Rates & Memberships

Admission Rates

Family (2 adults + 4 children, 18 years & under) $25.00
Adult $11.00
Child (up to age 12; under 2 are free) $8.00
Senior/student (60 years & over + must present valid ID) $9.00
Person with Aide (Aide is free) $8.00

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!

Group Rates

Group Rate - Per Child (Minimum of 20 children per group + Pre-booking required) $5.00
Group Rate - Per Adult (Minimum of 20 people per group + Pre-booking required) $7.00
Bus Tour Rate - Per person (Minimum of 30 people per group + Pre-booking by accredited tour company required) $5.00
Daycare Wednesday - Per Child (Adult Chaperones are Free) $5.00

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, 18 years & under)

Individual $45.00
Child (18 years & under) / Student (Must present valid ID) / Senior (60 years & over + must present valid ID) $33.00
Foster Parent
(2 adults + up to 4 rotating child spaces*, 18 years & under + must present foster family proof)
*Only adults are issued cards - No reciprocal admission for children.
Group Home Membership* (Adults required for care + residents)
*No reciprocal admission.
Additional Names on Cards (Valid only for Annual Family Memberships)
Grandparents, Children or caregiver

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 for a fee of $5/card.  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.

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 centres and museum 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 travelling exhibits with your valid membership.  
  • FREE Quarterly, Golden Raven newsletter with information about upcoming exhibitions, programs, special events and more.
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, receptions and special member events.
  • Personalized membership card.
  • Family membership holders have exclusive access to our Family Rail Pass for only $60.00.  This gives you unlimited train rides on the Little Prince Steam Engine for the 2015 season.
  • 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 and history.

Please Remember:

  • Members must have their memberships cards to be admitted so that we can continue our reciprocal agreement with other science centres 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 boundries 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 for a fee.

Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC)

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

A current list of participating science centres 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.