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The Top 10 Family Memberships in DFW

10 Best family membership ideas in Dallas

Family Memberships around DFW

Experience gifts are gifts that you can go and do something fun with your family. To me, these are the best gifts and make the best memories.

There are so many awesome ideas for family memberships in DFW.

Zoos, museums, pools, are just some of the examples.

This is the list you need to send to your extended family to get you for Christmas!!

Please check individual venues for updated information. 

Here’s a look at some of the best family memberships in the area.

The Pogo Pass

While many places around DFW have a single location membership, only one pass provides over 20 locations and some with multiple visits!  

The Pogo Pass Membership provides a huge saving on a year’s worth of entertainment at 21 Venues with our promo code: PLANOMOMS.

Standard price is $49.95 each.  

An Annual Pass Family Membership if you buy through PLANOMOMS gives access to 21 venues for only $39.95, saving 20% on the Retail price of $49.95.

Some of the most popular places include- Dr Pepper Star Center- Fort Worth Zoo- Hawaiian Falls- Pump it Up- The Cove at Lakefront – Sci-Tech Discovery Center- Frisco Rough Riders

Pogo Pass family fun membership

For only $39.95 per person per year (a child over 2 years old needs their own pass) they can get 27 visits and 13 sports games with the Standard Pass! 

They provide GIFT CARD options as well as membership you can use straight away, through the use of their downloadable APP. 

To get this unique Pass and start making memories with your family all year long, get yours HERE

Plano Parks and Rec Pass

Whenever you use a Recreation Center (aside from Classes or Camps) you can bypass the Admission Fee (usually $3 per day ages 3-15, or $6 per day (age 16+) by purchasing a Family Membership that offers the best value for money and discounts!

Although the Recreation Centers differ, most offer Gym and Workout areas, some with indoor Walking tracks, Basketball court, Indoor Lap Pool, Water Slides, (some have lazy rivers), Outdoor Pools, Game Rooms with billiards, air hockey, board games, table tennis and foosball, Open play badminton, basketball, and volleyball.

You can also reserve areas and rent classrooms, meeting rooms and pool party rooms too.

Benefits: (access to)

Family Membership Cost: yearly: $399 or $50 a month ( you could just do the summer months for the pools!)

Why This Family Membership Saves you Money: Most of the pools charge $5 for kids and $9 for adults (Jack Carter Pool‘s prices). You will save big time by getting the membership even if it’s only for the summer months!

Check out the newly renovated Oak Point Recreation Center

Dallas Arboretum


  • Free year-round general garden admission
  • Free parking (available on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • Free access to parking garage
  • Express entry during major events
  • Discounts in the Hoffman Family Gift Store, the Arboretum online store and at area businesses
  • Reduced ticket prices for Cool Thursdays Concerts, adult programs, workshops, and lectures
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Goblins in the Garden, and Sweets and Treats
  • Quarterly newsletters and monthly emails highlighting gardening information and upcoming events
  • Reciprocal admission to more than 200 botanical gardens and arboretums worldwide
  • Early Morning Member Walks, 7-9 a.m. from March 1 through November 3 (No photography allowed before 9 a.m.)

Family Membership Cost: $135. They have several options and prices so check out their website for more info.

Why this saves you money: The price per ticket is $15 for adults and $10 for each child per visit! Children under the age of 2 are free.

This is such a beautiful place you will want to go again and again all year.

The Texas Pool


  • Private & Public Party discounts with free use of Texas Pool propane/grills
  • Senior members’ visiting grandchildren get in FREE
  • Admission to exclusive Members Only Events
  • Reduced Guest Pass Pricing and FREE special events
  • Member Discounts for Swim Lessons, Discover Scuba,  Mermaid Classes, Yoga, Chess Team, and Special Events

Family Membership Cost: $85 (See website for updated information)

Why this Saves you Money: Non-members will pay $10/person or $30/family for an all-day guest pass for just one swim! Get the membership and swim all summer long!

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Dallas Zoo

From Safari Nights to Dallas Zoo lights, enjoy a full year of adventures, value, and discovery from this Family Membership!


