The museum is closed to the public today, Friday, September 19, in preparation for the Play Ball gala

Upper-Level Membership

When you become an upper-level member to The Strong, you cast a vote of confidence in a community cornerstone that offers transformative educational programs and unique cultural experiences. As an upper-level member, you provide critical support for the preservation of the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, games, and other historical materials related to play and help fund dynamic exhibits and collaborative community initiatives.

All upper-level membership categories—Benefactor, Sustaining, and Leading—come with a unique suite of benefits that allow you and your family to enjoy the museum experience again and again throughout the year.

Leading Members ($1,000+)

Leading members receive invitations to exclusive engagements such as behind-the-scenes museum access; exhibit and collections preview parties; and special events for families. You may even book a private tour of the museum for up to 10 guests.

Leading member benefits include:

  • FREE general museum admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children age 17 and younger all residing at the same address
  • FREE general admission for up to 5 additional guests per visit
  • 1 complimentary Family membership to share or donate
  • A private tour for up to 10 people (must be arranged in advance)
  • Invitations to exclusive engagements such as insider tours, preview parties, and family events.
  • 6 one-time use general admission guest passes
  • $1 general admission discount for guests
  • 12 one-time use butterfly garden passes
  • $1 discount on butterfly garden admission
  • 4 FREE carousel or train rides
  • A one-time coupon for 25% off your museum shop purchase
  • 10% discount in museum shops every day
  • American Children’s Museum (ACM) Reciprocal Network Benefit: 50% off general admission for up to 6 individuals at participating museums

Sustaining Members ($500 to $999)

Sustaining members receive invitations to exclusive engagements such as behind-the-scenes museum access; exhibit and collections preview parties; and special events for families. You may even book a private tour of the museum for up to 10 guests.

Sustaining member benefits include:

  • FREE general museum admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children age 17 and younger all residing at the same address
  • FREE general admission for up to 2 additional guests per visit
  • A private tour for up to 10 people (must be arranged in advance)
  • Invitations to exclusive engagements such as insider tours, preview parties, and family events.
  • 6 one-time use general admission guest passes
  • $1 general admission discount for guests
  • 8 one-time use butterfly garden passes
  • $1 discount on butterfly garden admission
  • 4 FREE carousel or train rides
  • A one-time coupon for 25% off your museum shop purchase
  • 10% discount in museum shops every day
  • American Children’s Museum (ACM) Reciprocal Network Benefit: 50% off general admission for up to 6 individuals at participating museums

Benefactor Members ($250 to $499)

Benefactor members can enjoy the museum experience again and again throughout the year—plus receive exceptional benefits such as complimentary guest passes, extra guests admitted with each visit, and so much more.

Benefactor member benefits include:

  • FREE general museum admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children age 17 and younger all residing at the same address
  • 6 one-time use general admission guest passes
  • $1 general admission discount for guests
  • 6 one-time use butterfly garden passes
  • $1 discount on butterfly garden admission
  • 4 FREE carousel or train rides
  • A one-time coupon for 25% off your museum shop purchase
  • 10% discount in museum shops every day
  • American Children’s Museum (ACM) Reciprocal Network Benefit: 50% off general admission for up to 6 individuals at participating museums

The Strong is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization supported in part by membership contributions. Upper-level memberships are tax deductible to the extent that the law allows. Please consult your tax advisor.