by Kristine F

The Kalamazoo area has many great attractions for families to explore, and these attractions offer family memberships, which can help families get the most for their money. Once the membership is purchased, your family can visit unlimited times for free throughout the year!

With a family membership there is no hurry to see everything before you leave, because you can return at any time, and if it is someplace that your family loves you can explore as many times as you like within the year.

And, these memberships often offer extra benefits just for being a member. What a great deal!

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Air Zoo

6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 382-6555

Family Membership Rate – $100

Family Membership Description – A family includes two adults and all named children, 18 years and younger, living in the same household.

Membership Benefits

  • ASTC membership benefits giving you FREE or reduced admission to over 1,200 museums and science centers worldwide!
  • Unlimited access to all rides and attractions for a year.
  • Invitations to special events.
  • 10% discount in Fly Buy Gift Shop.
  • Checkout privileges at the Air Zoo library.
  • Discounts on selected camps, programs and exhibits.
  • Free enrollment in the Air Zoo Sky Kids Club (ages 6-11).


Binder Park Zoo 

7400 Division Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49014 | (269) 979-1351

Family Membership Rate – $80

Family Membership Description – Two named adults living in the same household and their dependent children aged 18 and younger.

Membership Benefits –

  • Free admission to Binder Park Zoo for an entire season (excludes ZooBoo and Zoo Lights).
  • Discounted admission to over 120 participating American zoos and aquariums.
  • Free Binder Park Zoo magazines and newsletters.
  • Discounts on Day Camps and other Binder Park Zoo programs.
  • Members Only Coupons and Specials (new or renewing memberships only).

RELATED: Michigan Museums, Gardens & Zoos With Reciprocal Membership Agreements


Gilmore Car Museum

6865 West Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060 | (269) 671-5089

Family Membership Rate – $65

Family Membership Description – Unlimited annual general admission to the Museum and car shows for cardholder, spouse and their minor children 17 and under.

Membership Benefits

  • Admission to car shows and meets (as a spectator – annual membership does not include showing a vehicle), exhibit previews, and all member-exclusive events.
  • Special, discounted rates for Museum events and gatherings.
  • Bi-annual magazine, “The Industry Standard” and e-News updates.
  • 10% discount for all non-food items in the Museum Store.


(photo courtesy of Tara Fletcher Photography)

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

314 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | (269) 349-7775

Family Membership Rate – $85

Family Membership Description – Two adults and children 18 or younger living at the same address.

Membership Benefits –

  • Unlimited free admission to the temporary exhibitions and Permanent Collection galleries.
  • Free or discounted admission to all programs and receptions.
  • Invitations to members-only exhibition previews, receptions and special events.
  • 10% discount on Gallery Shop purchases of $10 or more.
  • Unlimited $20 discount on Kirk Newman Art School classes.
  • Early registration for Kirk Newman Art School classes.
  • Free subscription to the award-winning KIA quarterly newsletter, Sightlines.
  • Opportunity to join KIA affiliate groups, such as the Kalamazoo Art League and become a volunteer Docent.
  • Circulation privileges at the KIA Mary & Edwin Meader Fine Arts Library.



Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 North Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | (269) 381-1574

Household Membership Rate – $75

Household Membership Description – All individuals living at a single address.

Membership Benefits

  • Free admission for all people living at the same address.
  • 2 guest passes.
  • Nanny privileges valid for one adult listed on your membership when accompanied by member’s children and member card.
  • 1 KNC static window decal.
  • Reduced rates for classes, events, and CSA shares.
  • Early registration and member rates for camp.
  • Bi-monthly newsletter.
  • 10% discount in KNC gift shops.

Leila Arboretum

928 Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49037 | (269) 969-0270

Family/Grandparent Membership Rate — $50 ($40 for Military-Active/Veteran)

Family/Grandparent Membership Description – Two adults and kids/grandkids under the age of 18.

Membership Benefits

  • 10% off classes and products of Leila Arboretum.
  • 10% off plants at the Annual Plant Sale (fundraiser) in May.
  • Discounts at participating member merchants.
  • Free admission for 2 adults to over 150 American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Gardens.
  • 2 free general admissions to reciprocal area Museums.
  • Opportunity to because a member of Kingman Museum for an additional fee.

kellogg bird sanctuary

W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary 

12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012 | (269) 671-2510

Household Membership Rate – $50

Household Membership Description – Unlimited free admission for up to 2 adults and children or dependents ages 17 years and younger, all residing in the same household.

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited free admission for those covered.
  • Monthly KBS e-Station to Station e-newsletter and Annual Report.
  • 10% discount on Resource Center purchases.
  • Reduced rates for Sanctuary programs and events.










By | 2017-02-06T21:24:57+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on Family Memberships to Area Museums – What’s Included

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