Membership FAQs

How will my annual membership be accommodated given the COVID-19 closure?

Memberships will be extended for the period of time we are closed. If you have specific questions about your family’s membership at this time, please contact our Visitor Services Manager.

What is a membership?

KidsQuest offers two membership programs; one for individuals, and one for corporations.

KidsQuest’s membership program for individuals allows you the flexibility to build your own membership based on who uses it the most – your family, your nanny, whomever! Individual memberships are available for up to 8 people. For more information on these memberships click here.

Corporate Memberships are a great way to promote your business and provide great benefits to your staff and customers! For more information on our corporate memberships click here.

What is a Flex Adult membership? Are there any restrictions?

A Flex Adult membership includes an unnamed adult who can bring the named child(ren) to KidsQuest Children’s Museum for no additional charge.

The Flex Adult must be added to the Base Membership (1 named Adult + 1 named Child) at minimum. Only one Flex Adult allowed per household. Discounts for parties, programs, special events and store purchases do not apply.

Can I apply my admission towards a membership?

You are welcome to apply the corresponding number of admissions purchased towards a membership on the same day. The number of admissions applied must correspond to the number of members on the membership. To do so, show your receipt at KidsQuest’s front desk, or call 425.637.8100 with receipt in hand. Ability to apply receipts expires at closing on the day of purchase.

Are scholarships available for memberships?

Yes! KidsQuest offers scholarships for families in need. Families applying for scholarships must meet certain criteria including:

  • Income level must be at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines
  • Families must have at least one child living in the household under age 8
  • Families must live within reasonable traveling distance from KidsQuest

KidsQuest realizes that all families in need may not meet the above guidelines. Please be sure to include a statement about why your family needs a scholarship and how your family will benefit. Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Membership Scholarship Application

How do I check-in on my membership?

To check in at KidsQuest you can scan your digital membership card at the front desk to pull up your record and show your photo ID. Photo ID is required for all adult member check-in.

Why can't I use my membership at all children's museums?

Each children’s museum is independently operated. There are 20 children’s museums in the Northwest that belong to the Northwest Association of Youth Museums (NWAYM). Every KidsQuest membership comes with reciprocal benefits to participating Northwest Association of Youth (NWAYM) museums offering 25% off of admission for families (up to 4 people).

If you purchase a membership with 4 or more members at KidsQuest, you also receive access to the ASTC Passport Program and ACM Reciprocal Network.

Details on NWAYM Reciprocal Program

Details on ACM Reciprocal Network

Details on ASTC Passport Program

How can a Flex Adult check-in?

The primary member on the membership can share the child’s digital membership card with an adult who would like to use the Flex Adult. The adult can then show the child’s membership card to check-in.
Instructions on how to share the digital membership card below.

I have a question about my membership benefits.

Contact us! Call 425.637.8100 or email membership@kidsquestmuseum.org with any questions regarding your membership.

What is NWAYM?

NWAYM (Northwest Association of Youth Museums) is a regional association of children’s museums that work together and support each other to make a difference in our region.

Starting January 1st, 2020: NWAYM will offer a reciprocal network of museums allowing members of museums 25% off  admission for up to four (4) people when visiting other participating museums. Click here to view a list of participating NWAYM museums!

What is ACM and ASTC?

ACM (Association of Children’s Museums) and ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) are worldwide organizations connecting and supporting children’s museums and other institutions in their work.

ACM & ASTC offer reciprocal programs for organizations to participate in offering reduced admission to qualifying members. These benefits are available on KidsQuest memberships with 4 or more people!

ACM Reciprocal Network offers 50% off admission for up to six people at participating children’s museums.

ASTC Passport Program offers free admission for families traveling at least 90 miles from their home and 90 miles away from where they are a member.

What are digital membership cards?

KidsQuest Children’s Museum offers digital membership cards, which can be downloaded and saved to your smartphone. Going digital means your membership information is at your fingertips! Information on your membership benefits, renewal notification, and reciprocal program information access (for qualifying membership levels) in a convenient place!

Members will receive cards within 72 hours of membership purchase.

When will I receive my digital membership card?

You should receive your digital membership cards within 72 hours of your membership purchase. If it has been longer then 72 hours please reach out to membership@kidsquestmuseum.org or call 425-637-8100.

Who receives a digital membership card?

Everyone on your membership will be receiving their own digital card. The primary member will receive all of the cards unless you have provided individual email addresses, then those with different emails will receive their own card.

Will I still need to show my Photo ID with my digital card?

Yes. KidsQuest memberships cover the named individuals listed on the membership. Adults must show photo ID when checking in on a membership.

How do I add the membership card to my iPhone?

Access the email from your smartphone and click the “Download” button, then click “Add to Wallet” and “Add”. The card will automatically go to your iPhone’s Apple Wallet. It can be accessed in Wallet at any time. Click the “…” button on the top right of the screen to view your membership benefits, museum hours, and tips for visiting!

How do I add the membership card to my Android phone?

Android users need to download Wallet Passes from Google Play. After you have the app, access the email from your smartphone and click “Download” in the membership email, and the card will automatically go to your Wallet Passes app, where it can be accessed at any time. Click the small “i” on the bottom right of the card to view your membership benefits, museum hours, and tips for visiting!

I'd prefer not to use this digital membership card, what should I do?

KidsQuest requires a valid photo ID for member check-in at our Front Desk. The digital cards are a great way to stay informed on the benefits of your membership and get renewal information, but they are not required for check-in at the museum.

If your membership includes reciprocal benefits for ACM and ASTC, please reach out to membership@kidsquestmuseum.org to receive an email verifying your KidsQuest benefits to show at participating museums. This email will include a wallet sized card you can print and store in your wallet to use when visiting participating museums.

I don't have a mobile phone, what can I do?

KidsQuest requires a valid photo ID for member check-in at our Front Desk. The digital cards are a great way to stay informed on the benefits of your membership and get renewal information, but they are not required for check-in at the museum.

If your membership includes reciprocal benefits for ACM and ASTC, please reach out to membership@kidsquestmuseum.org to receive an email verifying your KidsQuest benefits to show at participating museums. This email will include a wallet sized card you can print and store in your wallet to use when visiting participating museums.

My name is spelled wrong/membership level is incorrect.

Contact us! Call 425.637.8100 or email membership@kidsquestmuseum.org to update your record.

How can I share a digital card with another person on my membership?

To share a digital card from your wallet navigate to the back of the card (iPhone: click the “…”button on the top right of the screen, Android: click the small “i” on the bottom right of the card) and use the “Share Pass” button to send the card to other members.

Memberships can only be used by those listed on the membership. Photo ID is required for all adults checking in on a membership.

I downloaded my card but I can't find it.

If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for your new card (scroll vertically through any cards that are already there).

If you have an Android, you’ll need to download Wallet Passes from the Play Store prior to downloading the card. Check the app for your new card (swipe through any cards that are already there).