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Charter Membership


Charter Memberships available through Dec 31, 2019

Charter Memberships are special limited time opportunities to be a part of the founding community of supporters who will enjoy a wide array of benefits including free regular admission, a special commemorative gift, discounts to programs and events, and other exclusive opportunities.


1 named adult


Just for Two

1 named adult and 1 child or 2 named adults



2 named adults
and 3 children


Family Plus

3 named adults
and 5 children


Limited Time Charter Memberships Benefits:

  • Charter Members get advance access to Timed-Tickets for Grand Opening 3 days before they become available to the general public
  • One-time commemorative gift set for Charter Members 

Member Benefits:

  • Members get unlimited free general admission for a year with the redemption of free timed entry tickets. (The number of free tickets permitted per day is determined by your Membership level.)
  • 50% Discount on first two additional general admission timed-entry tickets for guests
  • 15% Discount for all other additional general admission timed-entry tickets for guests 
  • 10% Discount at Nature’s Table 
  • 10% Discount at Museum Store
  • Email updates about new exhibits, animals, programs and more
  • Invitations to exclusive Member-only opportunities

For More Information

If you have questions about which membership level is right for you or if your question is not answered on the FAQ page, contact us at hsellers@cookmuseum.org or 256-351-4515.

Please call and leave a message to be placed in a callback queue. For a quicker response to your question, please send an email. Callbacks and email responses occur Monday through Friday during Museum hours.

Membership Policy

  • Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable and valid only for the adult(s) listed on the membership.  
  • There is a $5 replacement fee for lost or stolen cards.
  • Memberships cannot be used for group visits.
  • One named adult must be present at the time of admission for all Membership levels.
  • The Cook Museum of Natural Science reserves the right to change its benefits structure at any time.
Additional Information
  • Adult - 15+
  • Child - 3-14 
  • 2 & Under - free, but still need a Timed-Ticket
  • Membership cards and the Charter Member commemorative gift will be available for collection at the Guest Services desk once the Museum is open to the public
  • Memberships are valid for one year, but Charter Memberships purchased between March - June 2019 will expire on June 30, 2020.
  • A membership pays for itself in just 2 to 3 visits!