Become a Member

As a Friend of the KU Natural History Museum, your support helps our public science events, exhibits, education and research thrive. You also directly support our mission to study and share the past and present life on Earth to educate, engage and inspire. Plus, there are other benefits!

Learn more and join today


For as little as $60 for a household membership, you receive:

  • Free household admission to the KU Natural History Museum
  • Access to special members-only events
  • Free or reduced admission to more than 300 museums and science centers through the ASTC Travel Passport
  • A 10 percent discount at the museum’s gift shop
  • Subscription to the museum's e-newsletter

Membership Tiers

  • KU Student Membership ($15)
  • Household Membership ($60+)
  • KU Staff, Faculty or Student + family ($55+)
  • Explorers Club ($500+) Receive an invitation to our annual Explorers Club Dinner
  • Director's Society ($1,000+) Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour for 4 with our Director, plus receive an invitation to our annual Explorers Dinner

Remember, museum memberships also make great gifts!

Use the Join Today button below to sign up online. If you prefer to pay by check, please request a printable membership form by emailing Visitor Services at