Are you loyal to a certain museum, play space or attraction? Become a member! Along with scoring perks like access to special events, discounts and free parking, you’re helping an awesome family destination thrive. Often in the case of some of the big museums, after just two visits, the membership has paid for itself — and you can avoid those long admission lines. Here is the scoop on memberships your gang should consider having.

Adler Planetarium

The Membership: A family membership is $129 a year and includes 2 adults and all children up to age 17 living in the household. The Family Plus membership is for up to 4 adults and all children up to age 17 and is $189 a year.
Compare That To: Daily general admission is $12/adults, $8/kids. To upgrade to the Basic Pass to see a show, admission is $24.95/adults, $19.95/kids.
The Biggest Perks: Members can sign up for the Kid's Explorers Club, which provides tools to play and learn throughout the museum and at home. Other perks are the free coat check, free tickets to the Atwood Historic Sphere and a fast members-only line. There is also free general admission at participating ASTC science centers and museums nationwide, a 15% discount at The Adler Store and 10% discount in Café Galileo’s. With the Family Plus membership you score four free Adler After Dark passes.

1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus

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— Maria Chambers & Kelly Aiglon