Visiting a local museum or attraction can be expensive, especially when your little ones love it enough to want to go again. You'll return to your favorite museum two, maybe five times in a year without realizing how much money you spent. What's the solution? Memberships.

We found that most local memberships are worth buying if you plan to go more than twice. We've broken down seven museums and six attractions. See if your favorite spot has a membership that will make your life easier. And cheaper.

Reid Park Zoo

Hours: September to May, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: $10.50 adults (ages 15-61), $8.50 seniors (ages 62+), $6.50 children (ages 2-14) and children age 0-1 are free.

Worth it? For a family of four (two adults, one 4-year-old and one 6-year-old), one day at the park costs $34, which means you would have to go to the zoo about two times on normal days to make the family membership worth it. Sounds pretty great right? This means you can go to the zoo as many times as you want and you'll get the discounts.

Sue Tygielski, elephant manager at the Reid Park Zoo, works with Nandi every morning and several times during the day. As she grows, Nandi will learn commands that will allow staffers to draw blood, check her skin, ears, eyes and other things.

Memberships are split up into four groups with options for one year or three years (prices listed below are for the year):

1. Gold ($110) includes two named adults, up to eight children/grandchildren under 18 years of age and three guest passes.

2. Family ($70) includes two named adults and up to eight children/grandchildren under 18 years of age.

3. Individual ($35) includes one adult between 18 and 61.

4. Senior ($25) includes one adult 62 and older.

Check out the zoo's list of frequently asked questions about the memberships here.

Benefits include:

• Free admission to the zoo.

• 10 percent off items purchased in the Reid Park Zoo gift shop and Zoofari Market Cafe.

• Discounts on zoo classes, programs and camps.

• Discounts to special events and advanced viewings of new exhibits.


Tucson Botanical Gardens

Hours: Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings and Butterfly Magic is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Admission: $13 for adults, $12 for students, seniors & military (with ID), $7.50 for children (4-17) and members/children under 3 are free. 

Worth it? So, like most things, the more you pay, the more you get. A family of four only has to go to the Tucson Botanical Gardens two times to make the Family Membership and the Cholla Membership worth it. Sounds pretty good and that means you'll get all the perks like not having to pay to get in to go to dinner at the Café.

Colors and texture are on display in the succulents garden of Maribel Valdes and Yuya Huang at their Harold Bell Wright Estates home on Tucson’s eastside. The couple’s home is part of the Tucson Botanical Gardens “Ultimate Home and Garden Tour” on April 11. Photo taken Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson Botanical Gardens offers seven membership options ranging from $40 to $1000. Check out the full list of benefits here.

1. Student/Senior ($40) includes one card per student or senior (62+) with ID to get into the gardens and two one-time guest passes.

2. Garden Friend ($50) includes two cards for two adults and two one-time guest passes.

3. Family ($60) includes two cards for two adults and any children in the household under 18 and two one-time guest passes.

4. Cholla ($100) includes two cards for two adults and any children in the household under 18 and four one-time guest passes.

5. Agave ($250) includes two cards for two adults and any children in the household under 18, four one-time guest passes, two Luminaria Nights tickets, one free Signature class, 10 percent off facility rentals, and 10 percent off additional guest passes.

6. Ocotillo ($500) includes two cards for two adults and any children in the household under 18, four one-time guest passes, four Luminaria Nights tickets, a private tour four eight people of Butterfly Magic, one free Signature class, 15 percent off facility rentals and 25 percent off additional guest passes.

7. Saguaro ($1000) includes two cards for two adults and any children in the household under 18, four one-time guest passes, six Luminaria Nights tickets, a private tour for eight people of Butterfly Magic, one free Signature class, 20 percent off facility rentals, and 50 percent off additional guest passes.

Benefits change with each specific membership but there are a few things that stay the same with each. 

Here's what you'll get:

• Free admission to the gardens, including Butterfly Magic and most exhibits.

• 10 percent off gift shop and plant sale items.

• Gift shop coupons and specials.

• Discounts on lectures, classes and events.

