Opening hours & admission prices

Opening hours & admission prices

Opening hours

  • Monday closed (please note: also on Mondays during school holidays unless stated otherwise below)
  • Tuesday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Wednesday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Thursday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Friday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Sunday 11.00 am – 5.00 p

Adjusted opening days and times

  • New Year’s Day, 1 January 2024: closed
  • Carnival Sunday, 11 February 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Carnival Monday, 12 February 2024: closed
  • Carnival Tuesday, 13 February 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Easter Sunday & Monday, 31 March & 1 April 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • King’s Day, 27 April 2024: closed
  • Monday 29 April 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Monday 6 May 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Ascension Day, 9 May 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Whit Sunday and Whit Monday, 19 & 20 May 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Monday 8, 15, 22 & 29 July 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Monday 5 & 12 August 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Monday 21 October 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Saint Nicholas, 5 December 2024: open from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Monday 23 December 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Christmas Eve, 24 December 2024: open from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Christmas Day, 25 December 2024: closed
  • Boxing Day, 26 December 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • Monday 30 December 2024: open from 11 am to 5 pm
  • New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2024: open from 11 am to 4 pm
  • New Year’s Day, 1 januari 2025: closed

Admission prices 2024

  • Entrance 0 to 4 years free
  • Entrance 5 to 17 years € 15,00
  • Entrance 18 years and older € 18,00

Discounts

I have a discount code. What do I have to do?

Choose your tickets for adults or youth using the button “Entrance ticket – voucher discount” in the ticket shop. When you pay enter the discount code in the ‘Do you have a discount code’ field. Then click ‘use’ to use the code and the discount is processed.

I have a CJP card. Am I entitled to a discount?

With a CJP card you pay an entrance fee of 9 euros. Regrettably, you cannot book a ticket online. Please go to the museum information counter if you want to make use of this discount option.  What if I want to book a ticket anyway? In that case choose the option ‘Reservation ticket Vriendenloterij VIP TICKET’.

I have an ICOM card. Am I entitled to a discount?

When you have an ICOM card you are entitled to a free visit. Regrettably, you cannot book a ticket online. Please go to the museum information counter if you want to make use of this discount option.  What if I want to book a ticket anyway? In that case choose the option ‘Reservation ticket Vriendenloterij VIP TICKET’.

I work at Chemelot. Am I entitled to a discount?

You may be entitled to a discount. Please refer to the website of Stichting FSI for the latest information.

I work for the Kerkrade council. Am I entitled to a discount?

When you present your council staff card you will get a discount of 25% on the entrance fee. You can buy your reduced ticket at the information counter or through the online ticket shop with the Kerkrade council discount code.
In addition you will get a 10% discount on purchases in in the museum shop when you show your membership card. This discount does not apply to books, reduced items, gift cards and the purchase of the Museumkaart.

I am a member of the staff association H2O. Am I entitled to a discount?

When you present your card from the staff association H2O you will get a 25% discount on the entrance fee. You can buy your reduced ticket at the information counter or through the online ticket shop with the H2O staff association discount code.
In addition you will get a 10% discount on purchases in in the museum shop when you show your membership card. This discount does not apply to books, reduced items, gift cards and the purchase of the Museumkaart.

I work for EKK Eagle Simrax. Am I entitled to a discount?

When you show the EKK Eagle Simrax SmartCom app you will get a 25% discount on the entrance fee. Regrettably, you cannot book a ticket online. Please go to the museum information counter if you want to make use of this discount option.  What if I want to book a ticket anyway? In that case choose the option ‘Reservation ticket Vriendenloterij VIP TICKET’.
In addition you will also get a 10% discount on purchases in the museum shop when you show your membership card. This discount does not apply to books, reduced items, gift cards and the purchase of the Museumkaart.

I am a member of Meander eXtra. Am I entitled to a discount?

When you show your Meander membership card you will get a discount of 25% on the entrance fee. You can buy your reduced ticket at the information counter or through the online ticket shop with the Meander discount code.
In addition you will get a 10% discount on purchases in in the museum shop when you show your membership card. This discount does not apply to books, reduced items, gift cards and the purchase of the Museumkaart.

I have an annual ticket for GaiaZOO. Am I entitled to a discount?

When you show a valid annual ticket for GaiaZOO you will get a 25% discount on the entrance fee. Regrettably, you cannot book a ticket online. Please go to the museum information counter if you want make use of this discount option.  What if I want to book a ticket anyway? In that case choose the option ‘Reservation ticket Vriendenloterij VIP TICKET’.
In addition you will get a 10% discount on purchases in in the museum shop when you show your membership card. This discount does not apply to books, reduced items, gift cards and the purchase of the Museumkaart.

I have an annual ticket for the BloteVoetenPark Brunssum. Am I entitled to a discount?

When you show a valid annual ticket for the BloteVoetenPark Brunssum you will get a 25% discount on the entrance fee. Regrettably, you cannot book a ticket online. Please go to the museum information counter if you want make use of this discount option.  What if I want to book a ticket anyway? In that case choose the option ‘Reservation ticket Vriendenloterij VIP CARD’
In addition you will get a 10% discount on purchases in in the museum shop when you show your membership card. This discount does not apply to books, reduced items, gift cards and the purchase of the Museumkaart.

I have a Museumkaart. Do I still need to buy an e-ticket?

Admission is free with the Museumkaart. Holders of the Museumkaart need not buy e-tickets. However, we recommend ordering free ‘Reserveringstickets Museumkaart’ to book places on one of the tours. We strongly recommend doing so during the holiday periods.

Can I buy a Museumkaart at the museum?

Yes, it is available at the cash desk. With the Museumkaart you are entitled to a free visit to Discovery Museum and more than 500 other museums in the Netherlands.

I have a Vriendenloterij VIP CARD. Can I use it to visit the museum?

As VIP-cardholder with the VriendenLoterij you are entitled to free admittance to Discovery Museum. You may also bring one guest for free. What do I have to do? You book the number of tickets you need as ‘Reservation ticket Vriendenloterij VIP CARD’ and scan your VIP Card at the entrance gate. To make use of the (free) entrance ticket for your guest, you go to the information counter.