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Member Benefit Descriptions

ASTC Passport

Fleet members receive free or discounted admission to over 250 participating institutions. (Some restrictions may apply.) Click here for the location of a science center on your next vacation.

Please note:

  1. We suggest that you call the science center you wish to visit at least 48 hours in advance to find out if there are any restrictions.
  2. Present your Fleet membership card and a photo I.D.

Benefits Brochure

Is mailed with your cards and vouchers. Review it for tips on how to make the most of your membership.


Members receive a discount on all purchases at the North Star Science Store, Galileo’s Café, on additional tickets in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater and for enrollment in education programs.

Discovery Society Members

Are Adventurer, Voyager, Trailblazer, Pioneer and Innovator members.

Exhibit Gallery Admission

Is always free for members. Present your membership card at the entrance. (If you are going to a Theater show, you must stop at the Ticket Counter to get a ticket for the show.) Click here for more information.

Express Ticket Pick-Up

All members may proceed directly to the Members Window to redeem vouchers, claim reservations or purchase tickets. Members do not wait in the ticket-buyers line. (Members do wait in the ticket holders line, so plan to line up early if a particular seat location is important to you.)

Gift Membership

A convenient and timely gift all year long. Fleet members can purchase Family memberships at a special discount. Call (619) 238-1233, ext. 713, or print out this application and mail it to us.

Theater Voucher

Valid for one person to see one Theater show for free. Each membership level (except Exhibit Experience) includes six or more free Theater vouchers. When you use up all your vouchers, purchase additional tickets at a discount. Theater vouchers ARE transferable; give them away to friends and neighbors. (In fact, you don’t even need to be present when vouchers are redeemed!) Voucher also includes free exhibit gallery admission.

Innovator Privileges

Is our highest level of membership support – individuals who join at $2,500 and above. Innovator members receive all the benefits that Pioneer members receive, plus invitations to Trustee receptions and other special events.

Member I.D. Number

Appears on your membership card and Theater vouchers. Have this number ready whenever you call the Fleet to receive the best service.

Members Window

Located at the far left of the ticket counter. Stop here to claim your reservation, renew your membership or purchase a new membership. (Other Ticket Counter cashiers can assist you as well.)

Membership Office

Call (619) 238-1233, ext. 713 or email us at membership@rhfleet.org. We're open Monday – Friday during regular business hours. Contact us to renew or upgrade your membership, buy a gift membership, change your address or get help with a membership problem. If you reach voice mail, please leave a message and we will call you back shortly.

Pre-Seating Privileges

Are valid for Voyager, Trailblazer, Pioneer and Innovator members. You and your party (up to four people) enter the Theater ahead of those waiting in line. Present your card at the ticket counter and ask the cashier for instructions on where to wait for pre-seating.


Call (619) 238-1233. Have your membership ID number ready, the number in your party and if you'll be using vouchers. Remember, we save the show, but not the seat – if sitting in a particular part of the theater is important, please arrive early. Member reservations for Theater and planetarium shows must be claimed at least 20 minutes before show time; always allow extra time for parking. Reservations not claimed will be released for sale to the general public.

The Sky Tonight

Our live planetarium show presented on the first Wednesday of every month explains what you can see in the San Diego sky that month. Discovery Society members and their families are free. Other members receive a discount.