Best Membership Gifts in Manhattan


If you’re looking to cut back on the amount of stuff in your house, memberships make a great gifting alternative. Read on for what membership makes the most sense for your family.

Flint Hills Discovery Center Membership

Discover the value of membership at the Flint Hills Discovery Center! For the price of three regular admissions, you and your family can experience UNLIMITED access to the FHDC for a year. Family memberships include up to two named adults and all children living in the same household for $80.

  • One year of unlimited access to more than 10,000 square feet of exhibits and the multimedia Horizon Ranch Flint Hills Immersive Experience Theater
  • Invitations to members-only events, such as exclusive exhibition previews
  • Early access to select programs and events
  • Program and event discounts 
  • 10% discount on Gift Store merchandise
  • Free or reduced admission access to more than 350 participating science centers and museums around the world courtesy of the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ Travel Passport program. For a complete list of participating institutions, visit the Association of Science and Technology Center website.

MHK Play Studio Membership

MH Play Studio encourage families of all ages to visit for a unique learning experience with a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Design and create in the Makers Space, engage in light and shadow play, construct roadways with ramps and tubes, and more!

For year-round memberships, enjoy unlimited visits for open play for a year, 5% off events, parent workshops, Curate shop, class enrollments, and parties. This membership level is $195. Quarterly memberships are also available for $65.

Sunset Zoo Membership

A year-round membership to Sunset Zoo is a terrific value! Friends of Sunset Zoo memberships offer a variety of levels with a family membership coming in at $65. Membership is valid for 12 months.


  • FREE admission to Sunset Zoo for a year (excluding some special events)
  • FREE or discounted admission to more than 150 AZA accredited Zoos and aquariums nationwide.
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events
  • Discounts on Sunset Zoo classes & birthday parties
  • 10% off in the Gift Shop, discounts at the concession stand.

Wonder Workshop Museum  

The Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum is a non-profit hands-on learning museum offering interactive play and learning spaces for children and their families through various indoor and outdoor educational programs and activities in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Members enjoy a variety of benefits, including free museum admission, discounts on programs, special member-only invites, and more!

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Sarah McGinnity
Sarah is owner of Manhattan Moms and is passionate about encouraging and connecting moms - we weren't meant to do this alone! She grew up in Manhattan graduated from Manhattan High and K-State, worked for newspapers and for several marketing departments, and eventually got her master's in public administration. Sarah and her husband, Shea, have four kids - Henry (12), Clark (9), Lucy (7) and Caroline (1). She enjoys reading historical fiction, beating her kids at board games and traveling as often as possible.


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