Become a Member

We invite your family to become an Annual Member of the Children’s Science Center Lab and to be a part of our community of support that is dedicated to creating a world-class Children’s Science Museum in our region. Membership gives your family an entire year of unlimited access to fun, hands-on and educational activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

To become a Member or renew your Membership, select a Membership Level below, stop by the Children’s Science Center Lab, call (703) 648-3130, or email us. Please review our Membership Policies before selecting your preferred Membership Level.

Benefits for All Membership Levels

  • Unlimited, free admission to the Children’s Science Center Lab for one year
  • Access to Members-Only Lab Hours
  • priority notice and 10% discount on all upcoming classes, programs and workshops
  • 10% discount on Birthday Parties and Private Event Rentals
  • New Fair Oaks Mall Neighborhood Benefits Program
  • Family Basic
  • $
    150
    annually
  • Unlimited Free Admission
    for 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • 2 One-Time Guest Passes
  • Family Premium
  • $
    220
    annually
  • Unlimited Free Admission
    for 2 Adults and 3 or more Children
  • 4 One-Time Guest Passes
  • 50% off Admission to Association of
    Children’s Museums (ACM) facilities [info]
  • Family Benefactor
  • $
    370
    annually
  • Unlimited Free Admission
    for 2 Adults and 3 or more Children
  • 6 One-Time Guest Passes
  • 50% off Admission to Association of
    Children’s Museums (ACM) facilities [info]
  • $150 tax deductible contribution to the
    Family Membership Scholarship Fund
Membership Add-Ons

You may add adult family members or caregivers  to your Membership at any time for $30 each. If you wish to add family members after your initial Membership purchase, please contact us. Additional family members or caregivers must be 18 or older.

Membership Guidelines

Memberships are valid for the named adult(s) and are non-transferable. Photo ID is required to match our records at check-in. Guests of members may be unaccompanied but must have Guest Passes to enter. Member children are ages 2-17. Membership begins on the date of purchase and is valid for free general admission entry to the Lab for one full year from date of purchase. Membership fees may not be applied towards group visits, field trips, birthday parties, or special programs such as workshops, classes, or camps. However, Member discounts do apply.

*ASTC reciprocal privileges can be used at museums that are greater than 90 miles from both your home and our Fair Oaks Mall Lab “as the crow flies”.  We determine distance using http://tjpeiffer.com/crowflies.html