Museum Membership

Kids Fly Free with our Frequent Flyer Membership Program

When you purchase a membership to Sullenberger Aviation Museum, you will enjoy free museum admission for a year along with other exciting perks. SAM’s Frequent Flyer program fosters curiosity and ignites a passion for STEM education in kids from 3-93. We’re creating engaging and lasting experiences for you and your family and illuminating science education as a vital tool for comprehending our world.

Frequent Flyers play a crucial role in supporting a dynamic community resource and spark curiosity in Charlotte’s West side. Frequent Flyers are entitled to a year of exclusive membership benefits and Frequent Flyer-only experiences that will bring the skies closer to you than ever before.

Embark on your journey with Sullenberger Aviation Museum, today!

Frequent Flyer Perks

  • Free admission for 12 months
  • 15% discount in the gift shop
  • Discounts on select events and programs
  • Free parking
  • Early registration for camps and workshops
  • Quarterly concierge benefits



Makes a Great Gift!

A membership to SAM makes an excellent gift -- especially for that aviation or science enthusiast who seems to have everything. Your gift for any special day provides a year’s worth of engaging experiences that will stand out long after the celebration is over.

Welcome Program Membership

Sullenberger Aviation Museum offers EBT and WIC participants the Welcome Membership for $30/year, granting the same benefits as our Family Plus level—free entry for 2 adults, up to 6 children, and a caregiver. Membership purchase available at the museum; please provide a valid ID and proof of EBT/WIC enrollment on your first visit.

Membership Levels & Perks

Free Adult Admissions
(Ages 18+)
1 2 2 2 2
Included Children Admissions
(Ages 5-17)
0 0 4 6 6
Free Caregiver Admission 0 0 0 1 1
Gift Shop Discount 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Event and Program Discounts ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️
Free Parking ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️
Early Registration for Camps & Workshops ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️
Quarterly Concierge Benefits ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️ ✈️
Cost (plus tax) $75 $125 $150 $200 $30

Perks Overview

  • Free Admissions: Your membership gets you a year of free admission in the quantities outlined above.
  • Children Admissions (Ages 5-17): See above for the included number based on your membership level.
  • Guest Tickets: Additional tickets can be added for $10 per guest.
  • Children Admissions (Under 5): Children ages 0-4 are always admitted free.
  • Caregiver Admission: Allow another family member, friend or other caregiver to bring your children to the museum.
  • Events Discounts: Members receive a 50% discount on all special events (movie nights, etc.) and a 25% discount on birthday parties and private programs. Discounts not available on venue rentals or 3rd party events.
  • Free Parking: Unlike most Charlotte museums, SAM has free parking available on-site.
  • Early Registration: Members will receive priority access to register for summer camps and workshops, before they go on sale to general public.

Any Questions?

Please don't hesitate to email us at with any questions about becoming a member.

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