10 Great Gift Memberships for Families

Instead of buying a family or friend more crap that they will have to store in an already small living space, consider buying them a membership that they can enjoy all year round. Weather it gets them ou of the house or delivers toys to their door you are sure to be the best gift giver of the year.



1. City Zoos and NY Aquarium Family Membership

An animal loving family will live this membership where they can enjoy free admission to any and all of the NYC zoos for free along with all of their awesome special events.

Cost: $129

Perks: free admission for two adults and their children up to age 18 to ALL of the NYC zoos- free parking passes- free limited-edition wildlife T-shirt- 16 attraction passes

How to Buy: online here


2. Sunnyside Gardens Park Membership

Sunnyside Gardens Park is a 3-acre park located in historic Sunnyside Gardens. Park membership is open to Sunyside residents who are  interested in being a part of  the park.

Perks: Admission to the private park and park events

How to Buy: call  (718) 672-1555 or email  Sunnysidegardenscomm@nyc.rr.com.

3. Museum of the Moving Image Family Membership

Know a family that loves movies and television? Who doesn’t? Moving Image has film series’ throughout the year special events, and awesome camps that everyone can enjoy.

Cost: $150

Perks: Unlimited free admission to the Museum’s galleries for two adults and up to four accompanied children- Unlimited free admission to all regular screenings at the Museum- Reservation privileges for performances and workshops created especially for families – Eight free arcade game tokens per child per visit- Discounts on children’s birthday parties – Discounts at neighborhood restaurants and businesses. Click here to view all current offers.

How to Buy: Online Here

4. City Recreation Membership

Help a family stay healthy and active this year by gifting them a membership to the NYC Rec centeres. This includes admission to all of the cities pools as well.

Cost : $150 per adult per year

Perks: Free admission to all of the cities indoor and outdoor pools and recreation centers. This includes the fabulous Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center as well as a great assortment of free fitness classes and gyms.

How to Buy: You can gift a membership by calling your local recreation center ________________________________________________________________________
5. NYSCI Membership

This membership is great for families with multiple children of different age groups. NYSCI has plenty for big kids to do such as mini golf and even a great preschool place for litle ones as well.

Cost: $85-$200

Perks: Priority admission – Discounts on 3D Theater – Free coat check service and free parking- visit the Science Playground for free -Only members have borrowing privileges from the Science Technology Library – Exclusive member events – Priority ticketing to public shows and programs

How to Buy: online here


6.Alley Pond Membership

Alley Pond hosts one of the most sought after toddler classes in the borough and you can give the gift of priority registration to a family for under $100.

Cost: $60

Perks: quarterly newsletters and advance notice of their program offerings- priority registration for early childhood education programs-  10% discount in the APEC Gift Shop- 10% discount on APEC’s twice a year Bird Seed Sale- 10% discount on APEC birthday parties

How to Buy: online here



7. Queens Musem of Art Membership

The QMA has several great exhibits, classes, and camps that an entire family to enjoy.

Cost: $20- $300

Perks: Perks range but include – Queens Museum of Art tote bag- Free admission- 10% discount at the gift shop

How to Buy: (718) 592-9700 or email info@queensmuseum.org


8. Noguchi Museum Family Membership

This Japanese oasis in Long Island City is an unusually calm space for children and parents to enjoy together. They also host many great events and programs throughout the year.

Cost: $150

Perks: Unlimited free admission for the family- Advance registration for the popular Art for Families workshops- Free admission to Open Studio, Art for Families and Art for Tots

How to Buy: www.noguchi.org

9. Gymboree Membership

Give the gift of free time to any mom and she will thank you. Gymboree has many classes for parents to choose from that are sure to be a hit.

Cost: Starts at $75

Perks:  20% discount coupons for Gymboree, Janie and Jack and Crazy 8- Exclusive shopping events during the year.– Two free classes worldwide- Special
discounts at Gymboree friends and family events- $25 Gymbucks- Free Open Gym Times

How to Buy: (866) 477-3700 or email foresthiny@gymboreeclasses.com

10. Toygaroo toy rental

Instead of a Netflix membership, give the parents in your life a monthly pass to Toygaroo the online toy rental company.

Cost: Plans start at $25 per month

Perks: similar to Netflix, Toygaroo lends you toys on a monthly basis

How to Buy: Online here  www.toygaroo.com