Gift Memberships

Membership Options


A Discover Membership includes a year of unlimited visits for for up to two named adults and up to four dependent children or grandchildren under 18 per visit.


Discover Plus One

A Discover Plus One Membership includes up to two named adults and up to four dependent children or grandchildren under 18, plus one additional guest per visit. Also includes 50% admission discount for up to six people to Association of Children's Museums (ACM) locations nationwide.


Frequently Asked Questions about Memberships

Gift Memberships

Give the gift of endless adventure and learning with our museum membership! With easy online or in-person purchase and immediate activation, it’s never been easier to give the perfect present. Our memberships provide a year’s worth of excitement and exploration.

Purchase online or at the Discovery Center to start your child’s journey today!

If I buy a gift membership online, what can I give to the recipient?

  • Printable Gift Certificate: Please note that both the recipient and the buyer will receive a confirmation email containing a link to a fillable PDF certificate that you can print out and give as a gift. 
  • If you chose KCDC to send the gift certificate. KCDC will receive notification and will mail the gift certificate within 5 business days of purchase. 

Purchasing at the museum: Memberships purchased at the front desk come with a gift certificate and can be activated immediately or after the purchase date. Membership sales and discounts, like our annual black Friday sale, do not apply to gift certificate purchases.

Our Kansas Children’s Discovery Center stuffed animals, interactive toys and other merchandise are the perfect addition to any membership gift. So why wait? Join us today and make every moment special with the Discovery Shop!

Buy a gift membership online. 


What are the benefits of membership?

  • Free admission to the Kansas Children's Discovery Center.
  • $1 off admission for up to four guests per visit.
  • 10% discount on Discovery Shop merchandise, birthday parties, and some special events.
  • Access to members-only events.
  • Reciprocal benefit of 50% discount on admission at over 150 Association of Children's Museum (ACM) locations nationwide. (Discover Plus One only)
  • Support new programs, exhibits and experiences for all community children.

Gift membership FAQs

If I buy a gift membership online, when does the membership start?

Right away! Your recipient’s membership will start immediately and will expire 12 months after the date of purchase.

I just purchased an online gift membership and selected the delivery to be “Myself via emailed downloadable PDF certificate”. What do I give the gift recipient?

You and the recipient will receive a confirmation email with a printable PDF that you can print and give to your gift recipient. If you did not receive the confirmation email, please contact  us at 785-783-8300 or email us

Where can I buy a paper gift certificate?

Memberships purchased at the front desk come with a gift certificate and can be activated after the purchase date. Membership sales and discounts, like our annual Black Friday Membership Sale, do not apply to gift certificate purchases.

I have selected “KCDC to send the certificate to the Recipient”. How long will it take for KCDC to mail my gift membership to the recipient?

Please allow up to 5 business days for your gift membership to be mailed out.  (Note: both the giver and the recipient will receive the confirmation email with the purchase of a gift certificate.)

I was given an online membership, what do I bring to check in?

Here at the Discovery Center, you can check in with a photo ID or present both your digital card and photo ID. Please note that a photo ID is required for members to check in to the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.

I was given a gift membership certificate, what do I do?

On your first visit to the Discovery Center, please bring your gift certificate and the completed membership form (if you don’t have a form, you can request one at the front desk). The front desk will process your gift certificate and activate your membership right away.  (For more information about memberships please click here.

I was gifted a Discover membership, can I upgrade to the Discover Plus One?

Yes! For $30.00 more, you may upgrade at any time.Please ask our front desk for more information. Note: Your membership expiration date will not change with the upgrade. 

Can I purchase daily admission passes as a gift?

Absolutely! Daily admission passes can only be purchased at the museum.

For more membership questions please click here.