I LOVE our children's museum. It is ALL hands on. We are lucky enough to have a yearly family membership. It allows us the luxury of going any time we want and can feel like we can drop in for just 15 minutes. And it's totally cool if they want to play with just one thing the whole time. I hear so many parents herding their kids around so they feel like they are getting their money's worth when all the kid wants to do is play with something that has really caught their interest. I can totally see both sides but I'm so glad I don't have to deal with this.
Yes! Memberships are great for taking the pressure off. Also when there is a deal on Groupon or Livingsocial, you don't feel so bad if your child doesn't want to stay long. Trying to herd my son through a museum would have really made him hate the place.