Adult Admission: $12.00
Child Admission: $12.00
Children under 1: Free
MHDM Members: Free


Ways to Save

Family Free Nights

Join us on the third Saturday of each month for Family Free Nights. The Museum is open until 8:00 pm, and admission from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm is FREE.  Please note:  this event is intended for families with children ages 0-12.  Parent supervision is required at all times

Museums for All

Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain reduced admission, $2.00 per person, simply by presenting their SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) card and picture ID. Payment must be made using cash or credit card. Up to four people per EBT card may be admitted at this reduced fee. This discount applies to regular museum admission only, and does not apply to special events or programs.

Military and First Responder Discount

$1.00 off adult and child admission for active-duty military personnel and certified first responder personnel, and their immediate family members. Offer valid any day. Valid military or first responder ID required.

Blue Star Museum Program

(Armed Forces Day – 3rd Saturday in May – through Labor Day)

Free admission for ACTIVE-DUTY military personnel and their families (including National Guard and Reserve) from Armed Forces Day (the third Saturday in May) through Labor Day.  Valid military ID required.  Blue Star Museums is a collaborative program of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the U.S. Department of Defense.  For more information, please visit:

Reciprocal Admission Programs

MHDM is an active member of both the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and participates in their reciprocal admission programs. Admission discounts vary and some geographic exclusions apply.


Please note – MHDM does not participate in any third party coupon program (Groupon, SaveAround, Entertainment Books, etc).  Third party coupons are not authorized for production and will not be honored.