  • Free admission 364 days a year
  • Free parking*
  • 6 free ride tickets on the Monorail or Carousel
  • Subscription to Focus, the Dallas Zoo member magazine
  • Invitations to members-only events, including Member Morning hours
  • Personalized membership cards
  • Reduced admission to 150+ zoos nationwide
  • 10% discount at the Zoofari Market gift shop
  • 10% discount at the Prime Meridian Café, Wilds of Africa Grill, and Serengeti Café
  • Discount on camps and educational sessions
  • Discounted daily and annual admission to our affiliated Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

Family Membership Cost:  Includes 2 adults and 4 children $149

Why this Saves you Money: Adult tickets are $15 and kids are $12 for one visit, plus you will pay a parking fee! Get the membership to be able to come all year long any time you want! Without a membership, they say the average cost of two visits is $168 for 2 adults & 2 kids.

We know a lot of Moms look at both of our local Zoos and wonder which one is the best? Take a look at our review of the Dallas Zoo vs Fort Worth Zoo to see which one is better?

Heritage Farmstead

MEMBERSHIP with the Heritage Farmstead Museum is one of the best investments you can make in your community’s future and your family’s future.


  • Free daily admission for 4 family members
  • Complimentary Book
  • Special Member Rates to all events
  • Monthly e-newsletter of upcoming opportunities and events, so you get the most from your membership
  • 10% discount in the Museum Store

Family Membership Cost: $120

Why This Saves You Money: it includes free admission for 4 people to 8 additional programs: Membership Dinner & Concert, Nights on the Town (2), Foto Fridays, Homeschool Resource Day, Christmas Photos on the farm and Lantern Light tickets . first snowfall.

Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Designed to provide dynamic educational experiences promoting STEM, this 501c3 organization provides a fun place to visit indoors, for day visits and birthday parties, as well as Camps.


  • free admission
  • discounts on parties/camps/preschool
  • 10% off in the store
  • early registration for camps and programs

Family Membership Cost: for up to 4 family members, $80

Why this Saves You Money: General admission tickets cost $8.50 for everyone ages 3-65. This is a fun place that changes out exhibits so kids will never be bored!

Perot Museum of Nature and Science


  • Free admission
  • Exclusive Museum Events and Hours (members only hours and previews to new exhibits first!)
  • Discounts (parking, the theater admission, special events, and the gift shop!)
  • Admission to more than 360 museums worldwide!
  • Member Express line

Family Membership: Basic family membership cost $130 for the year. Check out their other options

Why This Saves you Money: General Admission for adults is upwards of $20 and kids is $13! This adds up.

The Perot Museum is such a top recommended fun place to take kids and even a nice place to take visitors.

National Videogame Museum


  • free admission
  • discounts on parties/camps/preschool
  • 10% off in the store
  • Double Tokens
  • early registration for camps and programs

Family Membership Cost: 4 family members $99.99

Why this Saves You Money:  Day tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. If you want to go a few times it will save to get the membership. Age 3 and under are free. You can get a discount of $2 off ticket prices for guests

Texas Discovery Gardens

family memberships

At Texas Discovery Gardens, families can enjoy a year-round tropical butterfly house, Snakes of Texas exhibit, insects from around the world, and 7.5 acres of outdoor gardens.

They are 100% organic and feature native and adapted plants that thrive in North Texas weather. New in 2018: enjoy a Natural Playscape for children of all ages, including a rock wall, tree deck, and log scramble.

Their companion Eco-Discovery Adventure will feature activities for children throughout their grounds.

Members can take advantage of daily Toddler Talks at 11am, Butterfly Release demonstrations at 12pm and Critter encounters at 2pm, as well as discounts on monthly Stories and More programs and summer/winter camps.


  • Free admission to the Gardens and Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House & Insectarium
  • Discount for Workshops
  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop
  • 10% Discount and early shopping for Butterfly Plant Sale
  • Invitation to exclusive Members’ events
  • Free or reduced admission to 300+ gardens!* (see details at bottom of page)
  • One day of free admission to the State Fair of Texas for up to six people (valid weekdays except for Columbus Day).

Family Membership Cost: $75  for 2 adults and all children under 18

Why this Saves You Money: Visiting the gardens 1 day will cost you $10 for adults and $5 for children 3-11. This is such a fun place to visit that you could spend the price of a membership in just a few visits.

You can also get access for free with a Pogo Pass!

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