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Become a Member Today!

The Delaware Academy of Science conveniently offers several ways to become a member:

Online Membership – Click here to purchase an Annual Membership to the Delaware Academy of Science.

By Phone – Call 302-368-5703 during visiting hours.

In Person – Visit the museum and speak with a staff member.

By Mail – Please email to request a form.

Membership level information is below.

Why Become a Member?

The Iron Hill Museum depends on membership contributions to help meet the needs of the community we are so pleased to serve. Your membership to the Delaware Academy of Science helps to support our exhibits, collections, educational programs, and the operations of the museum throughout the year.


Your Delaware Academy of Science Membership supports exhibits, collections, conservation, scientific research and educational programs throughout the entire year. And the Academy’s partnerships with over 300 peer organizations through the exclusive reciprocal admission program of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) enable our members to visit hundreds of other participating museums, science centers, and historical places of interest for free or reduced general admissions using their identification cards.

For the most current listings of peer organizations currently participating in reciprocal admission programs with the Iron Hill Museum, visit the ASTC Passport Program webpage.

Basic Membership Benefits for 12 Months

  • Personalized identification card

  • Free admission to the Iron Hill Museum

  • 10% discount on purchases at the Iron Hill Museum gift shop

  • Subscription to the quarterly Delaware Academy of Science newsletter

  • Special member privileges for Academy activities and events

  • Discounts and/or advance sign-ups for camps and special activities

  • Free (or reduced) general admission to over 300 museums, science centers, and historical places through the ASTC Passport Program!

General Membership Levels


  • Basic membership levels for lifetime for an individual. 

  • Lifetime member's proceeds are added to an Academy endowment managed by the Delaware Community Foundation.



  • Basic membership levels for an individual. 

  • Free admission for an individual, including guest (1) to special Academy events.


  • Basic membership benefits. 

  • Access for parents or caregivers (2) and children (4) under 18 years of age from one household.


  • Basic membership benefits

  • Access for parents or caregivers (2) and children (4) under 18 years of age from one grandparent household.


  • Basic membership benefits for one individual.


  • Basic membership benefits for an individual with a valid student ID. (K-12 or college)

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