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

As a Charter Members* to Sullenberger Aviation Museum, Frequent Flyers receive additional benefits including:

  • Six (6) extra months of membership for those purchasing their Charter Membership before April 30.
  • A special, exclusive sticker to show your Charter Membership status.
  • An invitation to a supporters’ sneak peek event at the museum before the doors open to the public.

*Purchase before April 30, 2024.

Important Note: Membership expiration dates will be set when the museum open date is known.

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Makes a Great Gift!

A Charter 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 online or at the museum; please provide a valid ID and proof of EBT/WIC enrollment on your first visit.

Membership Levels & Perks

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. Additional children can be added for a fee ($10 per child).
  • 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 members@sullenbergeraviation.org with any questions about becoming a member.

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