Become a Works member and get a year’s worth of hands-on discovery at The Works and hundreds of other museums across the country

Become a member today!

Special Offer Going On Now! Purchase any membership (New, Renewal, or Gift) and receive a voucher to select a FREE handblown glass ornament ($19 value) from our Gear Shop! Going on Nov 1 through Dec 31, 2023. This offer will be mailed to you automatically upon purchasing your membership. 


Member Benefits • Unlimited general admission • Free admission to SciDome planetarium shows • Updates on new programs, exhibits & museum news • Member-only events • 10% off all Gift Shop & Art Gallery Purchases* • Discounts on Camps, Classes & Special Events • FREE & DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to more than 900 museums and historical sites nationwide  • 50% off daily admission to The Dawes Arboretum and COSI
*Some art purchases excluded

Four Easy Ways to buy or renew your Works MembershipOnline • By mail – complete and submit the Membership Application • Phone – contact Guest Services at 740-349-9277 • In-person – Tuesday – Saturday, 9 AM-4 PM.

IndividualOne named adult$80
FamilyTwo named adults plus all children 17 and under$100
GrandparentTwo named adults plus all grandchildren 17 and under $90
ExplorerFamily Membership plus designated named caregiver, and Smithsonian Affiliate Membership$150
*Please note: Memberships cannot be in a child’s name. Memberships must have 2 named adults (other than Individual, which has 1 named adult).


Works Member Benefits at Other Museums
Enjoy great savings with reciprocal benefits at fellow Smithsonian Affiliates, Association of Science – Technology Centers, and Time Traveler Museums across the country. Become a Works Member and enjoy access to more than 900 other museums and cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). Participation in reciprocity is at the discretion of each affiliate museum. Please contact the specific museum for details regarding their policy.

COSI: Works Members receive 50% off daily admission
The Dawes Arboretum: Works Members receive 50% off daily admission

NEW! Columbus Member Advantage Program:
Receive a $3 discount at these participating partner organizations with a Works Membership!

• Columbus Metropolitan Club
• Columbus Museum of Art & Pizzuti Collection
• Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
• Ohio History Center
• Ohio Village
• LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Columbus
• National Veterans Memorial & Museum
• Wexner Center for the Arts

Buy a Gift Membership
• By mail – complete and submit the Membership Application
• Phone – contact Guest Services at 740-349-9277

Buy a Works Gift Card
Gift cards can be used for purchases in The Gear Gift Shop, Class and Camp Registrations Fees, and Membership Dues.