I've never paid for one...I'm still stinging over the fact growing up all the chicago ones were free/cheap and now it's 100 bucks for an adult and 2 kids to go. GRRR!
I was a big fan of the "kids zeum" as the kiddos called it when they were small. it was cheap and when it was 100+ outside something fun for us to do. they raised the prices by 3x and halved the exibits and made half of it IMAX and extra pay. GRR!
They just opened a brand spanky perot sponsered museum downtown and membership is 100 a year.
it includes 2 adults and "all" kids. I work with another single parent who makes about half of what I do, so I could easily give him the other adult membership and we could seperately take our kids (he has custody of 2, and another daughter he has on weekends)
tickets are 15 for adult and 10 for kids. so 3 visits per year and the membership is paid for by me, moreso if coworker gets benefit.
My son is going for field trip this week, and my other kiddo's 9th bday is on 26th so I was thinking maybe this might be good. Esp since summer is SO brutal and I cannot handle heat AT ALL. I get woozy and pass out and UBER cranky because I feel feverish and nauseated.
so it would be great for us to use on weekends I have the kids during the summer for sure.
But 100 bucks is spendy!
(albiet I did spent 120 bucks on circ tickets AND paid 200+ for my dad to fly down for C's 7th bday belatedly in the summer that year. he wanted to do circ for his bday and was willing to wait 6 extra months!)