The membership office will be closed Monday, January 21. We will return Tuesday, January, 22.
The Strong is the ultimate play destination® and an annual membership to The Strong is the best way to visit again and again and experience over 100,000 square feet of dynamic, hands-on, interactive exhibit space. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about membership.
How Do I Purchase a Membership?
- Order or renew online by clicking the membership level you would like to purchase below.
- At the museum admissions desk (print an application for quicker service).
- Over the phone by calling 585-263-2700 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
- Print an application and mail or fax it to the membership team at the museum.
An annual membership to The Strong is the gift that gives all year long! Select the level of membership you would like to give as a gift from the options below. Be sure to check the box labeled THIS IS A GIFT at the top of the online order form so you can enter a special gift message and choose where we mail the membership cards. If you are renewing a gift membership online, complete the online order form as if you were purchasing a new gift membership. Your payment will automatically connect to your existing gift membership and renew it for another year—the member won't lose any time by renewing early.
The adult(s) named on the membership must present photo ID when visiting. Memberships are not refundable or transferable. Children age 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Basic-level benefits include:
- Free museum admission for 2 named adults residing at the same address and up to 4 children (age 18 and younger) for one year
- Punch card with 4 free rides on the train or carousel
- $1 discount on guest admission
- $1 discount on butterfly garden admission
- 10% discount in the museum shop
- Member newsletter and email updates
- NEW BENEFIT ACM Reciprocal Network Discount of 50% off admission for up to 6 people at participating ACM museums.
- NEW BENEFIT Member-only exhibit previews
- NEW BENEFIT Discounts and presale offers on select museum programs
- NEW BENEFIT 6 parking vouchers (coming late 2019)
These membership upgrades increase the flexibility and value of your membership. You will see these upgrade options when you select a Basic-level membreship above when purchasing or renewing online. Visit the FAQ page for more information about these upgrade options.
- Add-a-Guest ($40) This upgrade provides the most convenient way for members to bring a different guest each time they visit the museum. The member must accompany the guest. Limit one Add-a-Guest per membership and one use per day. Select one of the Basic-level memberships above to see this upgrade option.
- Patron-level Package ($50) Upgrade your membership to include four museum admission tickets and four butterfly garden tickets to give to family and friends (an $84 value). Tickets are good for one use and expire when the membership expires.
New Member Parking Benefit (Coming late 2019)
Basic- and Patron-level memberships include 6 parking vouchers to use in The Strong’s parking garage (opening late 2019). With each renewal of membership thereafter, a new set of 6 parking vouchers will be issued. In addition to the parking vouchers, members will receive free parking from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Storytime Club Mondays. You will receive more information about these valuable member benefits before the garage opens.
Interested in providing additional financial support to The Strong while receiving a unique suite of benefits? Consider purchasing an upper-level membership, Benefactor, Sustaining, Leading, and Presidential.