Become A Member

Expand your horizons and explore the museum that's full of surprises! By becoming a member of Burpee Museum you'll enjoy benefits such as free admission, invitations to member events, and more. But that's not all—you'll also be supporting a community-minded organization dedicated to education and preservation.

Becoming a member is easy. You can do it by mail, telephone, in person, or online. And remember, memberships make great gifts!

Mail: Burpee Museum of Natural History

         737 N. Main Street

         Rockford, IL 61103

Telephone: Give us a call at (815) 965-3433

In Person: Visit the Visitors Services desk in the lobby of Burpee Museum.

Online: See Membership Levels and Pay Online Below!

All membership levels enjoy these benefits:

  • Free admission to all permanent Museum exhibits
  • Free admission to special members-only events
  • Reduced rates for special Museum events
  • Reduced rates and discounts for classes and programs
  • 10% discount in the Collector's Shop
  • Free access to Museum learning and resource materials
  • Exciting volunteer opportunities
  • Membership in ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) for free or discounted admission to over 250 museums throughout the world! (museums with a 90-mile radius or in the same city may choose not to honor reciprocal, free, or discounted admission; call for details)


Membership Categories


General Membership: $70

Membership includes general admission for up to 2 adults and children/grandchildren under 14

  • Free admission to all permanent exhibits
  • Free admission to special member only events
  • Reduced rates for classes and programs
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop
  • Access to learning and resource materials
  • Membership to ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers for free or discounted admission to over 250 museums throughout the world! (museums with a 90-mile radius or in the same city may choose not to honor reciprocal, free, or discounted admission; call for details)




Friend: $250

Includes all benefits above, plus

  • 3 single-use guest admission passes
  • Magazine subscription to National Geographic
  • Recognition in annual report and newsletter




Patron: $500 Best Value! 

Includes all benefits above, plus

  • 5 single-use guest admission passes
  • 15% gift shop discount
  • Complimentary use of Gallery, Classroom 2 or Classroom 3 for one private event




Fellow: $1,000

Includes all benefits above, plus

  • 7 single-use guest admission passes
  • Private tour of museum collections for up to eight guests
  • 10% off any rental fee for one special event



Your membership to Burpee Museum is tax deductible under the fullest extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor.