FREE Admission to Roberson Museum and Planetarium

FREE entry into Roberson Museum and Science Center, including planetarium shows, family events, and Home for the Holidays.

FREE Admission into 250 Museums and Science Centers World Wide

FREE or reduced admission to over 250 science centers worldwide and over 20 New York State Museums.  Additional special member pricing at the Ross Park Zoo, The Discover Center, and Phelps Mansion.


Invitations to Member Only Events

Invitations to member events such as openings and member appreciation nights, as well as access to our newsletter.

Member Discounts

Members also receive discounts on the Museum Shop, Roberson classes, programs, summer camps and admission into local institutions. 

Full List of Benefits
  • FREE admission to Roberson Museum and Science Center, including unlimited visits to our digital Planetarium
  • FREE admission during our annual Home for the Holidays season
  • FREE admission to over 250 science centers worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Passport Program, including Kopernick Observatory & Science Center, Corning Museum of Glass, and Sciencenter.
  • FREE admission to Family Events such as Space Day, Spooktacular, Rocks and Fossils, and many more
  • FREE or SPECIAL MEMBER PRICING to partner institutions through Empire State Reciprocal Program
  • SPECIAL MEMBER PRICING on event tickets and rental space in Roberson Mansion or Museum
  • EXCLUSIVE invitations to members-only events, including exhibition openings and membership appreciation nights, and access to the bi-annual newsletter
  • DISCOUNT 10% off purchases in the Roberson Museum Shop (Excluding consignment items. Ask Museum Shop staff for details)
  • DISCOUNTED $2 off admission to Ross Park Zoo, the Discovery Center, and Phelps Mansion
Other Membership Opportunities


Roberson values its library and nonprofit organization partners and their patrons. We believe our partnership helps serve the community and increase the accessibility of the arts, history, and science.

  • Libraries and Nonprofit Organizations are welcome to purchase one or more LAO memberships for their staff and patrons to borrow. 
  • Each LAO membership is valid for one year, includes two cards, and admits four individuals (per card, per visit) for free admission to the Museum, including the Planetarium
  • In addition, pass-holder benefits include:
    • Discounted $2-off Museum admission for up to two additional individuals per visit, not including Planetarium
    • 10% discount in Museum Shop
    • Children ages 4 and younger are always free for Museum and Planetarium admission
    • Admission to specified family events**
  • LAO Members will receive complimentary Roberson Newsletters
  • LAO memberships are restricted to public libraries and other 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. 
  • Roberson’s LAO Membership cards are valid at Roberson Museum and Science Center only, and may not be used for admission to reciprocal partner museums.
  • LAO membership cannot be used in combination with any other offers or discounts. 
  • LAO membership may not be used for member pricing on Roberson events and classes (including Clayworks), or events requiring a ticket purchase such as Wine and Food Fest.

**Event must be advertised as “free with the price of admission,” for LAO cardholders to enter at no additional charge

Annual Membership Levels

$40 Individual Membership
  • One personalized card
  • Two dollars off admission for one accompanied guest per visitor
  • All basic benefits.
$65 Dual Membership
  • Two personalized cards
  • Up to two accompanied guests
  • Plus all basic benefits.
$125 Supporter Membership
  • Up to two personalized cards
  • Up to four accompanied guests, two passes for unaccompanied guests
  • All basic benefits.

Please allow 14-21 business days. You can visit us for a temporary membership card if you plan on visiting a participating museum or science center during that time. Please call 607-772-0660 or email membership@roberson.org with any questions regarding memberships.

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.