Join Catawba Science Center
An annual membership provides the most economical option for individuals or families that participate in Catawba Science Center activities on a regular basis. Consider becoming a member and support science education.
- Free admission* to CSC exhibits, aquaria, and planetarium**
- Discounts on CSC programs, science camps and birthday parties
- 10% discount on Science Shop purchases
- Two free nights of Hickory Crawdads baseball
- Hickory Motor Speedway Night discount
- Reciprocal admission to 300+ participating ASTC Travel Passport Program museums worldwide
Individual Memberships – Single, senior, family with children or grandparents with grandchildren? CSC has a membership category just for you. Enjoy FREE General admission and member perks while supporting Catawba Science Center – a nonprofit organization an important community asset dedicated to science education.
$75 – CSC Member benefits for up to two designated adults and dependent children or grandchildren under 18.
$60 – CSC Member benefits for one designated adult.
$45* – CSC Member Benefits for one designated senior (62+).
$10 Off Any Membership* – Certified private/public K-12 teachers with current ID in North Carolina.
* As named on application & CSC member card
Corporate Membership – Catawba Science Center’s corporate partners realize that an understanding of science underpins our economy. For more information about Corporate Membership, click here.
Family-To-Family Membership – The Family-To-Family membership originated when two family foundations; the Kulynych Family Foundation I, Inc. and the L.B. Lane Family Foundation, approached Catawba Science Center with the idea of providing scholarships to financially challenged families. Families may apply for either family membership or partial scholarships to CSC’s Summer Fun summer camp program. Last year, this scholarship supported over sixty annual family memberships and admission for children to CSC’s Summer Fun.
Prefer to print out and mail your membership application?
Please consider asking your employer to match your contribution.
Supporting Membership Levels
By giving an additional tax-deductible donation with their gift of membership, CSC’s Supporting Members make it possible for us to fund our mission. A portion of your supporting membership will be used to support programs and maintain exhibits, and you will enjoy many added benefits.
$10,000+ – CSC Family Level Member benefits, PLUS up to six free guests per visit, recognition in an issue of CSC’s Imprints in Science newsletter, recognition on the Donor Recognition Wall, and two complimentary tickets to any CSC fundraising events.
$5,000 – $9,999 – CSC Family Level Member benefits, PLUS up to six free guests per visit, recognition in an issue of CSC’s Imprints in Science newsletter, and recognition on the Donor Recognition Wall.
$2,500 – $4,999 – CSC Family Level Member benefits, PLUS up to five free guests per visit, recognition in an issue of CSC’s Imprints in Science newsletter, and recognition on the Donor Recognition Wall.
$1,000 – $2,499 – CSC Family Level Member benefits, PLUS up to four free guests per visit, recognition in an issue of CSC’s Imprints in Science newsletter,and recognition on the Donor Recognition Wall.
$500 — $999 – CSC Family Level Member benefits, PLUS up to three free guests per visit, and recognition in an issue of CSC’s Imprints in Science newsletter.
$250 — $499 – CSC Family Level Member benefits, PLUS up to two free guests per visit.
$100 — $249 – CSC Family Level Member benefits, PLUS one free guest per visit.
Prefer to print out and mail your supporting membership application?
We invite our Corporate Supporters to join our Corporate Membership Program
“My 4 year old loves to go to CSC. We love that it’s close to the library. We love that it has ever-changing events. We love the family friendly environment and helpful staff. It’s been the best thing we ever could have done for the growth of our toddler. – Sabra W.”
“CSC is my children’s “playground.” We live just 2 blocks from the science center and it is the most wonderful resource we could ask for in our neighborhood. The staff know and love our children and our children love the science center. We bring out of town guests every opportunity that we get and we promote the science center within all our circles of influence. – Beth R. “
”Catawba Science Center has positively impacted the educational community in the surrounding area. Excellent programs offered to the schools and community have enhanced the understanding of biological and chemical concepts for all participants. We are blessed to have the Catawba Science Center in Hickory. – Frances S.”