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Museum Admission & Membership Discounts (Updated!)

Imaging with different discounts in a museum frame, highlighting Local Museum Discounts in Hampton Roads Virginia

Interested in saving some money on local Museum memberships or tours in Hampton Roads? Here are some current, and upcoming local discounts for museum admission and/or membership… If we missed a local discount you are aware of please let us know! Additions to this list can be Submitted Here!

Multiple Locations

Chesapeake Public Library
If you are a member of Chesapeake public library be sure to check out their program that provides free passes to local museums (Chrysler Museum and Virginia Zoo). Call the library at 757-410-7124 for more information.

York County Residents
If you live in York County you can take advantage of special discounts just for residents, including admission at local museums.

Hampton

The Sea To Stars Combination Ticket offers a package rate to The Hampton History Museum, The Virginia Air and Space Science Center, and a tour of the harbor in the Hampton Queen

The Hampton History Museum – Weekend of September 16 & 17, 2023 will offer free admission on Saturday (9am – 5pm) and Sunday (1-5 pm) and will present its annual BayShore Beach Experience event, also free, from 6-8 pm Saturday.

The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center

  • Free admission daily, Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am-6pm.

Virginia Air & Space Science Center – 

  • Museums for All Participating museums have committed to offering individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.

Newport News

Mariners’ Museum

  • The price of admission to The Mariners’ Museum is just $1 per person.
  • Museums for All Participating museums have committed to offering individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.

Virginia Living Museum

  • If your child has a Langley Federal Credit Union savings account they can access special benefits through their Constellation Club, including Free admission to Virginia Living Museum and 50% off admission to the Virginia Living Museum Planetarium.

Norfolk

The Chrysler Museum

  • Admission to the Chrysler Museum is always free. The Wonder Studio is an interactive family-friendly gallery to learn about the Chrysler Museum’s collection.

The Wonder Studio at the Chrysler Museum Norfolk VA

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

  • Museum Admission at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum is always free.

Hermitage Museum & Gardens

  • Admission to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens is FREE and open to the public.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

  • Museums for All Participating museums have committed to offering individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.
  • Through the PowerUp! Program: Regular Garden admission discounted to $5 per person. May be asked to show ID. *Discount not valid during special events and cannot be applied toward seasonal boat tours.

Nauticus

  • Museums for All Participating museums have committed to offering individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.
  • Membership Swaps:
    December – Nauticus and Virginia Zoo membership swap

Virginia Zoo

  • Membership Swaps:
    October – YMCA and Virginia Zoo membership swap
    December – Nauticus and Virginia Zoo membership swap

    December – Military Aviation Museum and Virginia Zoo membership swap
  • Senior Wednesdays are Back in August/September 2023
  • Individuals with ADA-Recognized Disability and One Companion can receive free admission upon request. Advance reservation by phone is no longer available and walk-up entry is permitted for this discount only. Any additional paid tickets cannot be purchased onsite and must be reserved in advance online.
  • Through the PowerUp! Program:  $4.95 general admission to any Medicaid recipient age 2 and up (free admission to babies younger than 2). The discount applies Sunday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. **Excludes special events and cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts.**
  • Additional discounts are also available for:
    • AZA Reciprocal memberships50% off admission
    • Zoo Member Guests*$2 off admission
    • Military* $2 off admission
    • First Responder*$2 off admission
    • Norfolk Residents* $2 off admission
    • All College and University Students** $9.95 admission

 

Portsmouth

Children’s Museum of Virginia

  • For a limited time while the elevator is being replaced, enjoy the downstairs of the museum only for the reduced price of $5 per person. Free for ages under 2.
  • Portsmouth Public Library Card Holders can enjoy FREE admission when they check out a museum pass from their local library.
  • Museums On Us – Children’s Museum of VA Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Cardholders can enjoy FREE admission at select Museums on the first weekend of each month. In Hampton Roads, this promotion is accepted at the Children’s Museum of VA.
  • Museum for All Initiative – Children’s Museum of VA – Participating museums have committed to offering individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.
  • Discounts are also available for:
    • Portsmouth city employees – must present their employee identification card on-site to receive the discount.
    • Teacher Discount – Discount limited to PreK-12th grade Virginia teachers with valid identification
    • Reciprocal museum program members (ACM, ASTC, and NARM) must present valid museum membership that meets the requirements of the program as well as valid picture identification on-site to receive the discount.
    • SHRMF members must present museum identification and valid picture identification on-site to receive the discount.

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center – General admission is $3 for all ages, and museum members are free.

Virginia Beach

Cape Henry Lighthouse – save with this offer for discounted admission for 1, 2, and 4 visitors

Military Aviation Museum – Membership Swaps:
December – Military Aviation Museum and Virginia Zoo membership swap

Free Admission at the Thoroughgood House
The Thoroughgood House is NOW OPEN for free tours! No advanced registration required. Tours available on a first come first served basis. Check the weblink for tour hours. 

Union/Kempsville
The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum (PACTS/UKHS) is NOW OPEN for FREE, self-guided tours on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Virginia MOCA

  • Virginia MOCA – Virginia MOCA is OPEN, and admission to the current exhibits is free!

Williamsburg

Jamestown Settlement – Museums for All Participating museums have committed to offering individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.

Colonial Williamsburg

  • PowerUp! Participants receive $5 single day admission ticket per cardholder ages 6+, under 6 years old free. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.
  • Military discount – Active-duty Military, Reservists, National Guard Personnel, Retired military and veterans enjoy FREE Admission to Colonial Williamsburg on select days each year.
  • Fall Admission Promotion – Save at Colonial Williamsburg (Limited Time Offer) – pay for a multi-day admission to Colonial Williamsburg once, and go back FREE for the rest of the year.
  • Good Neighbor Pass – A special pass for Williamsburg residents. Unlimited admission, discounts, and more.
  • Museums for All Participating museums have committed to offering individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.

 

A Bit Of A Drive

 

James Madison Museum in Orange, VA
Admission for Two, Three, or Four Adults to James Madison Museum (Up to 20% Off)

Historic St Luke’s Church in Smithfield
Enjoy a 45 minute Guided Tour for 2 or 4 people.

 

Find even more Free or Discounted Events on the MyActiveChild.com Calendar!

Museum Discounts for Families in Hampton Roads VA