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Become a Burpee Member

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.

(senior, educator, and military discounts available; no additional discounts on family membership promotion deal)

Membership Holiday Sale: October 24th-December 29th 2022

Purchases can be made in person at the front desk or by calling (815) 965-3433, and online on eventbrite.

Family Memberships:

  • Buy one, get one half off OR
  • Buy two, get the third one free

Donor Memberships:

  • Receive a free mystery box with a purchase of a donor membership
    • Boxes may include posters, minerals, and more!

Education & Homeschool Memberships:

  • Receive an additional 10 free family passes
All Members Get:
  • Free general admission to Burpee Museum 
  • Discounted rates to most Burpee Museum programming and classes
  • Advance notice on all special events and cultural offerings
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in the Gift Shop
  • Free admission to Members’ Only Event  
Membership Details: Family and Grandparent
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Family Memberships

Family Science Learning

Basic Family Membership: $65 Museum Family Membership: $90 Museum Family Plus Membership: $100 Museum Donor Family VIP Membership: $250

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Educator Memberships

Class & School Experiences

Basic Educator Membership: $70, Museum Educator Membership: $120, School-Wide Full School Membership: $450

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Students, Dual and Individual Adults

Expanding Learning for All Ages

Dual Adult: $60, Individual: $50, Student: $20

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Homeschool & Cohort Memberships

Family Science Learning

Basic: $90, Deluxe: $200