• Subscription to membership newsletter, e-bulletin and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

AND ...

• Complimentary native wildflower seed packet (cholla, agave, ocotillo and saguaro).

• Recognition in the Tucson Botanical Gardens annual report (cholla, agave, ocotillo and saguaro).

Purchase the membership here.


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Hours: October to February, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: $20.50 for anyone 13-64, $18.50 for seniors (65+), $8 for children (3-12) and children under 3 are free. Active or retired military only pay $16.50 and Arizona/Sonora residents (13 and older) pay $15.50

Worth it? A family of four pays about $57 for a day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which means the family would have make two trips to the museum to make the family membership worth it. 

Annika Adama, 8, left, and volunteer Julia Huls, a conservation biology and marine science student at the University of Arizona, let the baby Atlantic cownose rays glide around their arms while visitors enjoy the new Stingray Touch exhibit at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offers eight membership options ranging from $35 to $1200 and benefits vary for each membership.

1. Student ($35) includes one card for an active student. Both a student ID and personal ID are required at time of purchase.

2. Individual ($55) includes one card for one person and two one-time-use guest passes.

3. Dual ($80) includes two cards for two adults and three one-time-use guest passes.

4. Family ($105) includes two cards for two adults, admission for your children or grandchildren ages 17 and under and three one-time-use guest passes.

5. Turquoise ($175) includes two cards for two adults, admission for your children or grandchildren ages 17 and under and eight one-time-use guest passes.

6. Copper ($300) includes two cards for two adults, admission for your children or grandchildren ages 17 and under and eight one-time-use guest passes.

7. Silver ($600) includes two cards for two adults, admission for your children or grandchildren ages 17 and under and  eight one-time-use guest passes.

8. Gold ($1200) includes two cards for two adults, admission for your children or grandchildren ages 17 and under and eight one-time-use guest passes. 

Student membership benefits include:

• Free visits throughout the year.

• Free admission to Cool Summer Nights (May through August).

• Online access to the museum's quarterly newsletter and scholarly magazine.

• Access to the museum's research library.

Individual, dual and family membership benefits include:

• Free visits throughout the year.

• Free admission to Cool Summer Nights (May through August).

• Online access to the museum's quarterly newsletter and scholarly magazine.

• Special member pricing to special events.

• 10 percent discount at Annual Plant Sale.

• 10 percent off all restaurants.

• 10 percent off classes/workshops/field trips.

• 10 percent off Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum press books.

• Seasonal gift shop discounts.

• Complimentary coffee or tea at Phoebe's Coffee Bar.

• Complimentary use of museum's wheelchairs/strollers.

• Access to the museum's research library.

Copper membership benefits include:

• Everything listed above, listing in the museum's annual report, invitation to a behind-the-scenes tour with curatorial staff, and VIP access to special events by invitation only.

Silver membership benefits include:

• Everything listed above, listing in the museum's annual report, invitation to a behind-the-scenes tour with curatorial staff, VIP access to special events by invitation only, annual donor event with the museum's executive director, access to "Ask a Curator" on the museum's website and personal acknowledgement.

Gold membership benefits include:

• Everything listed above and listing in the museum's annual report, invitation to a behind-the-scenes tour with curatorial staff, VIP access to special events by invitation only, annual donor event with the museum's executive director, access to "Ask a Curator" on the museum's website, personal acknowledgement, invitation to a private event with the executive director and complimentary gift membership (dual or family) for a friend.

Purchase the membership here.


International Wildlife Museum

Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m.  to 6 p.m.

Admission: Adults pay $9, seniors (62+) pay $7, military with ID pay $7, children 4-12 pay $4 and children 3 and under are free.

Worth it? Taxidermy rocks! If your family of four knows they're going to visit the International Wildlife Museum more than two times, consider a membership. Two visits would cost about $52 dollars, only $8 away from purchasing the family membership. 

Zebra exhibit.

You can purchase one of three of the member options and it lasts for a whole year.

