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Membership FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about NDGTS Memberships

When I buy a membership, how soon can I begin using it?

Your benefits begin immediately after purchase. You will receive a digital membership card by email.

How long is my membership active?

Your membership is valid for one year from the month of purchase (end of the month). For example, if you join March 15, 2023, your membership expires March 31, 2024.

Does my membership cover my child care provider?

Your child care provider is covered under a Family Plus or Sustaining Membership. Your child care provider must present a photo ID and membership card at the science center entrance. If you have any other level of membership, your child care provider must also be a member or pay admission to the gallery.

My adult relatives live with me at my house. Are they covered by my membership?

Relatives such as siblings, parents, or adult children who live with you are covered under a Family Plus or Sustaining Membership. A Family Membership covers parents and their minor children.

How do I know when my membership expires?

The expiration date of your membership is on your digital membership card. You can choose to renew your membership automatically, or you will receive renewal notices by email.

Can member children visit when an adult member is not present?

Children 12 years of age and over should present their parents’ membership card at the entrance. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Is my membership good at other museums?

All North Dakota’s Gateway to Science members receive reciprocal privileges through the Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC). Some members receive reciprocal privileges through the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network (ACM). Contact other organizations before visiting to verify admission policies and hours of operation.

Can I lend my membership card to a friend?

No. Memberships are non-transferrable and are intended for use by individual households only.

Can I transfer my membership into someone else’s name if I move to another city or state?

No. Memberships are non-transferable.

Why do I have to show a photo ID when I use my membership?

We request a photo ID to help protect members and to verify that memberships are only used by those entitled to the benefits.