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Please Note: Active museum members will no longer have to reserve their tickets in advance. For details, and more information about current visiting policies and procedures, please visit our Know Before You Go page.

Museum membership allows you to enjoy the museum year-round with friends and family and get special perks, while showing your support for the museum. 

A membership to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures typically pays for itself after just a couple of visits, but you'll enjoy the benefits and savings all year-long. Membership also make a great non-material gift that will last long after the wrapping is discarded. View our new flexible membership plans below.

Your membership may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor.

All Membership Plans Include:

Free general admission for one year, complimentary guest passes, 10% off in our Museum Gift Shop, 10% off select classes and ticketed events, and invitations to members-only events.

Membership Levels

We are excited to offer a new membership program that makes it even easier for you to share your love for the museum and introduce more friends and family to the BIG world of small delights. Our new Share the Love membership levels are based on a certain number of complimentary admissions per visit. Choose the one that is right for you.

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1 Person Per Visit

$40/1 Year or $80/2 Years*

This level provides complimentary admission for one person per visit. One membership card is issued to one named member. Cardholder must be present.

  • Unlimited free general museum admission for one person per visit
  • Two complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $21)
  • 10% discount in our Gift Shop
  • 10% discount on select programs and events
  • Invitations to special members-only events

*Join for two years and receive a total of six complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $63).

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2 People Per Visit

$60/1 Year or $120/2 Years*

This level provides complimentary admission for up to two people per visit. Up to two membership cards are issued to named members. Up to two cardholders may visit complimentary with each other, OR independently of each other with up to one other guest. One cardholder must be present.

  • Unlimited free general museum admission for up to two people per visit
  • Two complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $21)
  • 10% discount in our Gift Shop
  • 10% discount on select programs and events
  • Invitations to special members-only events

*Join for two years and receive a total of six complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $63).

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4 People Per Visit

$80/1 Year or $160/2 Years*

This level provides complimentary admission for up to four people per visit. Up to two membership cards are issued to named members. Up to two cardholders may visit complimentary with each other and up to two other guests, OR independently of each other with up to three other guests. One cardholder must be present.

  • Unlimited free general museum admission for up to four people per visit.
  • Two complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $21)
  • 10% discount in our Gift Shop
  • 10% discount on select programs and events
  • Invitations to special members-only events

*Join for two years and receive a total of six complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $63).

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6 People Per Visit

$100/1 Year or $200/2 Years*

This level provides complimentary admission for up to six people per visit. Up to two membership cards are issued to named members. Up to two cardholders may visit complimentary with each other and up to four other guests, OR independently of each other with up to five other guests. One cardholder must be present.

  • Unlimited free general museum admission for up to six people per visit.
  • Two complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $21)
  • 10% discount in our Gift Shop
  • 10% discount on select programs and events
  • Invitations to special members-only events

*Join for two years and receive a total of six complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $63).

Important Information for Gift Memberships:

When purchasing a gift membership online, the buyer will be asked to specify the recipient and provide the recipient’s address. A membership package (including membership cards) will be mailed to the recipient along with your gift message within 7-10 business days. Please note: the recipient is not automatically notified of the gift by email. The gift buyer will receive an email confirmation of the purchase. If you would like the recipient to receive an email notification that a membership has been purchased for them, along with your gift message, please call us at 520-881-0606 or contact us by email.

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Membership FAQs

Can't find the answer to your question below? We are happy to help. Please call us at 520-881-0606.

Which membership level should I choose?

Just remember: the membership you choose indicates the number of complimentary admissions in any given visit. You should select the membership level that most closely matches the number of people you’d like to visit with most often.

Can you give me examples of how the different membership levels might be used?

Here are some examples of how folks might use the different membership levels:

2 People Per Visit Membership 

Sue loves the museum, but her husband Craig doesn’t share her passion. Sue also doesn’t like going alone. She purchases a Two People Per Visit Membership. This membership level admits up to two people for free on any given visit. Up to two membership cards are issued at this level. Sue requests a card in her name. Now she can come as often as she likes and bring someone new each time. On Wednesday she brings her hairstylist Nancy (2 people), and they visit free of charge. On Saturday she brings her tennis partner Cindy (2 people), and they visit free of charge. The next week, a new exhibit opens that sparks Craig’s interest, and he comes along with Sue (2 people) free of charge. They loved the new exhibit so much; they want to bring their grandson the following weekend (3 people). Since there are three people in their visit this time, they purchase one additional youth admission.

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Tim and Mark love the museum. They purchase a Two People Per Visit Membership. This membership level admits up to two people for free on any given visit. Up to two membership cards are issued at this level. Tim and Mark both receive membership cards. On Tuesday, Tim and Mark visit the museum together free of charge (2 people). On Thursday, Mark and Tim are invited to the member reception for a new exhibit. Mark can’t go. Tim brings his friend Joanne to the complimentary members reception (2 people). On Friday, Mark brings his mother Mary, and they visit free of charge (2 people). On Sunday, Tim and Mark want to show the museum to their friends Kyle and Jans who are visiting from out of town (4 people). Since there are four people in their party on Sunday, they purchase two additional admissions. 

4 People Per Visit Membership 

Kathy and Ryan have two kids. They love the museum, but Ryan travels for work a lot and isn’t able to go as often as he would like. They purchase a 4 People Per Visit Membership. This membership level admits up to four people for free on any given visit. Up to two membership cards are issued at this level. Kathy has one card issued in her name and has the other card issued in their nanny’s name, Jenny. Over the summer, when it’s too hot to do anything outside, they visit a lot. Kathy brings the two kids on Tuesday and they all visit for free (3 people). On Wednesday, Jenny the nanny brings the two kids, and they all visit for free (3 people). On Friday, the kids want to go again and bring a friend. Jenny takes the two kids, plus their one friend (4 people) and they all visit for free. Ryan is home this weekend and so Kathy takes him and the two kids on Sunday (4 people) and they all visit for free. The next week, Kathy’s parents are in town and she wants to take them and the two kids (5 people). Since there are five people in her party on that visit, she purchases one additional admission. 

