CURRENT HOURS: General touring is closed for the season. Visit Events and Programs for special events.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does my membership start?

Immediately. All purchases made online or via phone receive a confirmation email that serves as a temporary card.

When will I receive my membership card?

Cards are mailed up to 14 days after you renew or purchase your membership. You will immediately receive a confirmation email which serves as a temporary card when you renew or purchase your membership online.

When does my membership expire?

All memberships expire at the end of the month a year from purchase. All membership renewals are extended a year from the current expiration date.

I can’t find my membership card and I’d like to visit today. What should I do?

You may present a valid photo ID for entry to Living History Farms. To help ensure a smooth check-in, please email and we’ll be happy to help.

I think I’ve lost my membership card. What should I do?

There is a $5 fee to reprint TRI and LHF/BPZ cards. There’s no fee to reprint LHF/SCI and LHF-only cards at this time. Please send us an email at to start the process to send you new cards.

Where can I find my membership ID number?

On LHF issued cards, the membership ID number is under your name. On SCI issued cards (LHF/SCI Combos), the membership ID number is the patron ID. On BPZ issued cards (TRI and LHF/BPZ Combos), the membership ID number is under the barcode.

How does the day camp discount work for each membership level?

To receive the day camp member discount, the child attending camp must be listed on an LHF membership. For One Plus One members, the discount applies for one child in the household. One Plus One memberships with more than one child registered for camp will be asked to upgrade their membership to a Family or Family Plus membership or pay for the non-member rate of camp (per additional child). To upgrade your membership please call: 515-278-5286 ext. 158. For Family Plus, Family, Grandparent Plus, and Grandparent memberships, the discount applies for only the children or grandchildren covered under the membership.

What is the refund policy for membership to Living History Farms?

LHF-only and combo memberships (LHF/BPZ, LHF/SCI, and TRI) are non-refundable and non-transferable.

What is the Time Travelers discount?

Museums participating in Time Travelers receive a variety of discounts at participating museums such as $1.00 off admission, BOGO admission, free admission, or even some discounts on retail purchases. You must present your membership card to receive the discount. See the complete list of participating museums and their reciprocal discounts here.

Can I upgrade my membership to include the Blank Park Zoo or Science Center?

Yes, but it depends on when your membership is up for renewal. To inquire about upgrading your membership, please send an email to with your current ID number and current level (from your membership card).

I’m a member of a group. Can I purchase a membership for my group?

No, at this time our membership program is designed for individuals and families.

I own a day care. Can I purchase a membership for the day care?

No, at this time our membership program is designed for individuals and families.

What are the guidelines for visiting Living History Farms?

We have a museum code of conduct that all guests, including members, must follow. You can read this online, on our kiosks in the Visitor Center, or you may ask the admissions clerk for a copy when you check in. Code of Conduct