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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 fall? 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!


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. Call the library at 757-410-7124 for more information.

Newport News

Mariners’ Museum
The price of admission to The Mariners’ Museum is just $1 per person.

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.
  • November 7, 2021 – The VLM’s Birthday Celebration Celebrate the VLM’s 55th Birthday with a special admission price of $5.50 a person!  It is our gift to the community to celebrate our years of connecting people to nature! Timed tickets will be sold and planetarium shows will be shown throughout the day for $4 (non-members).



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 at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum is always free.

Hermitage Museum & Gardens
Admission to the Hermitage Museum & Gardens is FREE in 2021.

Hunter House Victorian Museum
As our gift to you during this unprecedented year we are offering free admission on tours through the end of the year! Please bring your friends and family to enjoy this special time of year at the Hunter House with us! Updated tour times: Guided Tours: 12pm and 2pm Self-Guided Tours: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm Reservations are required. Please call 757-623-9814 or email hhvmvisitorservices@gmail.com to register for your guided or self-guided tour.


  • Veterans Day Celebration: November 11-14, 2021 from 10AM-5PM. All Veterans and Active Duty Service Members will receive 50% off general admission tickets at the Nauticus admissions desk. Proper ID is required and the discount applies to service members only, additional guests will need to purchase tickets online or at the admissions desk.
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.**
  • IKEA and Virginia Zoo Member Swap: IKEA Norfolk Family members will receive $2 off regular Zoo admission for the month of October. See your monthly IKEA Family email for details. Cannot be combined with any other offers, not valid for ZooBoo, Adult Night, or other educational programming.




Children’s Museum of Virginia

  • Tickets to the Children’s Museum of VA are $5 on Thursdays in October and November. Timed tickets required.
  • 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.


Virginia Beach


Free Admission Days at the Thoroughgood House
In addition to Saturdays, the Thoroughgood House will be open for free tours on Thursdays and Fridays starting June 17.

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.
  • Fall Promotion Discount – Purchase admission now and visit through the end of the year.


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.

  • $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 MyActiveChild.com Calendar!

Museum Discounts for Families in Hampton Roads VA