As a Friend of the KU Natural History Museum, you can open doors to museums worldwide while supporting our public science events, exhibits, education and research.

Museum visitors

April 2020 NOTE: While our doors are currently closed due to COVID-19, you can still purchase a membership and support the museum - your membership will begin as soon as we reopen.  Current members will be credited the for time we have been closed. Thank you for your support!

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

  • Free family admission to the KU Natural History Museum
  • 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
  • Advance notification of upcoming programs

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

Remember, museum memberships also make great gifts.


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  • Give online via credit card.
  • by phone: 785.864.4450
  • By mail by printing this page, filling it in, and mailing it to:
    Museum membership
    KU Natural History Museum
    1345 Jayhawk Blvd
    Lawrence, KS 66045

Have 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.