Membership to The Strong museum offers the most economical way to visit the museum again and again—membership pays for itself in three visits for most families. Join today for a year of FREE museum admission, educational hands-on exhibits, and exciting family fun—it's the best family value anywhere! Upper-level membership—Benefactor, Sustaining, and Leading—provides additional financial support for The Strong and comes with a unique suite of benefits.

A membership to The Strong museum is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. Learn more about gift memberships. 

To ensure delivery of membership gifts before the Christmas holiday, please place your order by Wednesday, December 17. Memberships ordered after December 17 will be mailed out after Christmas. If you would like to have materials in-hand, please visit the admissions desk where a temporary membership card can be issued. 

How do I purchase a membership?

  • Online by clicking the the select button next to the level you would like to purchase;
  • At the museum admissions desk (bring your renewal notice or fill-out an application for quicker service);
  • By calling the museum at 585-263-2700 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
  • Or, by mailing your application and payment to the membership office at the museum.

Questions about membership?

  Family Grandparent Patron Family Patron Grandparent
Annual Fee $119 $119 $160 $160
FREE general museum admission for one year for two named adults and up to four children age 17 and younger 
$1 general admission discount for guests
$1 discount on butterfly garden admission
4 FREE carousel or train rides
10% discount in museum shops
FREE member newsletter and email updates
FREE one-time use guest passes     4 4
FREE one-time use butterfly garden passes     4 4
ACM Reciprocal Network Benefit: 50% off general admission for up to 6 individuals at participating museums    

Membership Terms and Conditions

Membership may not be shared by multiple households or used by daycare or babysitting services. Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. Photo ID and membership cards are required at each museum visit. Fees and benefits are subject to change without notice. Name changes will incur a $5 processing fee along with proof of residency and surrendering of old membership cards (limit 1). This membership is a revocable license for the member and permitted guests. Parking is available at the museum during regular museum hours on a first-come, first-served basis.

Members and permitted guests are subject to the rules and regulations of The Strong. Members and guests assume all risks and dangers of personal injury, property damage, and other hazards incidental or in any way related to the visit, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to the visit and releases The Strong, its trustees, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates from any and all liability for same arising from the visit. The Strong reserves the right to expel from the premises any person and/or revoke the membership, without refund, of any member where the presence or conduct of the member or guest is deemed objectionable by the The Strong in its sole discretion, or who fails to comply with any and all security measures and applicable laws. The Strong reserves the right to limit articles brought onto the premises, and to limit large bags and similar items. Flash photography is prohibited; and still and video images may not be reproduced for commercial use without written consent from The Strong.