Membership

Your adventure awaits

Enjoy free admission to four award-winning venues including two world class museums, a 55-acre garden, and a working farm. Receive advance purchase opportunities and discounts on popular day camps, youth and adult classes, and special events. Take advantage of exclusive discounts on dining and shopping and perks like bringing guests for half off regular admission. Welcome to your new favorite thing: a Thanksgiving Point membership.

Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited admission to four award-winning venues: Museum of Natural Curiosity, Museum of Ancient Life, Farm Country, and Ashton Gardens. In just a few visits, your membership pays for itself. Also receive exclusive discounts across property, and early notifications for programs and events.

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Renew Your Membership

As a renewing member, you've enjoyed unlimited admission to Thanksgiving Point, invited guests for half off admission, and received advance notice and discounts on programs and events. Renew before your expiration date for a reduced early renewal rate. Thank you for your support!

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Give a Membership

Give the priceless gift of unlimited access to unbelievable experiences. In addition to free unlimited admission to all four Thanksgiving Point venues, they'll receive exclusive discounts throughout property, early notification for event registration, and a subscription to the Thanksgiving Point Gazette.

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WHY YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PASS

When you become a Thanksgiving Point member, your contribution welcomes you into a vibrant community of individuals and families committed to sustaining our mission to cultivate transformative family learning. Using the natural world as a springboard for exploration, Thanksgiving Point combines place and process to shape today’s problem solvers into tomorrow’s makers and innovators.

 

Each year we provide meaningful educational experiences for more than 2 million guests from around the world, including nearly 55,000 students. As a nonprofit organization, Thanksgiving Point uses every dollar we take in to create and maintain the venues and programs you love. Thank you for your support.

Please see below for frequently asked questions or CLICK HERE to download them as a PDF. 

Your Membership Includes...

  • Admission to all four Thanksgiving Point venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm Country, Ashton Gardens, Museum of Ancient Life)   
  • 50% discount on admission for accompanying guests (Members must be present to receive benefits)
  • Discounts on movies at the Mammoth Screen in the Museum of Ancient Life and Canopy Tours in the Museum of Natural Curiosity.     
  • 10% discount on food, retail, & Signature Experiences        
  • 10% discount on Youth Education, Gardening, & Cooking classes        
  • 25% discount on purchase of a Photo Pass  
  • Early notification & registration for camps, classes, events, & other programs       
  • Access to monthly members-only email blast with special offers & discounts        
  • ASTC Passport Program: The ASTC Passport Program provides free admission to more than 350 museums and science centers worldwide. Institutions less than 90 miles away from Thanksgiving Point or your residence are not included. Proof of residence (photo ID) may be required. 
  • The American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program: The American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program provides free admission to nearly 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. Institutions less than 90 miles away from Thanksgiving Point or your residence are not included. Proof of residence (photo ID) may be required.  
  • The knowledge you are supporting Thanksgiving Point’s mission to cultivate transformative family learning

Membership Levels

Level                                                                                                                     Price  Early Renewal Price

Individual

  • Benefits for one named individual

$75

 

$70

Duo

  • Benefits for two named individuals

$145

 

$135

Bonus Individual

  • Benefits for one named individuals
  • Free Admission for one guest per visit

$165

 

$150

Family

  • Benefits for two named adults living at the same address
    & their dependent children

$220

 

$195

Grandparent

  • Benefits for two named grandparents living at the same
    address & their accompanying grandchildren

$220

 

$195

Bonus Family

  • Benefits for two named adults living at the same
    address & their dependent children
  • Free Admission for two guests on every visit
  • Recognition as an annual Thanksgiving Point donor

$300

 

$275

Bonus Grandparent

  • Benefits for two named grandparents living at the
    same address & their accompanying grandchildren
  • Free Admission for two guests on every visit
  • Recognition as an annual Thanksgiving Point donor

$300

 

$275

Premier Family

  • Benefits for two named adults living at the same address &
    their dependent children
  • Free Admission for four guests on every visit
  • Recognition as an annual Thanksgiving Point donor
  • Kid-friendly guided tour of any Thanksgiving Point venue

$600

 

$575

Premier Grandparents

  • Benefits for two named grandparents living at the same address & their accompanying grandchildren
  • Free Admission for four guests on every visit
  • Recognition as an annual Thanksgiving Point donor
  • Kid-friendly guided tour of any Thanksgiving Point venue

$600

 

$575

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Purchase your membership on Thanksgiving Point's website, in person at Thanksgiving Point, or over the phone by calling 801.768.2300. All new memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase. Upon renewal current memberships will be extended for one year from expiration date.

Under IRS guidelines, Thanksgiving Point memberships are tax deductible as a donation to a 501(c) 3 organization. Retain receipts or cancelled checks as proof of membership purchase. All members will receive written acknowledgment regarding the tax-deductible portion of their memberships.

