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(formerly the Science Center of CT)
Join Us! Become a Member

Membership benefits include free admission to the Nature Center and to the Children's Museum, as well as a quarterly newsletter, discounts on program fees, a 10% discount in the Nature Center's Store and invitations to special events. Members also receive admission to more than 200 other science / technology centers throughout the country. Membership information is available in the Center's gift shop. 

Become a member now! Download the application (PDF format) and mail it today.

All Membership Categories include the following benefits:

  • Free unlimited visits to Roaring Brook Nature Center and The Children's Museum for one full year

  • Deduction of $1.00 off your guests' exhibit admission fees.

  • Discount for Planetarium and laser shows at the Children's Museum

  • Discounts on classes and programs

  • Discounts on birthday parties

  • Discounts at the Roaring Brook Store and The Children's Museum Explore Store

  • Members privileges at Special Events

  • Quarterly newsletter

  • Free admission to over 200 science museums worldwide

  • Tax Deductibility

  • Invitation to Members only special events

Membership Categories

Membership Type
Annual Dues

Family Plus or Grandparent Plus
Includes all of the above benefits, plus two guests per visit to the Children's Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center, and admission to 100 additional children's museums.


Basic benefits for two adults and all children age 18 and under living at the same address.


Basic benefits for two adults and all grandchildren.


Includes all the Family Plus and Grandparent Plus benefits, plus free admission to Gengras Planetarium Shows.


Gift memberships are available at The Children's Museum. For more information on Gift Memberships, please contact the Membership Department at (860) 231-2830, ext. 12 or 44 or email JMcKiernan@thechildrensmuseumct.org .

Library Membership

Did you know that Roaring Brook and the Children's Museum offers memberships to libraries? Contact your local library to see if they have a pass you can borrow to visit the Children's Museum and check out our latest exhibits!

The pass allows you to enjoy both The Children's Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton.

Library Memberships cost $100 each. A Library Membership card is sent to the subscribing library for patrons to check out, as they would books. Each card provides one free admission with every paid admission per visit to The Children's Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center.

For information on purchasing a Library Membership, please contact the Children's Museum Membership and Development Department at (860) 231-2830, ext. 12 or email the Membership Coordinator .

Corporate Membership

The Children's Museum invites you to become part of an exciting adventure! Join the growing number of businesses that support our educational mission and provide tangible benefits for their employees.

For information on becoming a Corporate Member, please contact the Membership and Development Department at (860) 231-2830, ext. 12 or email the Corporate Membership Coordinator .

All corporate members receive:

  • FREE admission for all employees to the Children's Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center (with company identification). This does not include employee family members

  • $1.00 off the exhibit admission price for each additional guest at The Children's Museum and the Roaring Brook Nature Center

  • 15% Discount on the purchase of family memberships for your employees to the Children's Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center

  • 10% discount for all employees in the Explore Store and the Roaring Brook Store (with company identification)

  • Invitations to Children's Museum special events and exhibit openings

  • Reduced room rental rate for corporate functions

  • Up to 10 subscriptions to the Children's Museum's newsletter

Rates for Corporate Membership are based on the number of employees in the company:

Number of Employees Level of Support
Above 5000 $2000
2500 - 4999 $1500
100 - 2499 $1000
99 or fewer $ 500

The Children's Museum / Roaring Brook Nature Center is pleased to have the following companies as Corporate Members:

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for something different? 

Roaring Brook Nature Center is looking for volunteers!  We are looking for people who have a few hours a month, an interest in animals or the environment, and a desire to serve a larger community.  If you have skills (all types, from art to office to computers), we have needs (all kinds, from animals to organizing). Volunteer opportunities include:

    • graphic designer
    • office support
    • grant writing/ fundraising
    • public relations
    • gardening
    • gift shop
    • special events
    • hostitality
    • building maintenance (carpentry, electrical, etc.)

For more information, call Beth Dal Negro at (860) 693-0263.

Volunteers Needed!

  • Volunteers are needed in the spring and summer to help maintain the Porritt Wildflower Trail and the Marabeth Finn Memorial Butterfly Garden. Please call Margery Winters at (860) 658-5416.
  • Volunteers interested in working with the Nature Center's Raptor Care Program (must be over 18 years of age), please call the Center (860) 693-0263. Whatever time you can offer will be appreciated.