Did you know that when you purchase a membership to a local zoo or museum, it often includes participation in a reciprocal program with free or reduced admission to similar locations around the country? On a recent trip this summer, we were able to visit a couple zoos and children’s museums for signicantly reduced admission! As always, it is best to call ahead to verify participation and admission discounts.
Members of local AZA-accredited zoos or aquariums will receive free or discounted admission to AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums nationwide. It is a good idea to become familiar with the Reciprocal Admission Rules before your visit. See the complete list of 2012 partipating zoos and aquariums here.
*Please note: “The number of visitors admitted with a family membership may vary and parking may not be included. In addition, participating institutions located in close geographic proximity to each other are not required to offer free or discounted admission to each other’s members in order to participate in AZA’s Reciprocal Admissions Program.” As always, it is best to call ahead to verify.
Omaha: Members of the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium receive reciprocal privileges (50% off admission) to OVER 100 zoos across the country!
More than 250 Science and Technology Museums across the country offer reciprocal discounts through the Association of Science and Technology Center. The Travel Passport Program entitles visitors to free GENERAL ADMISSION (does not include special exhibits). See current participating science centers and museums here.
Restrictions: “Science centers and museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the program unless that exclusion is lifted by mutual agreement, although, science centers/museums may create their own local reciprocal free-admission program. Also, to receive Travel Passport Program benefits, you must live more than 90 miles away ‘as the crow flies’ from the center/museum you wish to visit.” As always, it is best to call ahead to verify.
Omaha: Omaha Children’s Museum Members who have a Family, Grandparent, Patron and Educator membership receive reciprocal discounts through this program.
Omaha: Omaha Children’s Museum Members who have a Patron membership also receive reciprocal discounts through this program.