Membership Information


Why Join the ICM Membership Program?

The Iowa Children's Museum is dedicated to educating children and strengthening families in an informal, interactive learning environment that inspires every child to imagine, create, discover, and explore through the power of play.

Joining the ICM Membership Program enables your family to take advantage of unlimited visits to our outstanding exhibits and programs for an entire year at a significant discount at the times that are most convenient for you.  The average family membership costs the museum $320 in actual costs.  Museum membership costs are subsidized by contributions from our annual donors so that we are able hold our membership fee at $125.

As a non-profit organization, your participation in our membership program helps to ensure that The Iowa Children's Museum continues to thrive as a family resource that helps children grow into creative, capable individuals who realize how much fun learning can be!

Membership Benefits:

  • 10% Discount on Programs - Includes ICM Summer Camps and special workshops through out the year.
  • 10% Discount on Birthday Parties - ICM Birthday Parties are fun for kids and a piece of cake for adults.
  • 10% Discount at the Think Tank - ICM t-shirts, educational toys, games, puzzles, and more delight children and adults alike!
  • Half price admission to almost 200 children's museums across the U.S. through the Association of Children's Museum's Reciprocal Network!
Note: Children's Museum memberships and coupons cannot be applied to education programs

ACM Reciprocal Network:

The Iowa Children's Museum is proud to be a part of the Association of Children's Museums ACM Reciprocal Networkwhich serves as an advocate and resource for children's museums around the country.Beginning in April 2013 the ACM Reciprocal program has become the ACM Reciprocal Network.  Your Iowa Children's Museum ACM membership benefit will now entitle you to a 50% discount on all admissions up to 6 people at reciprocating children's museums.  This reflects a new national policy adopted for all children's museums in the reciprocal network.  For a list of participating museums please inquire at the museum's front desk or by clicking here.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura at

click here for brochure!

Haga clic aquí para descargar información sobre asociaciones en el ICM


Click here to view a printable membership application!    Click here to purchase a membership online!       Click here to renew your membership online!

Membership Options
Museum memberships cannot be shared by multiple families.


Includes free admission for one year for two named adults living in one household and all named children under age 18 living in that same household.


Includes free admission for one year for two named grandparents living in one household and all of their named grandchildren under age 18.


Includes all the benefits of the family membership PLUS 12 free admission passes ($96 value).  Great to use throughout the year for friends, family and caregivers!


For information about our special membership package for registered childcare providers, please contact Laura Bandfield at 319-625-6255 x209.


The Iowa Children's Museum is proud to offer "ICM for Everyone" memberships to economically disadvantaged families.  Click here to learn more.


Additional Admission Options:

The Following option does not include membership benefits!

Individual Annual Pass $40
Includes free admission for one year from the date of purchase for one named adult or child.  Great for grandparents, friends, and babysitters!  Does not include member benefits.
Click here to purchase an Individual Annual Pass.