Membership

Membership Draft update

UNSM membership opens an multitude of opportunities to explore science and natural history. Below are some of the ways our members can explore more, save more, and experience more. 

Explore More

Your membership opens a multitude of opportunities to explore science and natural history. Each level of membership includes unlimited access to our UNSM Museum Locations for one year:

  • Morrill Hall (Lincoln)
  • Ashfall Fossil Beds (Royal)
  • Trailside Museum (Crawford)

It also includes access to hundreds of science centers across the United States through the ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) Passport Program. A complete list of reciprocal ASTC museums and benefits can be viewed here

Save More

Museum members enjoy discounts on museum activities and amenities.

  • 10% off Discovery Gift Shop purchases
  • Discounted admission rates on Mueller Planetarium Shows
  • Discounted rates for UNSM Summer Camps
  • Discounted rates for the Museum's annual Valentine Wine & Dine event

Experience More

Experience annual events like Dinosaurs & Disasters, Fossil Day, and Archie's Party at Morrill Hall for free as a UNSM member. Join in the Rockin' Rhino Bash at Ashfall Fossil Beds. Enjoy science experiences and activities with our educators and researchers through monthly programs at Morrill Hall like Sunday with a Scientist, Investigate: Saturday Science Lab, and Pop In Storytime. 

Plus, returning soon will be the UNSM Members-Only night at Morrill Hall (stay tuned for further details). 

 

How your membership Gives Back

But the value of your involvement extends further than the benefits you receive. By joining our membership family, you are providing for the conservation of specimens and artifacts in our Research Collections; you are supporting the development and delivery of educational and outreach programs; you are funding student research and internship opportunities; and you are helping us maintain and develop exhibits at each of our museum locations.

By purchasing or renewing a membership, you're also an active participant in our Community Access Program. Each season UNSM partners with a community organization to donate FREE museum passes for that organization's participants. Examples of previous partners include: CEDARS, Friendship Home, Malone Community Center, People's City Mission, and more. 

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