Reciprocal Admission

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BUEI participates in the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport reciprocal admission programme. The programme offers free or discounted admission to participating science centres and museums to those who show a valid BUEI membership card.

Reciprocal Privileges for BUEI Members travelling overseas

BUEI members are strongly encouraged to contact individual institutions or check their websites to confirm their reciprocal admission policy and privileges prior to your visit as these vary greatly among participating institutions. As a member of an ASTC participating institution you are eligible for benefits such as free general admission. These benefits DO NOT include free or discounted admission to special exhibits, planetarium and theatre presentations nor does it include gift shop discounts and other benefits associated with membership unless otherwise stated.

You must have your valid BUEI membership card when you visit a participating institution to take advantage of reciprocal admission benefits. Reciprocal institutions do not have access to one another’s membership lists.

Sites may also require proof of residence, such as a driver’s license. These may be indicated in the list below with “Checks IDs.” You may be denied reciprocal admission if you live within a 90-mile, “as the crow flies”, radius of the institution.

All BUEI members received a current list of ASTC participating institutions with their membership card or the list can be viewed on the ASTC website.

Please note that reciprocal admission lists and information are subject to change without notice.

Reciprocal Privileges for ASTC Visitors to BUEI

  • You must have your valid membership card when you visit BUEI to take advantage of reciprocal admission benefits.
  • Reciprocal institutions do not have access to one another’s membership lists. In the event you do not have your membership card you must contact your science centre or museum to obtain proof of current membership. We accept the following forms of proof:
  • A phone call from their centre to the membership department at 441-294-0201
  • A fax sent to the membership coordinator at 441-296-6141
  • An email sent to

We offer free admission to all BUEI exhibits for up to 4 people, depending on your membership level. Children under 6 are always free.