Membership

Why should I become a member?

Membership at CDMOD is your passport to a wonderful world of incredible, hands-on, interactive exhibits, special classes, workshops and Membership Appreciation events throughout the year. Come enjoy our exhibit galleries, trike track and sandbox, community gardens, art and celebrations room and covered picnic area.

Membership Benefits for All Levels include: Unlimited admission for one year; invitations to members-only previews, receptions, and special events; member newsletter.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, CDMoD relies on the generosity and support of our members.  Your membership supports our mission of being a resource for children and families to experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. The museum inspires personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations of exhibits and programs.

Family Memberships

IMAGINE- $115
  • 1 adult and 1 child living in the same household. The named adult must be present at the time of the visit.
  • 2 complimentary one-time use Guest Passes if purchased before 3/1/24.
EXPLORE- $225
  • 2 named adults and 2 named children living in the same household (age 1 year and older). At least one named adult must be present at the time of the visit.
  • 2 one-time use Guest Passes if purchased before 3/1/24.
DREAM- $300
  • 2 named adults and 4 children (age 1 year and older) living in the same household. At least one named adult must be present at the time of the visit.
  • 2 one-time use Guest Passes if purchased before 3/1/24.
  • ACM reciprocal – Click HERE for a List of Participating Museums
GRANDPARENTS' CIRCLE- $500
  • 2 named adults and 4 children. At least one named adult must be present at the time of the visit.
  • 10% Gift Shop Discount
  • 4 complimentary one-time use Guest Passes.
  • Exclusive Annual Grandparents’ Circle Event
  • Name recognition on “Grandparent’s Circle” plaque in lobby (if purchased by 3/1/24 to be included in 2024- updated each year)
  • ACM reciprocal – Click HERE for a List of Participating Museums
FRIEND OF THE MUSEUM- $1000
  • 2 named individuals and 6 guests (age 1 year and older). At least one named adult must be present at the time of the visit
  • 10% Store Discount
  • 4 complimentary one-time use Guest Passes
  • Advanced registration for Camps
  • Exclusive “Friends of the Museum” events at least twice a year
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek Event on March 24, 2024 prior to Grand Reopening
  • Name recognition on “Friends of the Museum” plaque in lobby (if purchased by 3/1/24 to be included in 2024- updated each year)
  • AMC Reciprocal Membership – Click HERE for a List of Participating Museum

Membership Policies:

  • There is a $5 replacement fee for lost or stolen cards.
  • Memberships do not apply for groups, tours or for special events.
  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Photo identification is required at the time of visit. The photo should match the person whose name is on the membership.
  • CDMOD reserves the right to make changes to its benefits structure at any time.
  • Your membership will start on the day of your first visit and will be valid for 365 days thereafter.  

The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is a member of the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Memberships Program. Grandparent and above memberships qualify for ACM reciprocal benefits at participating Children’s Museums.

For more information on family memberships, please email info@cdmod.org or call 760-321-0602.

 Membership Add-Ons:

Toddler Time Pass – $50

(Will be available when we open)

Additional individual – $45

  • Add one additional named individual to your membership.
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