Thank you members! Membership dollars help us offer exhibits and programs that make The Tech Interactive a vital resource for our schools and community. With your support, The Tech Interactive provides free field trips and hands-on science labs for students who otherwise could not visit us!
Members Make It All Possible
At The Tech, we recognize the unique value and creative potential in everyone. We spark imaginations through our programs.
When you become a member, you join our mission to inspire the innovator in everyone. You're helping us develop the next generation of problem-solvers, provide equitable access to high-quality STEM learning, and empower students with the skills and confidence to pursue 21st-century careers.
But we can’t do this without your support. Won’t you join our award-winning organization?
Benefits of Membership
Joining The Tech Interactive pays for itself in just two visits, and all membership levels include these great benefits:
- 100% tax deductible.
- Unlimited general admission for a year, including all exhibits and one educational IMAX show per day.
- Half-off admission (including an educational IMAX film) for your guests.
- Free or discounted admission to more than 300 science and technology centers worldwide through reciprocal member admission agreements.
- 10% off purchases at The Tech Store, The Tech Cafe, and the IMAX concession stand.
- Exclusive member events and IMAX screenings. Check out upcoming and past events!
- Discounts on birthday parties and girl scout badge programs.
Play it forward! If you love science and technology, you belong at The Tech Interactive. As a member you’ll enjoy terrific benefits, including free admission for a year, invitations to exclusive events, discounts and more.
Are you or your organization interested in supporting The Tech at higher levels?
Donors starting at $500 receive free admission and educational IMAX for 10 people. Donors starting at $1,000 also receive invitations to exclusive donor events.
ASTC Passport Program
All members of The Tech Interactive receive free or reduced admission to more than 300 science and technology centers worldwide through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program. View the ASTC Passport Program list of currently participating institutions and policies. Local restrictions apply to museums located within 90 miles of your residence and/or The Tech Interactive. See below for exceptions to this rule.
Local Reciprocal Program Agreement
We have partnered with the below Bay Area institutions to create an exception to the local 90-mile restriction in the ASTC Passport Program: All members of The Tech Interactive receive 50% off admission for each named cardholder at the following places. Members at the Family level and higher also receive 50% off admission for up to four children.
- Lindsay Wildlife Experience (Walnut Creek)
- Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (San Jose)
- CuriOdyssey (San Mateo)
- Children’s Creativity Museum (San Francisco)
- The Lawrence Hall of Science (University of California, Berkeley)
- Chabot Space and Science Center (Oakland)
The Tech Interactive also offers this reciprocal benefit to members of the above institutions when they visit The Tech Interactive. Participants in this local agreement and terms of admission are subject to change at any time. Please call ahead to confirm reciprocal discounts.
ASTC Passport Policies
- Always bring your member card(s) and a valid ID.
- Reciprocal admission policies vary by institution. Before your visit, please contact the institution to confirm its reciprocal admission benefits.
- Reciprocal admission policies are voluntary and subject to change at any time.
- Reciprocity extends only to regular museum admission. It does not include special exhibit fees, additional attractions, program discounts, or store discounts unless specified.