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ASTC Travel Passport Program FAQ - Get the most out of your membership

What does ASTC stand for?
Association of Science and Technology Centers

What is the ASTC?
ASTC is an organization of science centers and museums whose mission is dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among audiences. ASTC members include science centers, museums, nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children's museums, as well as companies, consultants, and organizations that share an interest in science education.

What does the ASTC Travel Passport Program have to do with Intrepid Museum membership?
The Intrepid Museum is a member of ASTC and participates in the ASTC travel passport program. Intrepid Museum members are able to visit other participating ASTC museums and institutions free of charge.

Are there restrictions?
Yes. ASTC excludes museums and institutions within 90 miles of membership purchase and purchaser residency. Therefore, if you have a membership with an institution or live within 90 miles of another you are planning to visit, you would not be granted free admission under the ASTC Travel Passport Program.

How many people can visit other ASTC participants for free?
Based on your membership level, you are granted free general admission under the museum or institution’s membership admission policy at which you are visiting. Example: A visiting family with a family membership from a participating ASTC institution is granted free general admission for up to two adults and four children at Intrepid Museum. Some museums and institutions have different policies, so we suggest that you call to verify the policy prior to visiting.

Does this apply to discounts, exhibits and other promotions?
No. ASTC gives you free general admission only.

How do I know which museums and institutions I can visit?
Within one week of your joining the Intrepid Museum or renewing your membership, we email you a link to the most up-to-date list of ASTC participants. This list is subject to change. A downloadable PDF version is available on our website here.

What do I need to bring with me?
Your museum membership card as well as a photo ID.

I have additional questions…
Feel free to contact the membership department if you have any further questions about the ASTC Travel Passport Program by emailing or by calling 646-381-5030.