices in a comfortable museum environment.


Members Get MORE at The Works:

  • Free General Admission to The Works
  • Exclusive member-only programs & events
  • First-to-Know Communication & Weekly E-blasts; updates about new programs, exhibits & the latest museum news
  • 10 percent Off all Gift Shop & Art Gallery Purchases
  • Discounted Fees: Classes, Camps & Special Events
  • Free Admission to Lecture Series
  • Discounted Child's Birthday Party
    And remember, always Free Parking & Free Gift Wrapping

Member Benefits Honored at Other Locations:

  • Free & discounted admission to over 280 fellow ASTC museums nationwide
    Participation in reciprocity program is at the discretion of each affiliate museum. Please contact the specific affiliate museum for details about their policy.
  • Free & discounted admission to participating fellow Smithsonian Affiliate Museums nationwide. View/download current museum listingParticipation in reciprocity program is at the discretion of each affiliate museum. Please contact the specific affiliate museum for details about their policy.
    COSI:
    Members of The Works recieve 50% off admission to COSI. Admission benefit extends to two adults and up to four children under 18 years of age living in the same household OR two granparents and up to four grandchildren under 18 years of age. To take advantage of these benefits, present a current Works membership card and photo ID.