Happy Holidays from the MADE! We’ve got a great idea for your holiday gifting needs! How about buying a membership or two for your favorite gamers? You’ll never be able to buy them this cheaply again!
We’ve been working very hard to increase the number of playable exhibits at the MADE, and today, we have over 30 playable stations installed. We’re aiming to strike a balance between our admission price and the amount of things you can do inside the museum.
For our first year in our new location, $5 was what we felt was reasonable for what we had. Starting in January 2017, we are raising admission prices to $7 per person, to help us increase revenues and increase services. As an all volunteer organization, there’s only so much we can do. We’re raising admission to cover the cost of paying someone to work the ticket desk, relieving our volunteers to work on the museum as a whole and longer term projects.
This also means membership prices will be increasing from $25 and $75 to $35 and $85, respectively. We will be expanding the family membership, however, so that it allows for 2 people plus 2 guests every visit, similar to how the SFMOMA works.
Here’s the upshot of all this: Memberships purchased before the price uplift will still be valid in the new year. Buy a 1 year membership this month, and it’ll still work until December 2017. You’ll be getting a $10 discount, effectively, and saving yourself the money on our price increase!
That’ll be even more important when, in the coming summer, we will likely raise the prices again to our end and stable price tag of $10 per person admission. By that time, we should have a whole extra room full of playable games, so expect a lot more fun for that price.
Again, even when we raise the admission price to $10 likely sometime in May of 2017, memberships will still be valid. Come see us this or next weekend to buy your Holiday membership gifts! We’ll be closed from December 24 through January 3, so this weekend and next weekend will be your last chance to get cheap memberships!