Membership

Become a Member

Explore science and natural history every day!

The value of your involvement extends further than the benefits you receive. By joining our membership family, you are supporting the development, preservation and research of specimen and artifact collections, educational and outreach programs, and exhibits at our family of museums.

This winter you will also be supporting the People's City Mission in Lincoln. For every membership purchased or renewed from November 26-December 31, 2021, UNSM will donate 2 free Morrill Hall passes to the People's City Mission. Donatable tickets (2 for $10) can also be purchased with your membership, at the Morrill Hall front desk, or by calling the museum at 402-472-2637. 

"People's City Mission is the safety net for those experiencing homelessness in Lincoln, providing emergency and transitional housing, three home cooked meals, and so much more to men, families, and single women. Our Help Center provides free housewares, clothing, food and more to 23,000+ impoverished individuals in our community. As Lincoln's homeless shelter, PCM is more than 97% funded by community donations."
~Amy Pappas, COO, People's City Mission

Gift memberships are also available, simply select Annual Memberships below and select the level you wish to gift on the next page.

Individual membership includes free admission for one adult. All other levels of membership include admission for two adults and two children under age 18. Additional children can be added to a membership for $10 per child. Children 4 and under always receive free admission. 

*Faculty, staff and students with a valid NCard receive free admission. Enjoy full membership benefits by becoming a member today!

 

Membership Levels & Benefits


STUDENT - $25
One full-time student with valid high school or college ID.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• Access to exclusive virtual content


FACULTY/STAFF: INDIVIDUAL - $45
One UNL employee.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• Access to exclusive virtual content
 


AFFILIATE INDIVIDUAL - $45
One employee of affiliate entity. 

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• Access to exclusive virtual content


INDIVIDUAL - $55
One individual.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• Access to exclusive virtual content


FACULTY/STAFF: FAMILY - $59
One UNL employee, another adult, and two children under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• Access to exclusive virtual content


AFFILIATE FAMILY - $59
One employee of affiliate entity, another adult, and two children under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• Access to exclusive virtual content


FAMILY - $69
Two adults and two children under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• Access to exclusive virtual content


GRANDPARENT - $69
Two adults and two grandchildren under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• Access to exclusive virtual content


TUSKERS CLUB - $79
Two adults and two children under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• 4 Planetarium tickets
• Access to exclusive virtual content


FOSSIL FUNDER - $130
Two adults and two children under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• 4 Planetarium tickets
• Smithsonian Affiliate Membership and magazine
• Access to exclusive virtual content


NAUTILUS CLUB - $255
Two adults and two children under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• 4 Planetarium tickets
• Smithsonian Affiliate Membership and magazine
• 2 guest admission passes to Morrill Hall
• Access to exclusive virtual content


SCARAB SOCIETY - $500
Two adults and two children under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• 4 Planetarium tickets
• Smithsonian Affiliate Membership and magazine
• 2 guest admission passes to Morrill Hall
• Coffee with the Museum's Director
• Guided tour of Morrill Hall
• Access to exclusive virtual content


MAMMOTH CIRCLE - $1,000
Two adults and two children under 18.

Benefits:
• Free admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds, and Trailside Museum
• Discounts to Mueller Planetarium and the Discovery Gift Shop
• ASTC Passport Program - free or reduced admission to hundreds of science centers across the U.S.
• Invitations to private events, exhibit openings, and the exclusive Member Lounge at events
• 10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
• 4 Planetarium tickets
• Smithsonian Affiliate Membership and magazine
• 2 guest admission passes to Morrill Hall
• Coffee with the Museum's Director
• Guided tour of Morrill Hall
• Recognition on the Museum's Donor Wall
• Behind-the-scenes collection viewing
• Access to exclusive virtual content