1. Individual membership ($40) includes one named adult.

2. Dual membership ($50) includes two named adults. 

3. Family membership ($60) includes two named adults and their children/grandchildren under 18 years of age. 

*Pro tip: Seniors (62+), military and someone with a current hunting or fishing license receive a $5 discount on any membership. Show ID when purchasing. 

Membership benefits include:

• Unlimited visits to the museum.

• 10 percent discount in the museum gift shop.

• Email notification of special events.

• Free admission to special events.

• A cool museum tote bag for new members.

• Free reciprocal admission to over 250 participating Association of Science – Technology Centers museums & science centers. Click here to view passport program.

• Guests joining an International Wildlife Museum member to the museum will receive discounted admission.

• Exclusive discount on museum youth programs and events.


The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Hours: Closed on Mondays and all major holidays, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

Admission: Adults pay $9, seniors (65+)/military pay $8, children 4-17 pay $6 and children 3 and under are free.

Worth it? A visit to the museum would cost a family of four $30, which means they would have to go to the museum twice to make the Family membership worth it.

Suzie Jones and her children spent hours exploring the The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. The family, from Maricopa, AZ was in town while dad was at a conference.

You can choose from seven membership options and each is renewed yearly.

1. E-Friend ($15) includes anyone that wants to financially support the museum. This membership does not give you free admission but a subscription to E-News, which features articles about the miniatures in collection, DIY, events and other news.

2. Individual ($35) includes one named adult and four free guest passes.

3. Couple ($45) includes two named adults and four free guest passes.

4. Family ($60) includes two named adults, four children under 18 years of age and four free guest passes.

5. Cornerstone ($250) includes two named adults, four children under 18 years of age and 10 guest passes.

6. Hearthstone ($500) includes two named adults, four children under 18 years of age and 15 guest passes.

7. Keystone ($1,000) includes two named adults, four children under 18 years of age and 15 guest passes.

Benefits include:

• Free general admission to the museum.

• Special pricing on events.

• 10 percent off items in the museum store.

• Subscription to E-News.

• Invitations to opening of new exhibits and member-only events.

• Discounts on special classes and workshops.

• And for the Keystone membership, an exclusive tour for you and four guests.

Purchase the membership here.


Tohono Chul

Hours: Tohono Chul and Tohono Chul Garden Bistro is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the exhibit house, museum shops and green house are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Students with ID pay $5, adults pay $10, children (5-12) pay $3, seniors (62+) pay $8, active military pay $5 and children under 5 are free.

Worth it? A family of four pays $23 to visit the gardens, which means they would have to visit the gardens two to three times to make the Family membership worth it. 

A hummingbird finds her way to the flowers of a Night-Blooming Hesperalo at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson, AZ. 

You can choose any of the nine memberships ranging from $30 to $1500.

1. Senior single ($30) includes one named senior (62 years or older) for one year and two one-time use guest passes. Purchase it here.

2. Individual ($40) includes one named adult for one year and two one-time use guest passes. Purchase it here.

3. Senior couple ($45) includes two named adults for one year and three one-time use guest passes. Purchase it here.

4. Family ($50) includes two named adults and their children/grandchildren for one year, plus four one-time use guest passes. Purchase it here.

5. Desert Tortoise ($100) includes two named adults and their children/grandchildren for one year, plus four one-time use guest passes. Purchase it here.

6. Red Tailed Hawk ($250) includes two named adults and their children/grandchildren for one year, plus six one-time use guest passes. Purchase it here.

7. Bobcat ($500) includes two named adults and their children/grandchildren for one year, plus eight one-time use guest passes. Purchase it here.

8. Palo Verde ($1000) includes two named adults and their children/grandchildren for one year, plus eight one-time guest passes. Purchase it here.

9. Night Blooming Cereus ($1500) includes two named adults and their children/grandchildren for one year, plus eight one-time guest passes. Purchase it here.

Benefits include:

• Free admission to Tohono Chul.

• 10 percent off items in museum shops and greenhouse.

• Discounts on classes, workshops, lectures, and special events.

• Eligibility to participate as a Park volunteer or docent.

