Museum Admission & Membership Discounts - Fall & Winter 2018


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!




Hampton History Museum

  • The Hampton History Museum will be free to active duty, retired military, veterans, NASA employees and their families with ID in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, Monday, November 12, 2018

Newport News

Mariners' Museum

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 - In honor of Veterans Day, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will offer Museum FREE admission to Active Duty and Retired Military, Veterans, and their immediate families with valid military ID. Free admission does not include 3D movies.
  • Beginning on Saturday, November 17, 2018 the price of admission to The Mariners' Museum will be just $1 for all time.

Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac)


Museum for All Initiative - Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac)

  • 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

  • November 11, 2018 - Save the date for $1 Admission in celebration of The VLM's birthday! 



Chrysler Museum's Wonder Studio

  • Admission to the Chrysler Museum is always free but on weekends you need to reserve your (free) ticket/time slot for admission into the new Wonder Studio. 


Hampton Roads Naval Museum

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



  • Through the PowerUp! Program: At Nauticus, through June 30, 2019, residents who present their Medicaid card will pay $5 for an admission ticket, which includes both Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. The $5 rate applies to both adults and children.


  • November 11, Noon – 5 p.m. In recognition of Veterans Day, Nauticus will offer $5 admission for all active duty military and their dependents (I.D. required).


Norfolk Botanical Garden

  • Through the PowerUp! Program: Regular Garden admission discounted to $5 per person. Maybe asked to show ID. *Discount not valid during special events and cannot be applied toward seasonal boat tours. 

Norfolk Botanical Garden

  • In honor of Military Veterans: Free admission for every 10th military ID, November 9, 2018 - opening night of Million Bulb Walk only

Virginia Zoo 

  • 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.**

Virginia Zoo

  • In honor of Military Veterans: Virginia Zoo: $5 admission for active duty and veterans November 10th – 18, 2018



Children's Museum of Virginia

  • 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. 
  • Whoopee Wednesdays - Children's Museum of VA
    • Admission is $5.00 per person every Wednesday between 1p.m. -5 p.m. (through May 22, 2019)
  • Veterans Day Special - Children's Museum of VA
    • On Saturday, November 10 – Monday, November 12 the Children’s Museum of Virginia will offer a discounted $5 admission for all veterans, Department of Defense civilians, and dependents (with a valid I.D; children under 2 are free)

Virginia Beach

Cape Henry Lighthouse

  • Save up to 55% on tickets to the Cape Henry Lighthouse with this offer

Veterans Day at The Virginia Aquarium

  • In honor of Veterans Day,  Active duty military, retirees, and veterans will receive 50% off their Aquarium admission ticket from November 3 through 11 when they show an acceptable form of identification. This special applies only to the individual who served, not the family. 

Free Fun Saturdays at The Francis Land House

  • Monthly free admission to the Francis Land House, plus tours and crafts celebrating local history.

Free Admission at Virginia MOCA

  • November 24, and December 30, 2018 are free admission days at MOCA.
  • Military Family Day at MOCA - Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10am-1pm Military and veteran families are invited to spend the day at MOCA. Create, explore, enjoy art, and most important, have fun together! Join a family conversations tour, play detective in a gallery scavenger hunt, and experience the interactive ARTlab. Families are also welcome to visit our Studio School for a drop-in art making activity. FREE 



Colonial Williamsburg

  • Save $4 on a single day adult ticket, or $4 on an adult America's Historic Triangle Ticket with this offer.


Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum & 4D Theater

  • Save $3 (adult) or $2 (child) on this Combo Admission to Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and 4D Theater in Williamsburg with this offer.



Waterman's Museum

  • Free admission to the Waterman's Museum in October for residents of York County Virginia!

A Bit Of A Drive



Guided Grounds and House Tour at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond

  • Save up to 41% on Admission and Tour of the Tuckahoe Plantation with this offer. There are ticket options for groups of 2, 4, or 6 available

James Monroe's Highland - Admission to the 5th President of the United States Home for Two or Four in Charlottesville

  • $16 for admission for two (up to $28 value)
  • $32 for admission for four (up to $56 value)

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


Find even more Free or Discounted Events on the Calendar!


Museum Discounts for Families in Hampton Roads VA

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