Become a member

*Discount applies exclusively to SMWV memberships


Standard Membership

1 year’s free admission to the Science Museum. Planetarium and Parakeet Garden Admissions not included (See additional Packages).

Ultimate Membership:
Standard + Parakeet + Planetarium

1 year’s free admission to the Science Museum, plus free admission to the Parakeet Garden and Planetarium showings.


  • Free admission to the Science Museum for 1 year
  • Free or discounted admission to special events
  • Advance notice of special museum programs
  • Discounts on birthday parties and facility rentals
  • 20% off all gift shop purchases
  • Priority registration and discounted prices for our extremely popular Summer Camp
  • Guest passes to give to friends and family to visit the museum for free

Available Discounts

We offer a additional 10% discount on memberships to Students and Seniors (+60yrs). Educators receive a 20% discount on all membership sales.

Discounts are only available on purchases at our front desk. Please bring a valid I.D. with you to receive discounts.

Please note: The Science Museum of Western Virginia no longer requires membership cards for admission. Simply present one form of identification to validate your membership at our front desk upon entering.


The Science Museum of Western Virginia is committed to providing an interactive, and fun learning experience. Your contribution and support will assist in educating a large part of the Roanoke (and surrounding) area! In order to continue to provide a safe learning platform, we ask that in addition to museum guidelines, you comply with membership rules. The Science Museum of Western Virginia reserves the right to suspend, revoke and/or ban members if they fail to comply with guidelines.

  • All memberships are non-transferable.
  • No refunds will be made on membership purchases.
  • Primary members must be at least 16 years of age with proof of identification.
  • The primary member will be the person to whom all correspondences are sent.
  • Membership cards may only have two primary adults listed on card.
  • Gifted Memberships must be redeemed within 3 months of purchase.


* Currently, ASTC add-on's can only be applied at the museum's front desk.

* For current reciprocal members looking for ticket prices, CLICK HERE

The passport package is just $30 and gives you reciprocal admission to over 300 science centers worldwide through the partnership with the Association of Science-Technology Centers’ (ASTC) Travel Passport Program. Not only can you enjoy free admission to the Science Museum of Western Virginia, you get free admission to science centers while you travel!

See the list of science centers worldwide included in the ASTC passport.

ASTC Guidelines

  • Discounts are only applicable to membership holders & their household.
  • No additional free entrances may be used, even if a Memberships with multiple individuals listed on account.
  • Discounts are not applicable to special exhibits (i.e parakeet garden), or special events.
  • Discounts may not be stacked with any other running discounts, coupons or special offers.
  • You must have your membership card with you.
  • The membership card must be in your name.
  • You must present a photo ID.
  • The expiration date on the membership card must be valid.
  • Please note that there will be no exceptions applied unless prior authorization of a managerial staff member is provided.

Museum of Life and Science, Durham NC

New York Hall of Science, Queens NYC

Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond VA

*Currently, ASTC add-on's can only be applied at the museum's front desk.

Haven't visited us before?

No problem! You can buy regular museum admission and have the cost of your ticket taken off of your membership cost if you buy a membership that same day.

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us!