Explore something new as a National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium member! 

You and your family can visit all year long for one low price. Stop by and pet a stingray or stay all day and walk the entire campus. Interested in bringing this great opportunity to your employees? We offer Corporate Membership packages too.

Memberships pay for themselves in as little as two visits, so what are you waiting for?! 

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Member Benefits

  • Unlimited FREE ADMISSION to the River Museum and the Mathias Ham Historic Site for one-year 
  • $2 off per person to 4D films.
  • 10% discount at museum stores and café.
  • Event and educational program discounts of up to 20%, including birthday parties and educational camps.
  • Guest passes (number depends on membership level).
  • Discounts on admission for guests ($2 off per adult, $1 off per child).
  • Invitations to free exhibit previews and events.
  • National Rivers Hall of Fame voting privileges.
  • Reciprocal discounts at participating zoos and aquariums nationwide! 

Membership Levels

All memberships receive the same core benefits listed above, plus additional benefits available by level! Purchase a membership today!

Individual - $66

  • One named adult

  • One complimentary guest pass per year
  • Fully tax deductible

Dual - $99

  • Two primary members under the same household
  • One adult and one child or two adults

  • One complimentary guest pass per year
  • Fully tax deductible

Family - $160

  • Two primary members under the same household
  • Plus all children of the Primary Members ages 3-21
  • Two complimentary guest passes per year
  • Fully tax deductible

Grandparent - $160

  • Two primary members under the same household
  • All grandchildren of the Primary Members ages 3-21
  • Two complimentary guest passes per year
  • Fully tax deductible

Add-Ons

Third Named Adult -$30 Add-On

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


Smithsonian Affiliate Membership – $25 Add-On

Enjoy Smithsonian magazine for a year (12 issues) and reciprocal benefits at other Smithsonian Affiliate museums nationwide. Simply add a Smithsonian Affiliate Membership to your membership at the time of membership purchase* and save! 


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

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River Advocate - $200

  • Two primary members under the same household
  • All children/grandchildren of the Primary Members ages 3-21
  • Four complimentary guest passes per year
  • Membership to Smithsonian Institution including magazine subscription
  • $188 of a River Advocate membership is tax deductible

River Ambassador - $250

  • Two primary members under the same household
  • All children/grandchildren of the Primary Members ages 3-21
  • Six complimentary guest passes per year
  • Membership to Smithsonian Institution including magazine subscription
  • $238 of a River Ambassador membership is tax deductible

Purchase Membership

River Patron - $500 

  • Two primary members under the same household
  • All children/grandchildren of the Primary Members ages 3-21
  • Eight complimentary guest passes per year
  • Membership to Smithsonian Institution including magazine subscription
  • 15% facility rental discount
  • Half-off private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six guests (by appointment)
  • $488 of a River Patron membership is tax deductible

River Champion - $1000

  • Two primary members under the same household
  • All children/grandchildren of the Primary Members ages 3-21
  • Ten complimentary guest passes per year
  • Membership to Smithsonian Institution including magazine subscription
  • 20% facility rental discount
  • One FREE private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six guests (by appointment)
  • Invitations to exclusive River Museum trips and events
  • $988 of a River Champion membership is tax deductible

Current Members

Register or renew your membership, download digital member cards, and learn how to apply benefits to online purchases.

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Corporate Membership

Join today and receive special benefits for your employees and their families, facility rental discounts, and more!

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