No, your renewal extends your current expiration date by one year. For example, if your current expiration date is September 30, 2016, and you renew in August 2016, it will extend your expiration date to September 30, 2017.

No, Thanksgiving Point memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Membership benefits are extended to dependent children of households who have a current Family , Bonus Family, or Premier Family membership so they can visit property by themselves or with a caregiver* (given free admission) instead of their parents

*Guests under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who is 18 years or older. All admitted guests agree to abide by posted rules. Guests found abusing rules will be asked to leave.

In addition to stated admission benefits, members can bring an unlimited number of accompanying guests at half price (at least one named member must be present).

Members must be present to receive benefits.  Photo ID may be required. Exceptions will be made for adults visiting as part of the caregiver clause (See: Can my children use my membership if I am not there?). 

Individual: The individual whose name appears on the membership card.

Duo: The two individuals whose names appear on the membership card.

Bonus Individual: The individual whose name appears on the membership card and one guest. Named member must be present to receive benefits.

Family/Bonus Family/Premier Family: Benefits for two named adults living at the same address and all dependent children* are included on the Family, Bonus Family, and Premier Family Level memberships Exceptions will be made for children over the age of 21 with disabilities that preclude them from living on their own. Membership benefits are extended to the dependent children so they can visit the property by themselves** or with a caregiver*** instead of their parents.

*Up to 21 years of age. Includes adopted or foster children, as well as exchange students living with the family.

**Guests under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who is 18 years or older. All admitted guests agree to abide by posted rules. Guests found abusing rules will be asked to leave.

*** Membership benefits are extended to dependent children of households who have a current Family, Bonus Family, or Premier Family membership so they can visit property by themselves or with a caregiver (given free admission) instead of their parents

Grandparent/Bonus Grandparent/Premier Grandparent: Benefits for two grandparents living at the same address and all accompanying grandchildren and great-grandchildren (regardless of age ages and including grandchildren-in-law). If the named grandparent also has dependent children* they will be included on the membership. A named grandparent must be present for membership to be used.

*Up to 21 years of age. Includes adopted or foster children, as well as exchange students living with the family.

Individual: Any one person regardless of age

Duo: Any two people regardless of age, relationship, or residence

Bonus Individual: Any one person regardless of age

Family/Bonus Family/Premier Family: Two adults (18 or over), related or not, who live at the same address

Grandparent/Bonus Grandparent/Premier Grandparent: Two grandparents, related or not, who live at the same address

You may apply the cost of your venue admission toward a Thanksgiving Point membership if the membership is purchased on property on the same day you purchase admission. Offer valid only on memberships purchased at a Thanksgiving Point venue or Guest Information. Offer is not available online, by phone, or at Food Services. Offer may not be redeemed for cash or combined with other promotions.

You may choose to upgrade your membership at any time during your membership year by paying the difference between your current level and the requested level. Your expiration date will remain the same as it is listed for your initial membership purchase. Upgrade your membership in person at a Thanksgiving Point venue, or over the phone by calling 801.768.2300. We do not allow members to downgrade levels during their membership year.

The fee to replace lost cards or purchase additional cards is $5 per card. Replacement cards may be purchased at any venue, guest information, or by calling 801.768.2300.

We ask that you bring your membership card and photo ID. Before you receive your membership card please use your printed or emailed receipt. If you forget your membership card, the venue will be able to verify your membership with your photo ID. To receive a discount on food or retail, you must present a current membership card or receipt.

Early morning admission to the Ashton Gardens was discontinued as a member benefit on October 25, 2014. Thanksgiving Point regularly reviews and revises policies. Recently, the member benefit of early morning admission to the Gardens has come under scrutiny. In order to properly manage this benefit and ensure the safety of our guests, the Gardens would effectively need to be open. Unfortunately, at this time, the additional hours and associated costs with an early morning opening are prohibitive causing us to discontinue the benefit of early morning admission. We thank you for your support and ask for your understanding of this new policy. We will continue to review member benefits and explore new benefit options to ensure the best experience possible for our members.

Thanksgiving Point reserves the right to make changes to its membership policies, levels, benefits, and pricing at any time without notice.

In the event of a divorce, the membership will continue to provide benefits for both named individuals through the expiration date regardless of who originally paid for the membership. Our membership office will provide new cards to each respective household and there will be the opportunity to name a new secondary member* on each household’s cards. At the end of the current membership year, the separate households are welcome to renew independent of one another. While we are sympathetic to the complicated nature of divorce, we ask that members make the arrangements as to how the membership will be used with one another and do not request that Thanksgiving Point withhold access to a membership from a named individual.

*For more information please review our policy on Named Individuals.  

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