The Health Museum offers a comprehensive package for our members. Become a member today and enjoy free admission for an entire year plus extra benefits. Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits!

Membership Levels & Benefits

Membership price$30 for ONE$50 for TWO$85 for FIVE
Discounted museum parking – $5
EXCLUSIVE invites to select museum events and exhibit previews
FREE admission to 300+ participating ASTC Museums
10% OFF discount at the Amazing Body Store
DISCOUNTS on select education programs & events
DISCOUNTS on Discovery Camps
Complimentary pass(es) to the DeBakey Cell LabONE passTWO passesFIVE passes
Complimentary guest pass
Purchase your membership by clicking on the level of your choice.

Smithsonian Family Max

$120 for SIX
Smithsonian Affiliate
All benefits in Family Membership, PLUS
15% OFF discount at the Amazing Body Store
EARLY REGISTRATION & DISCOUNTS on select education classes, camps, and programs
TWO complimentary guest passes for general admission
ONE YEAR Unlimited access to the DeBakey Cell Lab (listed members only)
ONE printed Smithsonian-Member Affiliate membership card
Reciprocal admission for two; discount benefits at 50+ participating Smithsonian Affiliate museums 
FREE admission to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City
10% OFF Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
ONE year subscription (11 issues) to Smithsonian Magazine
Membership benefits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Benefits are subject to change without notice.
Names of members must be listed at the time of purchase. Valid ID is required at the time of visit to DeBakey Cell Lab.
All primary members must be 16 years or older.

Looking for ways to enhance your engagement?

Join our Fellows Circle with a gift of $1,000 or more, become a sponsor at our programs or events, or give a gift today!

Can I get in for free at other museums?

All membership levels allow reciprocal free admission to 300+ participating Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). Please visit their website for a full listing of locations.

In addition, Smithsonian Family MAX, Patron, and Director level members are allowed reciprocal membership benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliate organizations.

At this time, there is not a level that provides membership to all the rich and diverse museums in Houston. For more information about other local museums, visit the Houston Museum District Association website.

When will I receive my membership card(s)?

You will receive your virtual membership card within a week of purchasing your membership. If you have not received your cards by then, please visit our ticket desk, located in the lobby of the Museum, or call the Membership Department at 713-337-8448. You can purchase a physical card for $5 while applying for your card.

Can I visit the museum without my card?

Yes. When you arrive at the Museum, present a photo ID at the admissions desk, where we can look up your account. To receive discounted parking when you do not have your membership card, please be sure to stop by the admissions desk during regular Museum hours for assistance before returning to your parked car.

How many cards do I get?

When you receive your membership card packet by mail, you will find one or two membership cards, depending on your membership level. Individual members receive on card, and all other level members receive two cards.

I think I have lost my membership card or never received it. What do I do?

Call the membership department at 713-337-8448 or notify our admissions desk. We will send you a replacement card after verifying your mailing address.

Can I give my card to someone else to use?

No. Your membership card and privileges are nontransferable. They are valid only for the person(s) named on the membership account.

I’m having trouble logging into my account or am not seeing my member discount

Members must log in with the email address associated with their membership. Email the membership department at or call 713-337-8448.

How many guests can I bring to member preview parties?

As a benefit, members receive an exclusive peek to exhibitions before they open to the general public. All membership events may be attended by the individual(s) covered by the membership level.

Can my children who are in college or in their 20s use my family membership?

No. Family-level memberships (and above) are valid for individuals living at the same residential address. If you have a child who is older than 18, we recommend purchasing a membership in his or her name. Individual memberships are only $30.

My company has a matching-gifts program. Is The Health Museum eligible to receive the matching gift?

Yes. The Internal Revenue Service has identified The Health Museum as a nonprofit organization and as such is eligible to receive your company’s matching gift. Please fill out the form you have obtained from your company. Matching gifts may be applied at any time during the 12 months of your membership, but cannot be used to upgrade your current level.

My question has not been addressed here. What do I do?

Please call the membership department during Museum hours at 713-337-8448 or send us an email at Membership office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Jessica Williams

Membership & Development Managermembership@thehealthmuseum.org713-337-8448

For questions about membership at The Health Museum, please reach out