Museum Admission & Membership Discounts (Updated!)

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Local Museum Discounts in Hampton Roads VA

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





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Mariners' Museum






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. (check for updates of exhibits open during COVID-19)


Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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


Hermitage Museum & Gardens

  • Admission to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens is FREE in 2021. This includes admission/entry into the new exhibition, Whistler & Company, through April 11, 2021. 



Currently, open with new safety guidelines. 

  • Norfolk Botanical Garden Members: Free General Admission to Nauticus (limit up to 6 guests) in the month of MARCH 2021. NBG Members will receive a special promo code on Thursday, February the 25th via email from NBG. (if you are a member and do not receive a code, please contact the NBG Visitor Center at 757-441-5830 ext 324.) Daily capacity is limited, must reserve tickets online in advance. Please present your NBG Member card on the day of your visit.

  • Military Discount: Through 2021 - All active duty military members can purchase Nauticus general admission tickets from their local MWR office at a special rate of $13.25 for Adults and $11 for children.
  • Teacher Discount: Through 2021 - Free admission to licensed Virginia and North Carolina teachers. Show your educator ID at the Nauticus admissions desk for free entry!


Norfolk Botanical Garden

Currently, open with new safety guidelines.

  • Nauticus Members: Nauticus Members who visit Norfolk Botanical Garden will receive free admission during the month of AUGUST 2021 during the Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea exhibit.  Nauticus members will receive admission registration information and an exclusive code from Nauticus. All participants must register in advance and present Nauticus membership card upon visit to the Garden. Not valid for paid special events and education programs.  

  • 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. 


Virginia Zoo 

Currently, open with new safety guidelines.

  • Through the PowerUp! Program: $5 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.**



Children's Museum of Virginia

  • Currently closed due to COVID-19
  • 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.  

Virginia Beach


Free Fun Saturdays at The Francis Land House

  • Currently closed due to COVID-19
  • Monthly free admission to the Francis Land House, plus tours and crafts celebrating local history.


Virginia MOCA

  • Virginia MOCA - Virginia MOCA is OPEN with limited hours, and admission to the current exhibits is free! 


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.

A Bit Of A Drive



Guided Grounds and House Tour at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond

    • Save up to 34% on Admission and Tour of the Tuckahoe Plantation with this offer. There are ticket options for groups of 2, 4, or 6 available

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.

    • $10 for Tour of Virginia’s oldest church for 2
    • $16 for Tour of Virginia’s oldest church for 4



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Museum Discounts for Families in Hampton Roads VA

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