• Access to travel Ed-ventures.

• Emailed seasonal Garden newsletters.

• E-newsletters with information on upcoming Park events.

• Invitations to special Supporting Level events (Desert Tortoise, Red Tailed Hawk, Bobcat, Palo Verde and Night Blooming Cereus).

Additional Red Tailed Hawk membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above plus two lecture passes, two passes to Holiday Nights and listing in the Park's Annual Report.

Additional Bobcat membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above plus four lecture passes, four passes to Holiday Nights, a $60 Garden Bistro Gift Certificate, 20 percent off items in museum shops and greenhouse and a listing in the Park's Annual Report.

Additional Palo Verde membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above plus six lecture passes, six passes to Holiday Nights, a $60 Garden Bistro Gift Certificate, 20 percent off items in museum shops and greenhouse, 20 percent off Garden Bistro Catered Events and a listing in the Park's Annual Report.

Additional Night Blooming Cereus membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above plus eight lecture passes, eight passes to Holiday Nights, a $60 Garden Bistro Gift Certificate, 20 percent off items museum shops and greenhouse, 20 percent off Garden Bistro Catered Events, and a listing in the Park's Annual Report.

Purchase the membership here.


Arizona Historical Society

Memberships apply to all Arizona Historical Society museums in Tempe, Tucson, Yuma and Flagstaff. Tucson Area museums include: Arizona History Museum, Downtown History Museum, Ft. Lowell Museum and Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House. Hours and admission prices for each museum are listed here.

Worth it? If a family of four visits the Arizona History Museum for one day, they would pay $16. They would have to go to the museum four to five times to make the Household membership worth it and about six to seven times to make the Sustaining membership worth it.

The Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd St., is one of the museums you can attend for free as an Arizona Historical Society member. 

The Arizona Historical Society offers seven membership levels that last for a year.

1. Student ($25) includes one named student with a current student ID with benefits like free entry to all Arizona Historical Society and free admission to exhibit openings. 

2. Individual ($50) includes one named adult.

3. Household ($65) includes two named adults and all household children 18 years and younger.

4. Sustaining ($100) includes two named adults, all household children 18 years and younger and two one-time use guest passes.

5. Patron ($250) includes two named adults, all household children 18 years and younger and four one-time use guest passes.

6. Sponsor ($500) includes two named adults, all household children 18 years and younger and six one-time use guest passes.

7. Director's Circle ($1000) includes two named adults, all household children 18 years and younger and eight one-time use guest passes.

Benefits differ per membership. Some offer a little more than the other. So, the more you pay, the more you get.

Individual membership benefits include:

• Unlimited and free admission to all Arizona Historical Society museums.

• Subscription to The Journal of Arizona History.

• 10 percent off Arizona Historical Society lectures, classes, and publications.

• Free admission to exhibit openings.

• 10 percent off museum gift shop purchases.

• Invitation to the Arizona Historical Society Annual Meeting.

Household and Sustaining membership benefits include:

• All of the Individual membership benefits plus 10 percent off Arizona Historical Society lectures, classes, publications and museum gift shop purchases for the second named adult and the children.

Patron membership benefits include:

• All Household/Patron membership benefits plus an invitation to a special museum exhibits tour.

Sponsor membership benefits include:

• All of the Household/Patron membership benefits plus an invitation to a special program, 10 percent off facility rentals and recognition in The Journal of Arizona History.

Director's membership benefits include:

All of the Household/Patron membership benefits plus an invitation to a special program, invitation to a special museum exhibits tour, 10 percent off facility rentals and recognition in The Journal of Arizona History.

Purchase the membership here.


Tucson Museum of Art

Hours: Closed on Monday, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Admission: Adults pay $12, seniors (65+) pay $10, students (with ID) pay $7, children 13-17 pay $7 and children 12 and under and veterans (with ID) are free.

Worth it? The art and the events at the museum makes visiting worth it. A family of four would pay $24 to visit the museum, which means the family would have to go to the museum two to three times to make the Family membership worth it and five times to make the Sustaining membership worth it.

