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Thank you for being a member of The Iowa Children’s Museum! Your membership is a gateway to imagine, create, discover and explore throughout the year.

Membership Benefits

Take full advantage of your membership:

  • Unlimited play in our exhibits!
  • 10% Discount to book a party!
  • 10% Discount on programs 
  • 10% Discount at the Think Tank Gift Shop 
  • Half price admission to 200+ children’s museums across the U.S. 
  • Exclusive member-only hours and events


Member News

Don’t forget to stay in touch!

Be the first to hear about early access to program registration, receive museum news, and get updates about information about your membership.

Membership Portal

Access the details of your membership

  • View your membership details  
  • Get membership cards 
  • Register for programs and events  
  • Renew your current membership  
  • Gift a membership
  • And more!

Member portal FAQs

Logging in to our Member Portal allows you to use the full benefits of your membership (register for a program, view your digital membership card, etc.) To do so, click here and enter the username and password associated with your membership.

Don’t know your username and/or password? Click the “Need help logging on?” link on the login page. This allows you to enter the email address associated with your membership to receive a password reset link and username information. Once you have a password, follow the login prompts to access your account.

Once you have logged in, you can go to “My Account” in the upper right to access your digital membership card, view the expiration date on your membership, and view other details about your account.

Still need more help logging in? Email or call our front desk at 319-625-6255 for assistance!

Once you have logged in to our Member Portal, you can go to “My Account” in the upper right to access your digital membership card, view the expiration date on your membership, and check out other details about your account.

Renewing your membership

  • Log in to the Membership Portal system.  If you have not created a password yet, click Need Help Logging On?  This will email you a link to create a password.  

  • Select the membership level you would like.

  • Check to make sure contact info is correct for your membership, and that the adult and child members listed are correct.  Correct birthdates if needed.

  • If you would like to add a guest add-on, you can do so at the top of the page, where it says “Guest Member.”

  • If you selected to add a Guest Member, enter Guest as first name and Guest as last name.

  • Click Continue, and then Checkout

Enter your payment information, and Make Payment

Giving a membership to another family or individual has never been easier! We now recommend that all gift memberships be processed as a digital gift card. This allows the receiving family/individual to start the 12-month membership at the time of their choice (rather than immediately).

  • Click here to view all gift card and gift membership options.

  • Select the membership type you would like to purchase.

  • Proceed to check-out and finalize your transaction.

All digital gift cards are sent to the email address you provide and can be printed from the comfort of your own home.

Membership FAQs

Memberships typically expire 12 months from the date of purchase. You can view the specific date that your membership expires by logging into the Membership Portal and clicking “My Account” in the upper right.

Membership cards are now digital! To view your card, login to our Membership Portal and click the Purchases or Registrations tab. Find your most recent membership purchase or renewal transaction and click on the View Details button to see your membership purchase details. On that page, you can click to view your membership card. Digital membership cards are also linked in the receipt email you received when purchasing your membership.

This digital card is acceptable for receiving discounts through the Association of Children’s Museum Reciprocal Network.

We offer member-only hours throughout the year! Check out our calendar for the most up-to-date information.  

Your membership is non-transferrable, but you know firsthand how awesome it is to receive the gift of play! If you’d like to purchase a gift card or gift membership for someone else, click here.

We send updates to the email address associated with your membership on a regular basis, including information about your membership, early access to program registration, and other museum news.

Please let us know if we should update our records with a new email address and be sure that is not being filtered to your spam folder.  

Association of Children’s Museum Reciprocal Network

The Iowa Children’s Museum is proud to be a part of the Association of Children’s Museums which serves as an advocate and resource for children’s museums around the country. Your ICM Membership entitles you to half off admission for up to 6 people at reciprocating children’s museums.