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Membership FAQs

Below are the answers to questions members ask most often.

Theater Vouchers

  1. How do I redeem my Theater vouchers?
  2. Who needs a voucher?
  3. Why do you put an expiration date on Theater vouchers?
  4. Are my Theater vouchers transferable?
  5. Are my Theater vouchers valid at any other facility?
  6. Why is my Discovery Society card NOT transferable?

Membership Categories

  1. How can I purchase a Gift Membership?
  2. Who is included in my Family or Grandparent membership?
  3. Who can purchase a Senior membership?
  4. Why don't you give a membership card to children?

Update Your Membership Record

  1. How can I contact the Membership Office?
  2. How can I update my record?
  3. What do I do about lost cards and Theater vouchers?
  4. My cards and vouchers never arrived. What should I do?
  5. When can I upgrade my membership?

Other

  1. What is a special event?
  2. Where can I find Theater show times?
  3. How much of my membership is tax deductible?
  4. What is the Fleet's privacy policy?
  5. What if I have a question you have not answered?

Theater Vouchers

1. How do I redeem my Theater vouchers?

You must stop at the Ticket Counter to exchange your vouchers for a film or planetarium show ticket. Then proceed to the theater.

2. Who needs a voucher?

Everyone in your family needs to exchange a voucher for a theater ticket. When you run out of vouchers, you may purchase additional tickets at a member’s discount.

3. Why do you put an expiration date on Theater vouchers?

The fairest way to administer the membership program is for everybody to use their Theater vouchers during the year they are members. This is also the reason we do not extend vouchers.

4. Are my Theater vouchers transferable?

Yes! Give them away to friends, neighbors and out-of-town guests. In fact, you do not even need to be present when they are redeemed.

5. Are my Theater vouchers valid at any other facility?

No. Every IMAX theater is independantly managed. You must use your Theater vouchers at the Fleet Science Center, and you must use them before they expire.

6. Why is my Discovery Society card NOT transferable?

Discovery Society cards (for Adventurer, Voyager, Trailblazer, Pioneer and Innovator members) are valid for free, unlimited admission into films and Planetarium shows. It is designed to be used by the same two individuals all year long. It is not fair if some members pass their Discovery Society cards to friends instead of using their Theater vouchers or purchasing tickets.

Membership Categories

1. How can I purchase a Gift Membership?
  • By telephone: (619) 238-1233, ext. 713. (Have your credit card ready.)
  • Click here to: Purchase online
  • In person: Ask any cashier at the ticket counter.
2. Who is included in my Family or Grandparent membership?
  • Family: 2 adults and up to 6 children under 18 years of age
  • Grandparent: 2 adults and up to 6 children or grandchildren under 18 years of age
3. Who can purchase a Senior membership?

Persons age 65+.

4. Why don't you give a membership card to children?

Children under 18 are included on their parents' cards. They do not need a separate card.

Update Your Membership Record

1. How can I contact the Membership Office?

Monday - Friday, during business hours:

2. How can I update my record?

Contact the Membership Office.

3. What do I do about lost cards and Theater vouchers?

Contact the Membership Office.

4. My cards and vouchers never arrived. What should I do?

Contact the Membership Office right away and we will arrange for replacements.

5. When can I upgrade my membership?

Upgrade at any time. If is not near your regular renewal date, we will charge the difference.

Other

1. What is a "Special Event?"

A Special Event is a film or program for which a membership benefit may be restricted or excluded. We do not have many special events, and when we do, we always inform members in advance.

2. Where can I find Theater show times?

Click here. For today's and tomorrow's show times, call (619) 238-1233. Listen to the recording for schedule changes, early closings, etc.

3. How much of my membership is tax-deductible?
Membership Tax Deductibility
Category Purchase Price Tax-deductible portion
Innovator $2,500

$2,340

Pioneer $1,000 $860
Trailblazer $500 $360
Voyager $300 $175
Adventurer $150 $78
Family $89 $17
Grandparent $89 $17
Senior $59 $5
Individual $59 $5
Exhibit Experience $64 $64

Tax-deductible portions are for advisory purposes only. We encourage you to contact your financial advisor.

4. What is the Fleet's privacy policy?

We respect your privacy. Your email address will never be traded or released to any outside organization. From time to time, we send regular mailings (snail mail) about other non-profits. (The other organization never sees your address.) If you prefer not to receive these "reciprocal mailings," please contact the Membership Office.

5. What if I have questions you have not answered?

Please e-mail us at: membership@rhfleet.org