If you're interested in taking your family to a local aquarium and you feel that everyone might enjoy this outing several times over the course of a year, you may wish to think about buying a family membership. Lots of aquariums have a number of different membership packages, each of which offers several perks that your family can enjoy in various ways. You can browse the aquarium's website to learn more about its membership options or drop by the customer service booth during an in-person visit. Here are some benefits of becoming an aquarium member.
Lower Cost Per Visit
One of the main reasons that families often become members at their local aquarium is to save money on the cost of each visit. If you compare how much it would cost your family to visit the aquarium once, consider the cost of an annual membership, and think about how many times you'd ideally like to visit in the year ahead, you'll likely find that your cost per visit will be significantly lower if you become a member versus pay the regular admission for each visit. Many families can benefit from multiple aquarium visits in a year, which can make the cost of a membership worthwhile.
Discounts For Other Attractions
A lot of aquariums partner with other family attractions in their local area and beyond. Becoming a member at the aquarium in your area will often allow you to visit other partner attractions at a reduced rate. For example, if your local aquarium belongs to an organization that also operates aquariums in several states, there's a good chance that your membership will allow you to visit one of these aquariums at a discounted rate. This can make for a fun travel opportunity for your family at some point in the months ahead.
Your aquarium membership will almost certainly give you discounts on purchases during your visit. For example, lots of aquariums have cafeterias or restaurants, and you'll likely get a percentage taken off your bill because of your membership. Similarly, if you buy products at the gift shop — perhaps a shirt or hat for you and a stuffed animal that depicts a sea creature for each of your children — you'll get a discount as a member. This will further help to make each of your aquarium visits more affordable for your family. Contact your nearest aquarium to learn about becoming a member.