Cultivate Curiosity all Year Round


Thanksgiving Point membership means more than unlimited access to our five award-winning venues. It means more of those moments that spark questions, inspire passions, and bring families closer together. Not to mention tons of exclusive discounts, events, and other rewards!

Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited admission to five award-winning venues: Museum of Natural Curiosity, Butterfly Biosphere, 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.


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. Sign up for auto-renewal to receive a discount, and always have access to your member benefits. Thank you for your support!


Give a Membership

Give the priceless gift of unlimited access to unbelievable experiences. In addition to free unlimited admission to all five Thanksgiving Point venues, they'll receive exclusive discounts throughout property, early notification for event registration, and more. Gift memberships don't begin until they're redeemed, so buy now and gift later!



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 five Thanksgiving Point venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm Country, Ashton Gardens, Museum of Ancient Life, Butterfly Biosphere)   
  • 50% discount on admission for accompanying guests (Members must be present to receive benefits, does not apply to Explorer Passes)
  • 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
  • Thanksgiving Point Golf Club: Members who present a valid Thanksgiving Point membership card can receive $5 Medium Bucket of Range Balls, 10% off in the Clubhouse Grill, and 20% off on Golf. Golf discount is valid for cardholder and 1 guest. Discount applied to posted golf rates at the time of booking. Tee times cannot be booked more than 48-hours in advance. Must call the golf shop to book tee time and receive discount. Golf is based on availability. All offers cannot be combined with tournaments, special events or promotions.
  • 10% discount at Brick Canvas on any salon or spa service, fitness classes, and cafe menu.  
  • 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


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! By selecting the convenient auto-renew option when you join or renew, your credit card will be automatically charged annually prior to your expiration month at the then-current rate of the membership you selected. This is an easy way to ensure that your support of Thanksgiving Point is ongoing. When you select this option, please ensure that your credit card expiration date is valid at the time of your membership renewal. To sign up for auto-renewal, click HERE. If you want to opt-in to auto-renewal and make changes to your membership, click HERE

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.

Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Please retain receipts as proof of membership purchase. Your gift is a charitable contribution and may be tax deductible.  Please check with your tax adviser.  [Tax identification number: 84-1416158]

All members will receive written acknowledgment regarding membership gift.

No, your renewal extends your current expiration date by one year. For example, if your current expiration date is September 30, 2018, and you renew in August 2018, it will extend your expiration date to September 30, 2019.

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

The applicable cost of your venue admission can be applied toward same day purchase of a membership. 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.  

Su aventura le espere

Disfrute la admisión gratis a nuestras cuatro locaciones galardonadas incluyendo 2 museos de alta clase, un jardín de 55-acres y una granja trabajadora. Recibirá la oportunidad de comprar los boletos antes del publico y descuentos de los campos populares, clases para los jóvenes y adultos y eventos especiales. También disfrute los descuentos exclusivos de los restaurantes, tiendas y los beneficios de llevar invitadas por medio precio. Bienvenida a su nueva cosa favorita: una Membresía de Thanksgiving Point.

Por qué su Membresía es mucho más que un pase de admisión

Su membresía se incluye

  • Admisión a nuestras cuatro locaciones lugares de encuentro, Museum of Natural Curiosity (Museo de Curiosidad Natural), Museum of Ancient Life (Museo de Vida Antigua), Farm Country (La Granja), y Ashton Gardens (los Jardines de Ashton).
  • 50% descuento en admisión para los invitados acompañantes (miembros tienen que ser presentes para recibir los beneficios)
  • Descuentos para las películas en el Mammoth Screen en el Museo de Vida Antigua y Canopy Tours en el Museo de Curiosidad Natural
  • 10% descuento en las restaurantes, tiendas y eventos
  • 10% descuento de las clases de educación, jardinería, y cocina
  • 25% descuento de su compra de Photo Pass
  • Notificaciones tempranas del registro para los eventos, clases, campos y otros programas
  • Acceso a los coreos electrónicos de ofertas especiales y descuentos solo para los miembros
  • 10% de descuento en Brick Canvas en servicios de salón y spa en persona, clases de fitness, yoga y Fraiche Café 
  • ASTC Passport Program: La programa de ASTC les dará admisión gratis a más que 300 museos y centros de ciencia en todo el mundo (instituciones menos que 90 miles no son incluidos) Tiene que representar una forma de identificación.
  • The American Horticultural Society´s Reciprocal Admission Program: La American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program, les da admisión gratis a más que 300 jardines en todo Norteamérica y las Islas Caimán (Instituciones menos que 90 miles no son incluidos). Tiene que representar una forma de identificación  
  • El conocimiento que está apoyando la misión de Thanksgiving Point de cultivar el aprendizaje familiar transformativa


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