Today we visited the Orlando Science Center and it really drove home for me how wonderful our hometown museum membership is. Why? Let’s take a look at the admission prices to OSC: adults are $17 and children ages 3-11 are charged $12 each. How much did we pay? $0…courtesy of the ASTC passport program.
The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) has a passport program with more than 300 participating museums (check here for the current list). The program applies to museums that are more than 90 miles from your home and you generally receive free admission. I check this list any time that we are travelling some where to see which institutions are included and we tend to only visit those museums, unless there are rave reviews for other museums that are not on this list.
If you are a museum-loving family that travels (even a little), then this can be a very beneficial program.