Museum Membership


Become a Museum Member

Join today!

A South Australian Museum Membership will bring you even closer to the amazing world of science, nature and culture.

Museum Members receive free entry into all South Australian Museum exhibitions, access to a vast range of exclusive event invitations (including pre-bookings at selected events) and valuable discounts in the Museum Shop and Café.

As a Member, you will be supporting the Museum as it strives to inspire in all people a wonder and curiosity about life on Earth.



Receive 15 months Membership for the price of 12 when you sign up to automatic renewal by direct debit.

Membership starts from as little as $50

Join as an individual, with your partner or as a family and start to benefit from: 

  • unlimited free entry to all South Australian Museum exhibitions (view the exhibition calendar)
  • skipping the queues into exhibitions by using the dedicated Members entry
  • exclusive invitations to Members events
  • priority booking and Members discounts on special events and activities (includes Sprigg lecture series and Night Lab)
  • exclusive access to unique Museum experiences
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop and Café
  • reciprocal benefits with other museums across Australia, including: the Australian Museum in Sydney, where South Australian Museum Members receive free entry, access to the Member’s room and 10% discount in the Café and Shop; Museum Victoria - receive free general entry to any Museum Victoria Museum: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks; Queensland Museum - receive free general admission (excludes paid exhibitions) and 10% discount in the Café and Shop
  • benefits with local Museums and attractions including: Cleland Wildlife Park, Maritime Museum, Naracoorte Caves, Tantanoola Caves, Wild Fusion Lifestyle & Florist, Millars Marvellous Toy Shop, Newman's Nursery and Atkins Photography
  • receiving the Members' only monthly e-newsletter in your inbox.

Family Membership

Family outings to the Museum form life-long memories.  A Family Membership is an ideal way for your family to experience the wonder of discovery at the museum while benefiting from valuable savings. Family Members (two adults and up to three children) receive the same benefits as other Members, but with the added bonus of gaining access to exclusive family member offers and events.

Gift Memberships

With benefits all year round, a gift membership really is the gift that keeps on giving!  Each of the Museum Membership categories can be purchased as a gift, so if you have friends or family who are difficult to buy for, consider a gift membership for Adelaide’s premier scientific and cultural institution.

 Membership is priced as follows

Individual $70
Joint $95 (two adults residing at the same address)
Family $99 (two adults and up to three children aged 5-15 years)
Concession Student $50 (full-time, aged 16+ years)
Concession Pensioner $50
Joint Concession $60

Concession Memberships are available to holders of current student ID cards and pensioner concession cards.  All prices include GST.

Become a Museum Member today – it’s easy!

When you sign up to become a Museum Member you will receive your Membership card and welcome pack within 10 working days.

The Museum provides privileged access to its scientists with opportunities for exceptional travel experiences to unusual and beautiful destinations through the Waterhouse Club