Military Family Membership

Gateway to Science honors North Dakota’s military families as year-round partners with our Military Family Membership. We recognize and support those who serve our country and are proud to offer this membership to active duty and retired military personnel in North Dakota. This includes:

  • ND National Guard Active & Reserve Force
  • Minot Air Force Base
  • Grand Forks Air Force Base
  • U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
  • NOAA Commissioned Corps



  • Unlimited FREE admission to hands-on exhibit gallery for you and your family for one year.
  • FREE* general admission to more than 300 ASTC SCIENCE CENTERS worldwide *Not all ASTC centers have the same admission policies. Please check with the ASTC Center you plan to visit prior to your arrival to determine how they will honor your Gateway to Science Membership.
  • Reduced fees for educational programs and birthday parties.
  • Receive quarterly editions of Gateway to Science NEWS. FREE subscription to e-NEWS.
  • Receive e-mail notifications of upcoming events and special programs.

Military Family Membership FAQs

How much does the Military Family Membership cost?

The Military Family Membership costs $46.00 (this is a 30% savings on a Gateway to Science Family Membership valued at $65.00). The membership covers two adults and any children under age 18 who are living in the same household.

How do I get my Military Family Membership?

Please print the following: MILITARY FAMILY Membership Application. Send in with your payment and proof of military service* or bring to: Gateway to Science 1810 Schafer Street, Suite 1 Bismarck, ND 58501


  • A Valid Military ID
  • Valid Military Institution Pay Stub

Your proof of eligibility is required each year when renewing your membership.



  • We cannot offer refunds for existing memberships
  • Your membership is activated as soon as payment is processed
  • Please allow 5-7 business days for processing to receive your Gateway to Science membership card in the mail
You may purchase your Military Family Membership online. However, a completed application and proof of service* should be sent within 3 days after online purchase. FAX to 701-258-1975 or mail to Gateway to Science, 1810 Schafer Street, Suite 1, Bismarck, ND 58501-1218. Your membership will be processed after application has been received and employment verified.


The Military Family Membership is only available to active duty and retired military personnel in North Dakota. This includes: ND National Guard Active & Reserve Force, Minot Air Force, Grand Forks Ait Force, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps.

* Proof of Military Service is required. Acceptable forms of proof:
• Valid Military ID Badge
• Valid Military Institution Pay Stub
• Contact us or call 701-258-1975 to ask about other qualifying documents.
Your proof of eligibility is required every year if you wish to renew your Military Family Membership.


Names on Card (up to 2 adults)
Military Service Branch

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