As a Friend of the KU Natural History Museum, your support helps our public science events, exhibits, education and research thrive. You directly support our mission to study and share the past and present life on Earth to educate, engage and inspire. Members also help ensure the museum is free for all to attend. Membership also includes free or reduced admission to over 300 other museums and science centers! BECOME A MEMBER TODAY or learn more about the many benefits below:

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

​Free family 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
A 10 percent discount on museum summer camps
A 10 percent discount at the museum’s gift shop
Subscription to the museum's e-newsletter

Premium membership:
Explorers Club: Receive an invitation to our annual Explorers Club Dinner
Director's Society: Experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour for 4 with our Director, plus an invitation to our annual Explorers Dinner.

Remember, museum memberships also make great gifts. Just fill in the appropriate gift information on the Membership Form.


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  • Give online via credit card. 
  • If you prefer to pay by check, please request a printable membership form by emailing Lynn Ward at 

Questions? Contact us by phone at 785.864.4450 or by email.


KU faculty, staff and students may add family members to obtain a full household membership for $55.