Reciprocal Agreements

The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is a proud member of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Association of Science Technology Centers (ASTC), and we are pleased to welcome members from museums who participate in the reciprocal admissions programs offered through these two museum associations with the following admission benefits:


Association of Children's Museums

ACM Reciprocal Network

Supporting your local children’s museum by purchasing a premium family membership with ACM Reciprocal Network benefits at your home museum, entitles you to 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.

Please note: There are no geographic or residency restrictions to this reciprocal admission benefit.



Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)

ASTC Passport Program

If you are traveling to Poughkeepsie and you are a member of a museum that participates in ASTC’s Passport Program, admission is free for the members listed on your card. ASTC reciprocity extends only to regular/general admission and does not include free admission to special events, fee-based programs, or StarLab planetarium shows.

Please note – restrictions apply:

  1. Based on your science center’s/museum’s location: Science centers and museums located within 90 miles of the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum are excluded from the program under ASTC guidelines. 90 miles is measured “as the crow flies” and not by driving distance.
  2. Based on residence: To receive Travel Passport Program admission benefits, museum visitors must live more than 90 miles away (“as the crow flies”) from the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. MHCM staff reserves the right to request proof of residence for reciprocal admissions to apply.

Passport venues are not required to grant free admission to visitors who forget their cards. There is no universal database with all Passport visitors’ member data and expiration dates for admission staff to reference. Some venues will allow you to call the science center or museum you joined to confirm your membership, but they are under no obligation to do so.


Walkway Over the Hudson

Walkway Over the Hudson Members are eligible for $1.00 off any regular child or adult admission ticket to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.  Valid Walkway Membership Card required.

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Voyager members have access to two Walkway Moonwalk events and 20% off the “Walkway’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” tickets.