Yearly and Annual Memberships

By Jessica Harrison, Macaroni Kid Publisher -- Folsom - El Dorado Hills December 5, 2022

My family and I love exploring this amazing area that we live in. As a homeschool family we believe the world is the classroom. We love the freedom that having memberships for museums and theme parks gives us. It saves us money and gives our family activities to do when we are just sitting around. I have created a list of my favorite membership passes. Yes, we have had memberships to ALL of these places at different times over the past 10 years. One benefit that I love, is that depending on what membership you get, your family then qualifies to go to other specific venues for FREE! Example: You pay for one zoo membership and then get access to ALL of the local zoos at either a discount or for FREE! It is a win - win!  I have also shared with you some information about how to enjoy some of these locations for little to no cost. Please enjoy and share this with your family and friends. 


Sacramento Zoo Sacramento, CA

Family membership starts at $150

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Folsom, CA

Family membership starts at $65

San Francisco Zoo SF, CA 

Family Membership starts at $179

Oakland Zoo Oakland, CA

Family membership starts at $174


Sacramento Children's Museum Rancho Cordova, CA

Family membership starts at $125

Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA

Family membership starts at $85

California Railroad Museum Sacramento, CA

Family membership starts at $110

Also includes roundhouse tours and excursion train ride privileges at Railtown 1897 SHP in Jamestown, CA

Bay Area Discovery Museum Sausalito, CA

Family membership starts at $199

Exploratorium SF, CA
Family membership starts at $149

Academy of Sciences SF, CA

Family membership starts at $269

Aerospace Museum of California McClellen, CA

Family membership starts at $100

SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity Sacramento, CA 

Family membership starts at $135

Botanical Gardens SF, CA

Family membership starts at $85


Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, CA

Individual memberships start at $49.99

Golfland Sun Splash Waterpark Roseveille, CA

Individual waterpark season pass is $269.99

Mini golf memberships start at $11.99/month 

Raging Waters Sacramento, CA

Individual season pass starts at $49.99


Busy Kids Folsom & Roseville, CA

Individual child memberships start at $35 monthly 


Golden Poppy - California State Park Pass



Reciprocal Association of Children’s Museums membership

-Here are some of my top picks that are included:

The Lawrence Hall of Science

Chabot Space & Science Center

Lindsay Wildlife Center

 North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association

-Here are some of my top picks that are included:

Museum of the African Diaspora 

Asian Art Museum

USS Pampanito 

The Walt Disney Museum

USS Hornet

Discover & Go with Sacramento Library 

Discover & Go is a program provided by your library that offers free and low-cost passes for museums, science centers, zoos, theatres, and other cultural destinations.

Museums for All

Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 700 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card.

** Due to Covid-19 -PLEASE double check the times and reservation requirements before attending, in case things change last minute!**

We do our best to ensure that all venue information is accurate. However, sometimes dates, times, and restrictions get changed or a venue may be closed and we are not made aware of it. It is always best to check the event website, Facebook/Instagram page, or call ahead to be sure of details before going.

 If you have any other venues you don't see listed, please feel free to email me at


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