The Goods: Dinosaur discoveries aside, there’s so much to dig about a ROM membership. Try a Family/Dual membership for $149.
The Perks: Unlimited access for one year (two adults and up to four kids under 17). Members are given first rights to register for the ROM’s popular and often wait-listed summer and March break camps as well as free access to the ROM’s Tiny Tots programming, savings on kids’ birthday parties (parties include scavenger hunts, a private tour and a pizza) and more.
Ontario Science Centre
The Goods: The OSC’s Silver For Us membership program for $130.
The Perks: Visit as often as you like (note that kids under three are free). Members receive a $50 discount for camps and birthday parties, discounts at the on-site Mastermind Toy store and 50% off parking and IMAX films. During busy periods, members gain quick entry via the upstairs express access point.
Art Gallery of Ontario
The Goods: A $130 Family Membership provides your brood (two adults and up to five children under the age of 17) with unlimited access, including most special exhibitions.
The Perks: Free family events for members held throughout the year, private playdate bookings at the AGO’s Hands-On Centre, 10% off at the shopAGO Kids! store and free coat check.
The Goods: A Family membership is $160 for two adults and up to four children between the ages of 4 to 15. We recommend you purchase a parking pass—available for members only—if you plan to visit often as each visit will cost you $10 to park.
The Perks: Admission 364 days a year, zoo members receive free rides on the Zoomobile (note: the Zoomobile train stops for the year after Thanksgiving) and discounts on programs, including Rise’N’Shine, Zoo Camps and early access to new exhibits and events.