Guide to Free Memberships in the Louisville Area


Louisville is home to a number of museums and centers for kids. It can sometimes become expensive, but there are some opportunities to join for free. Here is our guide to some free memberships in the Louisville area!

Frazier History Museum Membership

Now through October 31, 2021, residents in the following counties are eligible for free memberships at the museum: Jefferson, Oldham, Meade, Shelby, Henry, Spencer, Hardin, Nelson, Bullitt, Clark (IN), Floyd (IN), and Harrison (IN).

The Frazier is a history museum located in the West Main District of downtown Louisville. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Frazier documents and reinterprets stories from history using artifacts, exhibitions, and live interpretations written and performed daily by a talented staff of teaching artists. With the opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center and the Spirit of Kentucky® exhibit in 2018, the Frazier became the official starting point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

Kentucky Science Center Membership

Starting at $97, your Science Center Family Membership is paid for in as little as 2 visits! Kentucky Science Center is now also offering free memberships to families participating in SNAP/WIC!

The museum has something for everyone! From interactive science exhibits to The Makerplace for kids to make art, kids of all ages will find something to enjoy.

Louisville Free Public Library

The Louisville Free Public Library offers free library cards for all Jefferson county residents.  They offer free computer access by appointment and books can be picked up with curbside service.  There are also virtual storytime readings and activities.

Speed Art Museum- Speed for All

This membership program provides free family or individual memberships to anyone for whom cost is a barrier of access into the museum. Speed for All is an important part of inviting everyone to the Museum, one of the fundamental elements of their mission.

Benefits as a Speed for All Member are for two adults and all children under 18. Benefits include the following: free admission to the museum, free parking, and much more!


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