6 People Per Visit Membership 

Carla and Johnny are grandparents, they are lucky that all seven of their grandkids live here in Tucson. And they love the museum! They buy a 6 People Per Visit Membership so they can bring the grandkids frequently– or their other friends or family and save money while supporting the museum. This membership level admits up to six people for free on any given visit. Up to two membership cards are issued at this level. Carla and Johnny each get a card in their name. On Tuesday, Carla and Johnny bring four of the grandkids and they all visit for free (6 people). On Thursday, Carla wants to bring the ladies from her book club. There five of them plus Carla (6 people), and they all visit for free. On Friday, Johnny brings the couple next door to see a new exhibit (3 people), and they visit for free. Over the holidays, it’s a tradition to bring all the grandkids to see a Wee Winter Wonderland. There are seven grandkids, plus Carla and Johnny (9 people). Since there are nine people in their visit this time– six are admitted for free, and they purchase three additional admissions. 

What if I am an existing member at one of the previous membership levels?

Your membership is still active, and the previous terms will be honored. Effective immediately, you may begin to enjoy the benefits of the new program at these equivalents:

If you have a pre-existing Individual level membership

There are no changes to your membership. Your existing benefits are the same as our new 1 Person Per Visit level.

If you have a pre-existing Couple level membership:

Our pre-existing Couple memberships admit the two card-holders free of charge. We will honor these existing memberships at the 2 People Per Visit level. Both cardholders may continue to visit together free of charge as before (total of 2 people) OR, either cardholder may visit independently of the other with one other guest free of charge (total of 2 people per visit).

 If you have a pre-existing Family level membership:

Our pre-existing Family memberships admit two named cardholders and up to four children per visit. We will honor these existing memberships at the new 6 People Per Visit level. Both cardholders may continue to visit with each other, and up to four additional guests (total of 6 people). OR, either cardholder may visit independently of the other with up to five additional guests (6 people per visit).

If you have a pre-existing Stone level membership:

Our pre-existing Stone level memberships admitted two named cardholders and up to four children per visit. We will honor these existing memberships at the new 6 People Per Visit level. Both cardholders may continue to visit with each other, and up to four additional guests (total of 6 people). OR, either cardholder may visit independently of the other with up to five additional guests (6 people per visit).

Please note: you will not receive a new membership card until/unless you renew at one of the new levels.

Who can be a cardholder?

The primary cardholder(s) must be adults. They do not have to be in the same household.

Does a cardholder need to be present?

Yes. One cardholder must be present to verify membership.

Does the cardholder need to be present to use guest passes?

No. Each guest pass is a one-time-use Admit One ticket valid for general admission. They may be used by you or given away. They have no expiration. 

If we were issued two cards, can we use them to admit double the number of people for our membership type?

No. Your membership will admit only up to the number of admissions permitted with your membership type free of charge. Tickets will need to be purchased for any additional guests above your membership type. Two cards have been provided for your convenience.

Which admission types will the complimentary admission apply to?

Our system will automatically provide the best deal for you. For example, if you have a 2 People Per Visit membership and are visiting with two adults and one youth, our system will discount the two adults, and you will just need to purchase a youth admission.

Can I use my membership the day of purchase?

Yes. The designated cardholders may begin to use their membership right away by presenting photo ID. Your membership packet, including your membership card(s) and any one-time-use guest passes that would be included, will be mailed to you within two weeks of purchase.

Do members need to reserve admission tickets online?

No, members do not need to reserve their admission tickets online.

How do I get my membership program discount when registering for programs online?

Members must first establish their accounts online to receive program discounts when registering online. This is an easy process. You must first complete the one-time registration process.

In the upper right of any ticket screen, you will see links to Register or Sign In. First click the Register button and enter an email associated with your membership and create a password.

For subsequent registrations, you will then just click on Sign In and enter the email address and password you created. After signing in, your discount will reflect after you add items to your cart.

Are memberships transferable or shareable?

Museum memberships are non-transferable.

Memberships are not intended to be lent or shared outside of the named cardholder(s). We reserve the right to ask for ID with membership card.

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is a nonprofit 501(c)3. We rely on revenue from donations, memberships, ticket purchases, and museum store sales to care for our collection and provide quality programming. Please use your membership responsibly.

Are memberships tax-deductible?

A portion of your museum membership may be tax-deductible. In general, the value of any goods received are not deductible. This may include the complimentary one-time-use guest passes. We recommend consulting with your tax-advisor.

I just bought admission tickets. Can I apply them towards a membership?

In most cases, yes. We have an applied ticket program. If you come in with your admission receipt, or call us with the order number from your receipt, we may be able to apply your tickets towards a membership within 14 days of purchase- up the amount of the membership price (no cash back).

Sustaining Memberships

Your membership at a Stone level shows your solid commitment to the museum and our community. Thank you for your support.

Cornerstone

$250/ Year

Enjoy all the benefits of our 6 Person Per Visit Membership and a total of ten complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $105).

Hearthstone

$500/ Year

Enjoy all the benefits of our 6 Person Per Visit Membership and a total of 15 complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $157.50).

Keystone

$1,000/ Year

Enjoy all the benefits of our 6 Person Per Visit Membership, a total of 15 complimentary one-time-use guest passes (value of $157.50), plus a private tour for you and up to four guests.