Rates & Memberships


The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre is closed to the public due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) until further notice.  For more information about our closure due to Covid-19, membership information and media releases please visit: http://www.theexplorationplace.com/covid19


Admission Rates

Family (2 adults + 2 children, 18 years & under) $30.00
Adult 19+ $15.00
Child (up to age 12; under 1 are free) $10.00
Youth 13-18 years / Student (must present valid ID) / Senior 55+ (must present valid ID) $12.00
Person with Aide (Aide is free) $10.00

All rates are subject to taxes.

For information about ticket prices for the Little Prince Steam Engine and our Ice Cream Scoop Shop CLICK HERE!

Punch Cards - Coming Soon!

10 x Child $80.00
10 x Youth 13-18 years / Student (valid ID required) / Senior 55+ (valid ID required) $100.00
10 x Adult $130.00


Group Rates

Group Rate - Per Child (Minimum of 8 children per group + Pre-booking required) $7.00
Group Rate - Per Adult (Minimum of 15 people per group + Pre-booking required) $9.00
Tour Rate - Per person (Minimum of 30 people per group + Pre-booking required) $7.00

All rates are subject to taxes.


The Exploration Place currently has over 4000+ members and we are growing!

Annual Membership Rates

Family (2 adults + 4 children/youth, 18 years & under)

Adult 19+ $60.00
Child/Youth (18 years & under) / Student (Must present valid ID) / Senior (55+ must present valid ID) $45.00
Additional Names on Cards (Valid only for Annual Family Memberships)
*no more than two names can be added and only to a Family Membership

Please remember that you must present your membership card to be admitted to the Museum. If you forget or lose your card(s), you may have new card(s) printed.  Or, you may pay regular admission, keep your receipt and bring both your receipt and your membership card with you on your next visit to receive a refund.

All membership rates are subject to GST.

All memberships are non-transferable, non-refundable.

Please Remember:
Members must have their memberships cards to be admitted so that we can continue our reciprocal agreement with other science centers and ensure we have proper visitor statistics. So please, when visiting, remember your card. If you do not have your card you can:
1. Pay regular admission and keep your receipt. At your next visit you can show your valid membership card, staff initialed receipt and we will be happy to reimburse your admission fees.

2. If the cards have been lost or misplaced; we can re-issue membership cards for a fee of $5.00 per card.

To become a member you must live within our membership boundaries that includes Williams Lake, British Columbia, and British Columbia north of Williams Lake.*
*Note: If an additional member is added to your annual membership and that member DOES NOT live in, or north of Williams Lake, BC, that member will not be eligible for our reciprocal agreement.

Replacement cards are available.
All memberships are non- transferable, non-refundable in whole or in part.

Year-round discoveries for all ages with your Exploration Place membership! 

A one-year membership to The Exploration Place provides a year of access to our galleries, traveling exhibits and more! If you’re traveling this summer make sure your Exploration Place membership is valid so you can enjoy our member perks and discounts.

Member Perks:

  • FREE or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers and museums in North America through a reciprocal agreement with the Canadian Association Science Centres and the Association of Science-Technology Centers.  Certain restrictions may apply.
  • Unlimited general admission to our galleries and traveling exhibits with your valid membership.  
  • Sign up for Northern Routes e-newsletter and be the first to know about our region's cultural attractions events, programs, exhibitions and more!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER!
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, receptions, and special member events.
  • Personalized membership card.
  • Invited to attend and vote at The Exploration Place Annual General Meeting.

Member Discounts:

  • 10% off merchandise from our gift shop, excluding consignment items.
  • Special member rates on birthday party packages and room rental fees.

Making a Difference:

By purchasing a membership at The Exploration Place, you are supporting a Northern BC non-profit organization and registered charity whose mission is to preserve our local history and foster lifelong learning in the areas of science, technology, heritage, and culture.


Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC)

If you show your valid membership card from any of the participating Canadian science centers, you will be provided with free admission. Certain restrictions may apply.

A current list of participating science centers can be found on the CASC website.

Association of Science-Technology Centers

The Exploration Place also has a reciprocal admission arrangement with participating members of the ASTC.