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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:

  • Unlimited Free Admission: Enjoy unlimited free admission to Burpee Museums permanent exhibits for one year. Drop by for an hour or stay all day. With membership you can visit as often as you like!
  • Official Membership card.
  • Membership in ASTC (Association of Science—Technology Centers) for free or a discounted admission to over 300 museums throughout the world. (Museums within a 90-mile radius or in the same city may choose not to honor reciprocal, free, or discounted admission.) Details may be found at the following website
  • Advance notice to Museum offerings prior to the public.
  • Exclusive invitations to Special Members-Only Events and Activities
  • Email newsletters updating you with upcoming activities, insider tips, and special offers just for members.
  • Early registration opportunities to museum programs and discounts on special events.
  • 10% discount on museum store purchases.
  • Reduced rates for classes and programs.
  • Access to museum learning and resource materials.
  • Members discounts on field trips, day camps, and more!
  • Exciting Volunteer opportunities.

Membership Categories

Family/ Household:

Membership includes general admission for up to 2 adults (living in the same household) or 1 individual plus 1 adult guest, and children/grandchildren under 17.



Family/Household Membership

Dual Adult: $60

Membership includes general admission for the 2 named individuals (living in the same household) or 1 individual plus 1 guest.


Dual Adult Membership

Individual Adult:  

Membership includes general admission for the member  (ages 18 – 62)


Individual Adult Membership

Student Membership:

Membership includes general admission to students of the age of 18 or older. Student must have a valid student ID and be currently enrolled in high school, college or university level.


Includes all benefits listed, plus

  • For all students who volunteer for 10 or more hours will receive a free membership.

Student Membership

*Senior Discounts: Senior members (63 or older) may take a $10 discount off the Individual, Dual Adult, or Family Membership levels.

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