Keep the fun going all year round with a Playhouse membership. Membership includes all members of your family and will pay for itself in just a few visits! Grandparents and caregivers can bring your child, too! As of June 1, 2016 Playhouse memberships available for purchase include half price admission to over 150 children's museums across the country.

According to IRS Publication 526 (2009) Charitable Contributions, $75 of your membership contribution may be deducted to the extent allowed by law.

The Children's Playhouse strives to keep memberships affordable to families and memberships are offered "below cost" and are supplemented by donations, grants, and fundraisers. Based on attendance, the average membership costs The Playhouse over $200 in operating expenses.

Additionally, the museum offers free or half-price scholarship memberships to low-income families and agencies serving children with special needs and accepts donations year-round to support this program.

Membership Options

Gift Memberships

Interested in giving a Playhouse membership as a gift? Click here.

Mail-in or Buy Online!

Use the buttons below to purchase your membership online. If you would prefer to mail a check, please send it to The Children's Playhouse, 400 Tracy Circle, Boone, NC 28607. If purchasing your membership online, please plan to complete the form and pick up your tax letter on your first visit.

One Year Passport membership $125* plus tax

  • Unlimited free admission for everyone in your family for 1 year,
  • Discounts on classes and birthday parties.
  • Any adult may bring an a member child for free with your membership.
  • Bring a friend for $3 per person
  • Half price admission for up to six individuals to 200 children’s museums nationwide. Includes museums in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Wilmington.
  • Tax deduction of $75

See the Association of Children's Museums for an up-to-date list of reciprocal museums. Price includes North Carolina sales tax on the portion of the membership that is not tax-deductible. *The Children's Playhouse strives to keep memberships affordable to families. Based on attendance, the average membership costs The Playhouse over $200 in operating expenses.


Good Neighbor Membership $175 plus tax

  • includes all the benefits listed above, plus
  • 4 family day passes to share
  • Additional $50 tax-deductible donation to the Playhouse scholarship program for low-income families, bringing the total deduction to $125.


Scholarship Memberships

Free memberships are available to families meeting income guidelines. Thanks to community groups and individual donors for sponsoring these scholarships.

If you would like to make a donation to support the scholarship membership program, click here.

If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please ask for an application when you visit The Playhouse or you can fill out an application over the phone between the hours of 12:30 and 3:00 pm by calling us at 828-263-0011.