Become a member of the Tucson Museum of Art and get in for free for a year.

The museum offers eight memberships ranging from $35 to $2500 and there are options for memberships lasting one to two years.

1. Artist/student/teacher membership ($35) includes one artist/student/teacher. A copy of artist resume, valid student ID, or for preK-12 teachers, proof of employment on school letterhead is required at time of purchase.

2. Individual ($50) includes one named adult.

3. Family ($60) includes two named adults and all household children under the age of 18. 

4. Sustaining ($120) includes two named adults, all household children under the age of 18 and four general admission guest passes.

5. Patron ($250) includes two named adults, all household children under the age of 18 and six general admission guest passes.

6. President's Circle ($500) includes two named adults, all household children under the age of 18 and four general admission guest passes.

7. Director Circle ($1250) includes two named adults, all household children under the age of 18 and four general admission guest passes.

8. Ambassador Circle ($2500) includes two named adults, all household children under the age of 18 and four general admission guest passes.

Benefits include:

• Unlimited and free admission to the galleries and Historic Block properties.

• Invitations to all exhibition openings and member-only events.

• Use of the museum’s research library.

• Opportunity to join Museum Support Organizations.

• Exclusive members-only discount at local businesses.

Individual and family membership benefits include:

• All of the benefits listed above, 10 percent off museum store purchases and double discount shopping days in the museum store during Membership Appreciation Days.

Sustaining membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above, 10 percent off museum store purchases, double discount shopping days in the museum store during Membership Appreciation Days and membership privileges to the North American Reciprocal Museums program.

Patron membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above, 10 percent off museum store purchases, double discount shopping days in the museum store during Membership Appreciation Days, membership privileges to the North American Reciprocal Museums program and a new member welcome tour.

President's Circle membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above, 10 percent off museum store purchases, double discount shopping days in the museum store during Membership Appreciation Days, membership privileges to the North American Reciprocal Museums program, a new member welcome tour, an invitation to one Leadership Circle event, one complimentary Family level gift membership upon request and listing in the Annual Report.

Director Circle membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above, 10 percent off museum store purchases, double discount shopping days in the museum store during Membership Appreciation Days, membership privileges to the North American Reciprocal Museums program, a new member welcome tour, an invitation to one Leadership Circle event, one complimentary Family level gift membership upon request, listing in the Annual Report, invitation to exclusive Leadership Circle exhibition preview receptions, invitation to Circle evenings with guest lecturers and seminars and more. Read the full list of benefits here

Ambassador Circle membership benefits include:

• All the benefits listed above, private docent-led tours for up to six guests, two family level gift memberships upon request and more. Read the full list of benefits here.

Purchase the membership here.


Museum of Contemporary Art

Hours: Open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Admission: General admission is $8, students and seniors (with ID) pay $5, children under 17/veterans/active military/public safety officers are free.

Worth it? One trip to the museum would cost a family of four $16 so you would have to go to the museum five to six times to make the Family membership worth it. The children are free so there's no need to worry about them when deciding which membership to purchase but don't buy it just yet. The museum is closed until Oct. 28 for installation.

*Pro tip: MOCA offers so many opportunities to enter for free. Every last Sunday of the month is a free day for all and every second Sunday of the month is a free day for cyclists with a helmet as proof.

The Museum of Contemporary Art offers nine memberships and so many benefits.

The Museum of Contemporary Art offers nine memberships ranging from $30 to $10,000. You can choose between paying all at once or monthly on their payment plan.

1. Student ($30) includes one named student. 

2. Individual ($50) includes one named adult. 

3. Family ($85) includes two named adults. 

4. Friend ($150) includes two named adults and two guest passes.

5. Supporter ($250) includes two named adults, free admission to special seminars and other special events for one adult and four guest passes.

6. Enthusiast ($500) includes two named adults, free admission to special seminars and other special events for one adult and six guest passes.

7. Patron ($1000) includes two named adults, free admission to special seminars and other special events for two adults, one gift membership and six guest passes.

8. Art Circle ($5000) includes two named adults, free admission to special seminars and other special events for two adults, one gift membership and six guest passes.

9. Director's Circle ($10,000) includes two named adults, free admission to special seminars and other special events for two adults, one gift membership and six guest passes.

Benefits include:

• Free admission to museum exhibitions/openings.

• Invitation to members-only receptions & events.

• Free yoga at MOCA classes.

• Discounted admission to educational programs and events.

• Discounted admission to special seminars and events.

• Discounted tickets to annual Gala.

• 10 percent off items at MOCAshop.

• Invitation to special members-only previews for MOCA shop sales.

• Opportunity to purchase advance Gala tickets.

Friend membership benefits include:

• All of the benefits listed above plus two guest passes, a complimentary MOCA t-shirt or tote bag and membership privileges to museums through Mod/Co.

Supporter membership benefits include:

• All of the Friend membership benefits plus free admission to special seminars and other special events for one adult and an invitation to select private parties and collection visits.

Enthusiast membership benefits include:

• All of the Supporter membership benefits plus a MOCA tour with the Director.

Patron membership benefits include:

• All of the Enthusiast membership benefits plus free admission for two to all MOCA special seminars and events, recognition in writing on MOCA’s Donor Wall, one gift membership and an invitation to the annual donor cocktail event.

Art Circle membership benefits include:

• All of the Patron membership benefits plus one free rental of a MOCA gallery for private function.

Director's Circle membership benefits include:

• All of the Art Circle membership benefits plus art concierge services, private tours and additional benefits and naming opportunities based on donor’s area of interest.

Purchase the membership here.


Children's Museum Tucson & Oro Valley

Downtown: 200 S. 6th Ave.

Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $8 for adults and children and children under 12 months are free.

Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $6 for adults and children and children under a year old are free.  

Worth it? If a family of four decides to go with either the downtown-specific or Oro Valley-specific memberships, they'd only have to go to the museum three times to make it worth it. On the other hand, they would have to go to either museum four times to make the Family Fun membership (gets you into either location) worth it. 

*Pro tip: Admission is reduced to $3 on the 30th of every month.

Brothers Abra m, Dagoberto and Diego Lujan play with tubular bells and drums in the Music Garden. The Museum is turning 30 this year

Each membership lasts for a year and can be used immediately following purchase. You can choose to buy a pass for one museum (Downtown or Oro Valley) or buy a pass for both.

1. Family Fun Children's Museum Tucson OR Family Fun Children's Museum Oro Valley ($100) includes two named adults and four named children. Go to the Children's Museum's membership page to purchase the membership online.

2. Just For Grandparents Children's Museum Tucson OR Just for Grandparents Children's Museum Oro Valley ($80) includes two named grandparents and all grandchildren (five per visit). Go to the Children's Museum's membership page to purchase the membership online.

3. Three For All Children's Museum Tucson OR Three For All Children Children's Museum Oro Valley ($75) includes a party of three, just those three people. Go to the Children's Museum's membership page to purchase the membership online.

4. Family Fun ($135) includes two named adults and four named children. This membership gets you into both museums. Go to the Children's Museum's membership page to purchase the membership online.

5. Just For Grandparents ($105) includes two named grandparents and all grandchildren (five per visit). This membership gets you into both museums. Go to the Children's Museum's membership page to purchase the membership online.

6. Three For All ($95) includes a party of three, just those three people. This membership gets you into both museums. Go to the Children's Museum's membership page to purchase the membership online.

Benefits include:

• Free and unlimited admission to either museum, unless you buy the dual pass.

• Members-only hours and events.

• Four guest passes for one-time use.

• 20 percent off birthday parties.

• 10 percent off facility rentals.

• Monthly eNewsletter Subscription.

• Members-only discount guest passes.

Purchase the membership here.


Fox Tucson Theatre

Hours and ticket prices vary by events and schedule.

This membership is best for people without children because none of the options include children, nor do they discount tickets for children. Get a membership to the Fox Tucson Theatre, if you know you love attending their shows.

Fox Theatre

Fox Tucson Theatre offers five memberships ranging from $75 to $2500 and all memberships include one named adult. 

1. Fox Tucson Theatre Member ($75) includes benefits like access to member ticket pre-sales, a personalized membership card, two passes to every classic movie playing at the theatre, $1 drink discount at concession stand, and one free small popcorn with purchase.

2. Fox Tucson Theatre Performer ($250) includes all the member benefits, recognition in annual report, their Cheerful Exchange Policy, Fox t-shirt, access to Donor Lounge for two people.

3. Fox Tucson Theatre Producer ($500) includes all of the performer benefits, recognition on the poster in theatre lobby, two artist "Meet & Greet" passe, access to Donor Lounge for four people and one signed show poster every year.

4. Fox Tucson Theatre Director ($1000) includes all of the producer benefits, four artist "Meet & Greet" passes, access to Donor Lounge for six people, naming an orchestra seat and an invitation to Fall Season Reveal.

5. Fox Tucson Theatre Legend ($2500) includes all of the director benefits, unlimited artist "Meet & Greet" passes and an invitation to the Annual Legend Donor Thank-You Event.

Purchase the membership here.


The Loft Cinema

Hours and ticket prices vary by events and schedule.

Worth it? It's a bummer that Loft doesn't include children in memberships, although their admission is cheaper or sometimes free. Becoming a member gets you some free tickets for the year and then a discounted ticket price after that. Could still be worth it, if you love going to see movies at The Loft and want to support it. 

Alyson Hill, the assistant manager at the Loft Cinema, serves up some candy, drinks, popcorn and more to Max and Mia Ramirez for an illustration .

The Loft Cinema offers 10 memberships ranging from $50 to $5000. 

1. Student/teacher ($50) includes one named student or teacher (with ID at time of purchase).

2. Individual ($75) includes one named adult.

3. Couple ($125) includes two named adults.

4. Star ($275) includes two named adults and two free tickets to your film of choice at Loft Film Fest.

5. Superstar ($525) includes two named adults and four free tickets to your film of choice at Loft Film Fest.

6. Director Circle ($1000) includes two named adults and two Loft Film Fest passes.

7. Executive Producer Individual ($1500) includes one named adult and free admission to all films at the Loft.

8. Executive Producer Couple ($2500) includes two named adult and free admission to all films at the Loft.

9. Auteur Individual ($3000) includes one named adult and four tickets to Loft's secret awards party. 

10. Auteur Couple ($5000) includes two named adults and eight tickets to Loft's secret awards party.

Benefits for all memberships include:

• Four free tickets annually for individuals, students and teacher memberships and eight free tickets annually for every other membership.

• Monthly free screenings of new films.

• Free organic popcorn.

• Free Loft Cinema sticker.

• Member pricing ($5.75) for all regularly scheduled films.

• Discounted admission to special events and Loft Film Fest.

• Exclusive opportunities to buy advance tickets.

• Weekly email updates.

Additional Star membership benefits include:

• All benefits listed above, Loft Cinema Aluminum water bottle, 20 percent off concessions.

Additional Superstar membership benefits include:

• All benefits listed above, Loft Cinema t-shirt or tote bag, recognition on slides between screenings.

Additional Director Circle membership benefits include:

• All benefits listed above and recognition in Loft Film Fest program.

Additional Executive Producer membership benefits include:

• All benefits listed above, an invitation to exclusive salons and an invitation to the Loft's secret awards part.

Additional Auteur membership benefits include:

• All benefits listed above, reserved seats with 24-hour advance notice and two drinks per member at any screening or event.

Purchase the membership here.


Casa Video

Hours: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Casa Video  

Worth it? It doesn't work like everything else listed here. Casa Video's membership lets you rent movies from them. So, if you miss the days of Blockbuster, the good ol' movie renting days, check out Casa Video's wide movie collection.

The membership is the cost of your first rental, which averages $3.50 for three days (though prices to vary depending on the type of movie.) After that first rental, you'll get access to their entire movie collection.


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