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Membership

Membership

All members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receive FREE ADMISSION to the River Museum AND the Mathias Ham Historic Site for a full year plus discounts on programs, food and beverage purchases, store purchases, film tickets, and reciprocal discounts at participating zoos & aquariums nationwide!

Check out below all of the great benefits our membership program has to offer, and learn  how your membership supports our mission to create educational experiences for individuals and families from around the world.

Become a Member! Register/Sign-in   Renew a Membership!
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LEARN MORE: 

AZA Reciprocity list 
Smithsonian Reciprocity List
Smithsonian Affiliate Membership Required

Membership Levels

Explore our numerous membership levels, benefits, and add-on options below!

Individual
$55

One named adult


Includes all benefits listed below.

The full amount of an Individual Membership is tax deductible.

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Dual
$85

Two named adults


Includes all benefits listed below.

The full amount of a Dual Membership is tax deductible.

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Family
$140

Two named adults
All children of the Primary Member ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed below as well as:

  • Two complimentary guest passes per year

The full amount of a Family Membership is tax deductible.

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Grandparent
$140

Two named adults
All grandchildren of the Primary Member ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed below as well as:

  • Two complimentary guest passes per year

The full amount of a Family Membership is tax deductible.

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River Advocate
$200

Two Named Adults
All children/grandchildren of the Primary Member ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed below as well as:

  • Four complimentary guest passes per year
  • 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/grandchildren of the Primary Member ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed below as well as:

  • Six complimentary guest passes per year
  • 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/grandchildren of the Primary Member ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed below as well as:

  • Eight complimentary guest passes per year
  • 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/grandchildren of the Primary Member ages 3-21


Includes all benefits listed below as well as:

  • 10 complimentary guest passes per year
  • 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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Benefits

Memberships pay for themselves within two to three visits and provide visitors the flexibility to spend the day or drop in as many times as they like. Add in the numerous discounts and savings on films, store purchases, cafe purchases, camps, programs, after hours events, and admission to other zoos and aquariums, and you'll find a membership can provide a year of engaging opportunities for adults or families. Benefits include:

  • Unlimited FREE admission to the Museum & Aquarium for 1 year.
  • Unlimited FREE admission to the Mathias Ham Historic Site for 1 year. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and includes special holiday events where general admission is required.
  • $2 off per person to 4D films
  • 10% discount at museum stores and museum cafés
  • Event and educational program discounts of up to 20%, including birthday parties and summer camps
  • Guest passes (number depends on membership level)
  • Discounts on admission for guests ($2 off per adult, $1 off per child)
  • Invitations to members only exhibit previews, events, and Smithsonian documentary screenings
  • Reciprocal privileges to Association of Zoos & Aquariums nationwide (click here for reciprocal program guidelines) and Niabi Zoo in Illinois
  • National Rivers Hall of Fame voting privileges

Add-On Options

Caregiver - $25

Have a grandparent, nanny or close friend who takes your child(ren) to the River Museum regularly? Simply add a caregiver add-on to your membership at time of membership purchase or renewal* and save on regular admission!

*Note this will appear as an option once a membership level is selected for purchase.

Smithsonian Affiliate Membership - $20

As an affiliate institution of the Smithsonian, we can help you save big on your own Smithsonian membership. Simply add a Smithsonian Affiliate membership to your River Museum membership at time of purchase or renewal* and get the following benefits:

  • A subscription to Smithsonian magazine for one year
  • 10% discounts on cafe dining at Smithsonian Museum in DC
  • 10% on all Smithsonian Folkways recordings
  • 10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
  • Reciprocal Admission/Discount benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliates nationwide
  • Additional benefits found here

*Note this will appear as an option once a membership level is selected for purchase.

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Questions?

For more information on memberships, contact the Kimberly Mulheron at 563-557-9545 x220 or kmulheron@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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