The Friends

Become a member and explore science and
natural history every day!

The value of your membership extends further than the benefits you receive.  Through your enrollment you are helping to support the development and maintenance of the exhibits in Morrill Hall, Trailside Museum of Natural History, and Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park; educational programs and outreach of the State Museum; preservation and collection of specimens and artifacts; and research on the natural history of Nebraska, the Great Plains, and the World.


INDIVIDUAL* Faculty & Staff: $40
Student: $25

FAMILY* Faculty & Staff: $55






One Year Membership
Discounted admission to Mueller Planetarium. Discounts at hundreds of museums as part of the ASTC Passport Program.
Subscription to Mammoth newsletter & Museum Happenings
Invitations to special events & private exhibit openings
Discounts on education programs and special events
Invitations to special events & private exhibit openings
Welcome card from "Archie" to share with children & grandchildren
4 Planetarium passes
Double discount in Discovery Gift Shop (20%)
2 additional Planetarium passes (6 total)
Smithsonian Affiliate Membership
& Magazine (details below)
Museum Lapel Pin
Museum Mug
Guided tour of Morrill Hall
(call to schedule)
2 guest passes to Morrill Hall
Coffee with the Museum's Director
Museum Tote Bag
Recognition on the Museum's Donor Wall
Coffee with a Museum Curator (call to schedule)
Behind-the-scenes collection viewing

Upgrade your current membership with a Smithsonian Affiliate Membership.

Add-on the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership to your current Friends Membership for $25. Contact the museum for more information. Smithsonian subscriptions will be included as a benefit to all new and renewing members at the Fossil Funder level or above.

Smithsonian Magazine (one year subscription) or Air & Space Magazine (six issues)
10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
A personalized Smithsonian membership card
10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
Online Benefits from the Smithsonian with insider access to the Smithsonian and special opportunities
Member Discount on The Great Courses
Reciprocal Admission Benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliates