Museum of Science

The Museum of Science Offers *Four Unique Ways for DCF Foster Kids & Families to Experience the Museum.

*This offer is distributed through a quarterly email to DCF Foster Families through the Department of Children and Families. This email will contain directions on registration. This offer does not require the use of Wonderfund Access Card. Please read the instructions located on this page to access this offer. 

Our dedicated partners at the Museum of Science create access and opportunity for DCF foster children and families by providing free Museum admission, *free family memberships, summer course scholarships and free group visits for **DCF Group home and Residential Programs.  

One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum attracts approximately 1.5 million visitors a year through its vibrant programs and 700 interactive exhibits. To date, more than 2300 DCF foster families have enjoyed thousands of visits to the Museum! 

We're so thankful to the Museum for opening its doors for learning, inspiration, and fun--moments that matter--for all our state's children in foster care and their devoted foster parents.

*Family membership is offered to foster families who visit the Museum frequently. 

**Currently available for the Boston and Northern regions.

Are you a member of a DCF Foster Family? Be sure to register and opt in to your Museum of Science benefit package!

Your benefit package includes: 

  • Eligible family members (see below) will receive free admission to the Museum of Science in Boston with presentation of photo ID at the Museum box office by a registered primary and/or secondary care provider

  • When visiting the Museum, free admission includes access to the Museum’s exhibit halls and live presentations but does not include venues requiring separate tickets such as Butterfly Garden, 4-D Theater, Omni Theater, Planetarium, or ticketed special exhibitions

Registration Timeline:

Register By:

Benefit Package Start Date:

May 31, 2019

July 1, 2019

August 15, 2019

September 16, 2019

November 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

March 9, 2020

April 14, 2020


Important Information:

  • After your free admission start date, bring photo ID for the primary and/or secondary care providers to the Museum of Science Box Office non-member line (orange line) to request your free tickets

  • Family members eligible for free admission include adults designated as primary and secondary care providers and their biological, adoptive, and foster children who reside in licensed Massachusetts foster homes

  • This program does not include guests who do not reside in the foster family household or adults other than the primary and secondary care providers even if they reside with the foster family

  • Free admission is for foster homes with Open status and will continue for the duration of the Wonderfund/Museum of Science partnership. Foster homes with Closed status will be removed from eligibility for free admission.

  • The Museum will use the information you provided in your Opt-In survey for contact and admission purposes.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the Wonderfund at:

Enjoy your adventure at the Museum.