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7 Memberships We Love in Rochester, MN

Need to find a gift, but don’t want to give more stuff? Or, looking to treat yourself to a year full of new experiences? We have the perfect solution! Annual memberships are a perfect gift idea for kids and adults alike. We’ve got 7 great Rochester-area memberships that give the gift of experiences and memory-making all year long!



A membership to Rochester’s own Children’s Museum is the perfect gift for kids. SPARK offers people of all ages the opportunity to learn about the world, each other, and local environments through hands-on, inquiry-based exploration and play. With maker spaces, special events, fun programming, rotating exhibits, and plenty of space to play, there’s always something fun happening at SPARK!

Memberships:  Family and Grandparent memberships available, $159- $199 annually

SPARK – Children’s Museum of Rochester

Rochester Art Center

Love art? Membership at the Rochester Art Center includes free access to the galleries, discounts on ticketed workshops and events, 10% off in the Gallery Shop, and more! Plus, be part of supporting and sustaining the arts community in Rochester.

Range of Membership Levels, starting at $40 annually

Quarry Hill

An absolute gem in our community, Quarry Hill Nature Center offers year-round free access to nature, programming, and a beautiful nature center, thanks to the generous donations and memberships from our community.

Members at Quarry Hill receive: priority enrollment and discounts on Summer Camps, free admission to Sunday Naturalist programs, discounted fees on programs, events, rentals, and more! Not to mention, members enjoy knowing they are directly supporting Quarry Hill’s mission of “Opening eyes and minds through natural science discovery.”

Membership: Donation of $60 or more and enjoy membership benefits for a year!

Quarry Hill Nature Center | Photo by: Quarry Hill Nature Center


Roca is Rochester’s indoor climbing, yoga, and fitness center. Their amazing facility is designed to serve a wide range of needs– from children and beginners, to advanced and competition climbing. Roca offers a full range of training, classes, yoga, fitness, competition teams, and more! A membership or punch card may be shared with multiple people and punches never expire!

Memberships: A wide range of options, from gift cards, day passes , and punch cards, to monthly and annual memberships

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Roca Climbing & Fitness | Photo provided by Roca

Nana Gogo Toybrary

One thing most parents can agree on– regardless of the size of living space –is that kid clutter is a constant struggle. Corralling toys, some of which they grow out of in just a couple of months, and then storing, selling, or donating them requires a LOT of space and time.

Nana Gogo Toybrary is the perfect solution! Membership at Nana Gogo Toybrary allows kids from 6 months to 6 years old to borrow toys and exchange them as often as they like! This great membership means endless toy options, with none of the waste and storage issues. PLUS, members enjoy on-site play, discounts on events, workshops, and classes.

Membership: Monthly or Annual Membership with two level options

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Nana Gogo Toybrary | photo provided by Nana Gogo

Threshold Arts

Support community programs in the arts and artist opportunities with a membership at Threshold Arts!

Membership includes member commission rate for sales of artwork at downtown storefront, online  sales presence, access to Makers Workshop, tool library, shared work/rehearsal spaces at The Castle, and a listing in the member directory.

Memberships: Individual, Family, Month, and Annual memberships available

Threshold Arts | Photo by Tiffany Alexandria of CHOOCHOO-ca-CHEW

Minnesota State Parks Annual Pass

With *75* State Parks, Minnesota has an abundance of spaces around the state for anyone looking to spend more time in nature!  State Parks are open year-round, with frequent events and programs on a variety of topics and activities. Plus, there are 10 State Parks 90 minutes or less from Rochester! At just $35 for an annual vehicle pass, this gift is a bargain! The vehicle pass gives unlimited access to all 75 State Parks for a full year.

Annual Vehicle Pass: $35

Whitewater State Park
Whitewater State Park

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