Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)

The Saint Louis Science Center is a member of the The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). The ASTC Travel Passport Program entitles Saint Louis Science Center Members to free or discounted admission at over more than 300 science centers and museums, nature centers, planetariums, and space theaters, and natural history and children’s museums.

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Become a Science Center Member

Members must present their membership card and photo ID at participating museums to receive reciprocal admission. Members are encouraged to call participating museums to verify reciprocal ASTC benefits.

If you plan on visiting an ASTC reciprocal science museum before receiving your Saint Louis Science Center Membership cards, please call the Membership Services Team at 314.289.4491, email, or visit the Membership Services Desk in the Main Lobby of our Oakland Building to request a temporary Proof of Membership email.


What is ASTC?

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is a global organization providing collective voice, professional support, and programming opportunities for science centers, museums, and related institutions, whose innovative approaches to science learning inspire people of all ages about the wonders and the meaning of science in their lives.

Founded in 1973, ASTC represents more than 600 members in nearly 50 countries worldwide, of which more than 350 participate in the ASTC Travel Passport Program.