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Educator Memberships

Join Our Museum: Become A Member

Thank you for your support of Burpee by becoming a member and enjoying some AWESOME perks! Burpee Museum of Natural History is a world-renowned museum with an exceptional paleontology collection, fascinating biology exhibits, cultural and historical exhibits, and so much more. Your membership provides vital financial support to helps us maintain our ongoing scientific research, and maintain a world-class museum in Rockford, while offering outstanding cultural programming and special events. Burpee Members are true VIPs, enjoying special perks and becoming a part of the #BurpeeFamily.

Educator and School Options
  • Basic Educator Membership: $70
    • Includes ASTC Membership
    • Free student passes, Free & Discounted resources for your class
  • Museum Educator Membership: $120
    • Includes above and video conferences
  • School-Wide Full School Membership: $450

Memberships are valid for one year.  

  • Basic Educator Membership: $70
    • Free general admission for one year (includes educator and a second named adult)
    • 10% off gift shop purchases
    • Invitations to members only events and exhibit preview events
    • Discounts on classes and special events
    • Burpee print magazine
    • Ten FREE admission student passes to Burpee Museum ($100 value)
    • Free access to teacher boxes for check-out
    • One video conference with your students and a scientist if your choice (Paleontology, Biology, Anthropology) ($70 value)


  • Educator Museum Membership: $120
    • All of Basic PLUS...
    • Locked in reservation to the PaleoFest Student Symposium for your students
    • Special hands-on science classroom kit provided by Burpee Educators (including items such as fossils, animal hides, feathers, and other great hands-on specimens)


  • Full School Membership: $450
    • Includes all Deluxe PLUS...
    • Free admission for ALL employed staff 
    • 20 Family Passes for free admission to use as giveaways, raffles, prizes, etc. ($1,000 value)
    • "Burpee On-Site" at your events for a minimum of 30 min and a maximum of 5 hours (can be split between multiple events)
    • Up to 5 hands-on-kits per month to be used for classrooms (may be different topics)
    • Two Zoom interviews with a Scientist in a field of your choice