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Membership

Membership

Become a member of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and receive FREE ADMISSION every day for a full year plus other great perks!

With numerous membership options, there is something for everyone. Your tax deductible membership supports daily care and operations of our animals and exhibits while supporting public education of the history, culture and conservation of the Mississippi River watershed. Below is a list of member benefits. Purchase a membership online through the Become a Member button below.

For more information on memberships, contact Melissa Wersinger at 563-557-9545 x213 or mwersinger@rivermuseum.com. Memberships are also available for purchase at the box office during regular business hours. General admission tickets can be applied to a membership if purchased on the same day as your visit.

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Membership Levels

Add a caregiver to any membership level!
The full amount of a Caregiver add-on is tax deductible.

Benefits

All members receive the following benefits. Based on the membership level, additional benefits may be available (see levels listed below).

  • Unlimited, FREE admission to the Museum & Aquarium and Mathias Ham Historic Site for one year.
  • Discounted 4D Movies($2 off/person each movie)
  • Invitations to Members Only previews and events
  • National Rivers Hall of Fame voting privileges
  • Discounted admission to special exhibitions, and education programs including birthday parties and camps. Some restrictions apply.
  • 10% Discount in Museum Stores and Cafes
  • Reciprocal privileges at participating AZA Zoos and Aquariums* nationwide (click here for a full list of Zoos and aquariums that participate and here for reciprocal program guidelines) and Niabi Zoo in Illinois.
  • Discounts on admission for guests ($2 off per adult; $1 off per child)
Individual
$55

One named adult


Includes all benefits listed above.

The full amount of an Individual Membership is tax deductible.

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Dual
$80

Two named adults


Includes all benefits listed above.

The full amount of a Dual Membership is tax deductible.

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Family
$125

Two named adults
All children ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed above as well as:

  • Two complimentary guest passes

The full amount of a Family Membership is tax deductible.

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Grandparent
$125

Two named adults
All grandchildren ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed above as well as:

  • Two complimentary guest passes

The full amount of a Family Membership is tax deductible.

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River Advocate
$200

Two Named Adults
All children ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed above as well as:

  • Four complimentary guest passes
  • Membership to Smithsonian Institution** 
    (includes Smithsonian Magazine subscription)

$188 of a River Advocate Membership is tax deductible.

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River Ambassador
$250

Two Named Adults
All children ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed above as well as:

  • Six complimentary guest passes
  • Membership to Smithsonian Institution** 
    (includes Smithsonian Magazine subscription)

$238 of a River Ambassador Membership is tax deductible.

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River Patron
$500

Two named adults
All children ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed above as well as:

  • Eight complimentary guest passes
  • Membership to Smithsonian Institution** 
    (includes Smithsonian Magazine subscription)
  • 18% facility rental discount

$488 of a River Champion Membership is tax deductible.

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River Champion
$1000

Two named adults
All children ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed above as well as:

  • 10 complimentary guest passes
  • Membership to Smithsonian Institution** 
    (includes Smithsonian Magazine subscription)
  • 25% facility rental discount
  • Two behind-the-scenes tour vouchers (upon availability)
  • Two invitations to special museum trips and events

$988 of a River Champion Membership is tax deductible.

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