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The Benefits of Membership

Reflecting our diverse community, the Sacramento Children’s Museum creates playful, interactive and multisensory learning experiences for children of all ages. Our museum provides a space where all kids can learn through hands on play with the caring adults in their lives.

A Membership With Us Includes:

  • FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION for an entire year!
  • Member-only hours (Tue-Sun, 9-10 am)
  • 1/2 off general admission for two guests every time you visit
  • 10% store discount
  • Free member only events
  • Member rate for Birthdays
  • Member email (Leo’s Tales)
  • Opportunity for Member Spotlight

IMPORTANT – All memberships, including gift memberships, become active on the day of purchase and expire one year from the date of purchase.  All memberships must include at least one child and one adult. Not all members need to live in the same household. Membership benefits are not transferable. Memberships are non-refundable.

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Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-10:00AM

Members, join us during select days and hours when the museum is open exclusively for you!

Questions about Membership: email


Play Date

1 adult and 1 child


  • All benefits listed above


Up to four individuals


  • All benefits listed above
  • Association of Children’s Museums membership
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Up to 6 Individuals


  • All benefits listed above
  • Association of Children’s Museums membership


Up to six individuals


  • All benefits listed above
  • Association of Children’s Museums membership
  • 5 single-use guest passes
  • Tax deductible amount: $300


Up to six individuals


  • All benefits listed above
  • Association of Children’s Museums membership
  • 10 single-use guest passes
  • Tax deductible amount: $500


Up to six individuals


  • All benefits listed above
  • Association of Children’s Museums membership
  • 20 single-use guest passes
  • 1 Free Birthday Party
  • Tax deductible amount: $1,000

Reciprocal Benefits

Your membership is the gift that keeps on giving!

With a Family, Family+, Explore, Create or Inspire Membership you and your family receive the added reciprocal benefit of discounted admission to hundreds of children’s museums throughout the country!

Present your e-membership card with an Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) logo at any participating museum and get discounted or free admission (card holder must be present). Reciprocal benefits may include free and/or discounted admission to exhibitions as well as discounts in museum stores and cafés around the United States.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you contact each institution for their reciprocity policy before attending. Reciprocal privileges may be restricted for special ticketed exhibitions. 

Virtual Membership e-Card

We found an opportunity to make your life easier and help the environment! never worry about forgetting your membership card again. By downloading the “E-Membership” App, your membership e-card will be readily available on your phone. Every time you visit us, simply check in at the front desk with your e-card.

  1. Download and install the E-membership App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Open the E-membership App and select the SCM tile (Leo’s Face)
  3. Click on Find My Membership Cards (this step will only need to be performed once)
  4. Enter a phone number (if you are uncertain of which phone number we have listed in your membership account, we can verify it for you)
  5. Enter the first few letters of your last name. Click Find
  6. Click Show My Membership Cards. The cards will remain within the digital folder for the duration of your active membership.

Homeschool Families

Homeschool families! We offer the option to use school funds toward the purchase of a membership. Join us to discover the benefits of being part of our community. Submit a request through your school ordering request system.

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Regular Operating Hours

We're currently closed. We're open again on Saturday () from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Member – Only Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Admission

Tuesday- Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Leo’s Learning Lab will be open
Thurs/Fri – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm &
Sat/Sun – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm