Membership to The Strong museum offers the most economical way to visit the museum again and again. 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.

The Strong's membership program was recently updated and simplified. Members continue to receive the same valuable benefits as before.

How do I purchase or renew a membership?

  • Online by clicking the level name below (begin using your membership immediately by presenting the emailed receipt at the admissions desk);
  • 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 Strong.

Choose the Level That Works Best For You!

Membership admits two named adults residing at the same address and their resident children or grandchildren age 17 and younger based on level. Photo ID required each time you visit. Membership may not be shared by multiple households or used by daycare or babysitting services. 


Benefits include:

  • FREE general museum admission for one year
  • Complimentary carousel/train punch card
  • $1 general admission discount for guests
  • $1 discount on butterfly garden admission
  • 10% discount in the museum shops
  • FREE member newsletter and email updates

Basic (2 adults and up to 4 children) $119

Basic 5 (2 adults and up to 5 children) $139

Basic 6 (2 adults and up to 6 children) $159


Includes All Basic Benefits, PLUS:

  • 4 general museum admission tickets
  • 4 Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden tickets
  • ACM Reciprocal Network Discount of 50% off
    up to 6 people at participating museums

Patron (2 adults and up to 4 children) $160

Patron 5 (2 adults and up to 5 children) $180

Patron 6 (2 adults and up to 6 children) $200

Additional membership levels are available. Please contact the membership office at for more information. 

Enhance Your Membership!

These valuable membership add-ons expand the flexibility of your membership. They can be added to your membership at any time and expire when the membership expires. The nanny card currently cannot be purchased online. If you are interested in this enhancement, please visit the museum admissions desk or contact the membership office.

Add-a-Guest ($35)

This upgrade allows members to bring one guest free-of-charge when visiting the museum. The guest does not need to be the same person each time this feature is used. Also, an adult not named to the membership may use this feature to bring the member’s children to the museum without the named adult member present. Membership card must be presented at the time of admission. Limit one Add-a-Guest per membership and one use per day.

Nanny Card ($35)

An extra card can be issued with your nanny or caregiver’s name so they can escort your children to the museum. Nanny must be 18 years or older and care for your children only. Limit one nanny card per membership. Nanny must provide photo ID at each visit. Membership may not be shared by multiple households or used by daycare or babysitting services.

Make it a Gift!

Gift memberships to The Strong ensure a full year of family fun—free general admission for one year, discounts to the museum shops and butterfly garden, and so much more! It’s a wonderful way to share the joy of holidays and birthdays, and acknowledge other special occasion. Gift memberships can be purchased at the museum admissions desk, online by selecting the level in the table above, by mailing an application with your payment, or by calling 585-263-2700 ext. 254 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page, email us at, or call the membership office at 585-263-2700 ext. 254. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.