Reciprocity and Bonus Benefits
Members receive discounted admission at participating nature centers through the
Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). Additionally Science Center members receive special benefits at various attractions throughout the season and change on an annual basis.
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Please check with individual locations for their operating status and reciprocal programs.
The Association of Nature Center Administrators
Members of the Association of Nature Center Administrators embrace best practices for managing a nature center. They offer excellent services to their community in the form of environmental education, outreach and partnerships, stewardship, and sustainability.
Becoming a member of the Science Center gives you benefits from ANCA reciprocal members.
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2023 Bonus Member Benefits
Reciprocal admission is generally good for up to two adults and two youth for a free visit. Be sure to take your membership card with you when you go. Check the website of the organization for specific hours and directions as well as any additional reservation or safety policies/protocols.
Science Center members may visit the SEE Science Center, up to four people age 3 and up, at no charge during May 2023.
Science Center members may visit the Mount Washington Observatory's Summit Museum "Extreme Mount Washington," up to two adults and two children, at no charge during June 2023. Tours are also available. Please present membership card at the museum’s front desk located in the basement of NH State Park’s Sherman Adams Summit Building.
Science Center members can visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover for free throughout the month of July 2023 (up to 4 individuals). To help the museum maintain an occupancy limit, online reservations are required and available at https://childrens-museum.org/visit/info. When reserving online, Squam Lake Members should use the “w/discount (will pay at door)” price types. Science Center members will need to present proof of Membership when they arrive at CMNH. Museum play sessions are mask optional and current hours are: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 9am-Noon or 1-4pm, and Tuesdays & Sundays, 9am-Noon. Please note that July hours may differ, and it’s best to check the website. Any questions, please reach out to
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center members may visit Canterbury Shaker Village during the month of August 2023 for a free tour, up to 4 people, when a current Science Center membership card is presented at the Village Store.
Science Center members may visit VINS in Quechee, Vermont, up to two adults and two children, at no charge during September 2023.
Science Center members may visit the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Exhibit Galleries in Concord, up to two adults and two children, at no charge during October 2023 (excluding special events and Planetarium shows).
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