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Members' Information

New Membership and Benefit Changes

Five Things You May Not Know About ASDM

  1. ASDM relies on gate admissions, membership dues and the generosity of donors for its support. The Museum received no city, county, state, or federal funding for operations (except for a small amount of grant funding for conservation and education programs).
  2. Annual care of the Museum’s living collections and upholding AZA standards is costly – the Museum’s operating expenses are just over $25,000 per day.
  3. The Museum’s operating expenses have increased 17.5% since 2015.
  4. The Museum has not changed its membership benefits or increased pricing since 2016.
  5. Coming soon! You will be able to check your membership status online and be able to renew or upgrade your membership when we launch our new member interface later this year!

Beginning Friday, June 15th, 2018 the Museum will be increasing the rates charged for all categories of membership, with the exception of the Student category.

General Memberships

Student $35
Individual $69
Dual $99
Family $125

In the General Membership categories some benefits and policies are also changing:

  1. Members receive discounts on strollers, manual wheelchairs, and electric convenience vehicles
    Strollers $5
    Wheelchair Rental $7
    Electric Scooter $20
  2. Members will now enjoy a one-time use only 10% off coupon for the gift shop and restaurants; and
  3. Please note: If you purchase a new membership or renew a lapsed membership (more than 3 months lapsed) in person at the Museum, your membership cards, passes, and coupons will be mailed to you. You will not be able to receive your guest passes or coupons at the time of purchase. If your membership is not lapsed by over 3 months, you will be able to receive your guest passes and coupons at the time of purchase.

Sustaining Memberships

Turquoise $225
Copper $350
Silver $700
Gold $1500

In the Sustaining Membership categories some benefits and policies are also changing:

  1. Members receive free use of strollers and wheelchairs. Electric Scooter rental is $20
  2. Members will now enjoy a 10% year-round discount on all food and gift shop purchases
  3. Members will receive five complimentary one-time-use only stingray entrance passes; and
  4. Please note: If you purchase a new membership or renew a lapsed membership (more than 3 months lapsed) in person at the Museum, your membership cards, passes, and coupons will be mailed to you. You will not be able to receive your guest passes or coupons at the time of purchase. If your membership is not lapsed by over 3 months, you will be able to receive your guest passes and coupons at the time of purchase.
Picture of plastic 'guest of' card

And finally, the look of all membership cards will be changing (with the exception of the Life Member card). Instead of a permanent credit-card type of card, all Members will be transitioned, over the next 12 months, to an annual membership card that is made of sturdy paper (you can laminate it yourself if you want it to be sturdier). Your new membership card(s) will now feature your name, category of membership, expiration date and barcode. Every time you renew your membership you will receive a new card. Additionally, the guest passes and coupons or tickets associated with your level of membership will also be presented on the same sheet that will provide you your membership card. All cards, passes and coupons can be perforated off for use.

For answers to questions about these new changes and perhaps other questions you may have about your membership, please visit the Museum’s Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have a comment about these new changes please put your thoughts in writing to Member Services at membership@desertmuseum.org

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Desert Museum and its mission. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to the Museum.

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Call the Member & Donor Services office
Monday — Friday from 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. at 520-883-1380 x 7123 or 7125
The membership office is closed on major holidays

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